Is choosing to not vote selfish?
Sheldon C. Good is assistant director of Eastern Mennonite University's Washington Community Scholar's Center. He lives in Washington, D.C. He is a regular contributor to the RedLetter Christians website.
In a blog posted on September 30, Good reflects ...
"A number of my Christian friends have been talking and writing about how they are not going to vote in the 2012 elections. As a Mennonite whose spiritual history is linked to removal from society, I can respect people who believe that not voting is a way of subverting the powers and principalities of this world. And yet I’m concerned.
"I’m concerned that too many folks haven’t fully considered what a privilege it is to vote, and what a privilege it is to not vote.
"Choosing to not vote is a political and moral choice that strikes me as selfish." Read More