Episode 5: No, voting is NOT a civic duty
Free to Offend Episode 5
Everyone from politicians to A-list celebrities insist it’s our “civic duty” to vote this presidential election. But is it really?
Well… No. Not at all.
In living up to the name of the podcast, Nevada Policy’s Michael Schaus and Robert Fellner spend this episode of Free to Offend discussing why voting is not a civic duty at all—and why folks on all sides of the political aisle are actually doing a disservice in cultishly promoting such a false belief.
In fact, far from ensuring a more representative government, the act of voting can lend legitimacy to some of the worst aspects of government overreach—while the deliberate act of sitting out an election can often be a praiseworthy decision to distance oneself from an immoral and illegitimate false choice.
Schaus and Fellner argue that you shouldn’t feel pressured to vote. Regardless of what your Biden-supporting neighbor or Trump-loving coworker might say, you have no responsibility or “civic duty” to take part in the pageantry of visiting the ballot box.
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- The Election Won’t Fix What’s Wrong with 2020
- To Vote or Not to Vote
- Is there a Moral Duty to Vote in an Election Where the Stakes are Unusually High?
- Justifying a Moral Duty to Vote is a Lot Harder than You Might Think
Free to Offend:
A podcast that radically defends free speech by regularly practicing it.
Produced by Nevada Policy Research Institute,
featuring Nevada Policy’s Michael Schaus and Robert Fellner.