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If they didn't vote, they forfeit the right to complain.

Why would this be so? If they have the right and privilege to vote don't they also have the right and privilege not to vote? And by not voting, does this make them less informed than those of us who did vote to complain? Heck, we can't force or make people vote just as much as we can't force or make them not vote. I now this "they don't have the right to complain if they didn't vote" is a common argument by those who did vote but I don't understand the credibility of the argument.

While I don't agree with their point of view and think they are idiots, I do agree with their right to protest or complain whether they voted or not. As far as I was aware, there was no law which stated you couldn't protest or complain if you didn't vote is there?

...and yes I voted and always have.
 

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If they didn't vote, they forfeit the right to complain.
Rather than a legal forfeiture this seems more like a surrendering of any protester's claims to the moral high ground.
Voting in the USA is a right and privilege for those registered citizens who care enough to be part of the democratic process.
My wife came from a country where voting is mandatory and this somehow results in many simple people not valuing the process and throwing their votes away, casting them for candidates who entertain the most, or promise the most free benefits. As a result it is a failing socialistic state.
 

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Admiral,,,,, I disagree. If you want to be part of the political process, you should vote. Protesting is part of the political process, isn't it? I totally believe in the right to protest, though I don't think our returning veterans during the Viet Nam era should be in the faces of those soldiers who served in country. I also don't think the entertainers who have a platform, should be on a soapbox railing against any political point. And NO, I ain't Fonda Jane!
 

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Admiral,,,,, I disagree. If you want to be part of the political process, you should vote. Protesting is part of the political process, isn't it? I totally believe in the right to protest, though I don't think our returning veterans during the Viet Nam era should be in the faces of those soldiers who served in country. I also don't think the entertainers who have a platform, should be on a soapbox railing against any political point. And NO, I ain't Fonda Jane!
My point is, we may not like it that someone who didn't vote is protesting something related to the voting process however, it's still there right to free speech and that's all I'm pointing out whether we like it or not.

Yes, and I wholeheartedly agree with you some protesting and protesters are despicable! They will have to live with what they've done! Once I was old enough to know what "she" had done (I can't even mention her name), I've pretty much-ignored anything she's ever done.
 
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