The Sun: Don’t take voting so lightly.

My most recent column discusses apathy among the younger generation.

So disturbed by this evidence of apathy, the following morning I posted on social media: “If you abstain from voting in the next elections you really don’t have a right to complain afterwards.” The first comment was “What has the right to vote got to do with the freedom of speech?”

Interestingly enough, the answer to that is “everything”. The right to vote is part of the democratic process. Freedom of speech is part of the democratic process. These principles, of course, are practised differently from country to country, but they belong to the same cradle called democracy. Which non-democratic country has unfettered freedom of speech?

Apathy or cynicism? Or both? What do you think? Comment below!

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