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Freux OP wrote

If I understand, you are saying that non-voters are to blame as much as voters, can you elaborate?

Mass non-voting will at least statistically show that the population doesn't want to be governed, therefore any ruler would be illigitimate. I'm not sure of what that would mean but surely not the status quo.

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alex wrote

i shouldn’t’ve said “same.” if you’re a voter i’d say you’re more responsible because you’ve legitimized the state and its leaders, if you’re a non-voter you may be partially to blame depending on what you do or believe in outside of refusal to vote.

i agree with you wholeheartedly though that a ruler would be illegitimate if a large population didn’t vote.

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Freux OP wrote

But then that just mean that non-voters are to blame for whatever else they do or don't. It has nothing to do with elections.

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alex wrote

that’s a good point and so i agree with you. you’ve changed my mind

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