on speaking without voting

Last Thanksgiving, I had the profound pleasure of sitting near my uncle-in-law as he reiterated something I heard people repeat often in a mindless fashion:
“I think that if you did not vote, you have no right to complain.”

I wanted to rephrase that statement for him:
“If one did not perform an utterly meaningless and symbolic gesture that saps gross amounts of personal time then one no longer should be able to engage in the God given right to free speech.”
Alas, I held my tongue. My wife would have killed me for mocking her family.

HT: Donald J. Boudreaux for reminding me of this incident with his latest blog post

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