Is it everyone's civic duty to vote?
You have no obligation to vote unless you have a voice in choosing the issues and individuals you are voting on.
You would not let me set options that affect your life and tell you your only choice is to pick one of them. It is no less ridiculous to let political parties tell you who you can vote for.
Those who control your voting options tell you voting is a civic duty. They want to make you feel guilty and force you to choose sides in a system that intentionally divides the nation.
That is not a good thing!
Political systems should serve the interests of all the people. Until we adopt a truly democratic system where each of us has the ability to participate in the selection of our representatives, the appalling failures of the party system will continue to wreak havoc on us and our environment.
Who will join me in designing a better way to select our political leaders?