The Human Truth Foundation

If You Don't Vote, Then You Have No Right to Complain About the Result

By Vexen Crabtree 2016

It is unfortunate that those who are most often motivated to vote are those with very particular and sometimes extremist views. Their good voting record means that they bear undue and unfair pressure on the political system. The academic Frank Furedi pointed out in 2004 that it has become commonplace that more people vote to choose the remaining cast of Big Brother than who vote to elect our leaders for the next three years1. In an irresponsible and childish world, entertainment has become more important than good governance. To restore balance, more moderates and "ordinary people" need to vote.

"Democratic Disillusionment and Voter Apathy"
Vexen Crabtree
(2016)

See: Democracy: Its Foundations and Modern Challenges. Its menu: