Voter Capabilities

1442 Words Jun 3rd, 2014 6 Pages
INTRODUCTION
Citizens, politicians, and officials have been in heated debates on whether Americans are capable of handling their responsibilities that are given just for being a citizen. Voting is a personal choice for Americans. The fears of losing rights and freedom have been present for many decades and centuries. Everybody is concerned that citizens may not be as free as they once were. People fought hard to make every American citizen free. Citizens who complain that our government is not perfect and is not doing well for the United States are people who usually do not even vote. One vote can make a difference. Citizens are extremely concerned with our rights and freedom, but do not even attempt to make a change. Citizens are
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Citizens are not always informed when they go to the voting booth and mark their candidate. “If the democratic system depended solely on the qualifications of the individual voter, then it seems remarkable that democracies have survived through the centuries” (Barleson, Lazarfeld, McPhee; p 209). Every voter may be qualified, but the voter can still lack information. Barleson, Lazerfeld, and McPhee recognize that individuals do not meet the standards that Political politicians necessarily agree with.
Evidence-based Argument
Voters do not have enough information to make educated votes that are best for this country. Americans will sit around and complain about the Democracy, but attempt to do nothing about it. Numbers speak for themselves; if every citizen that complained about the Democracy voted, there would be a change in the world. Every vote counts in America and everybody has a voice. One cannot stress how important it is to gain information about current politics. Information is found everywhere. Information can be found online, on television, in articles, and in books. Reading a little bit can go a long way.
Americans need to take the time to find information and their rights would be safer. Americans are entitled to rights and freedom, so they give up the responsibilities. Americans are dependent of others; they want others to make the right decision. Every citizen is responsible for them and will not always agree on the same decisions

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