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Not voting is not a smart option

Groups of activists are not lacking on the UA campus. But activism is typically supposed to bring about greater involvement and positive results for the community at large.

The League of Non-Voters, however, has different goals in mind.

After beginning in August, the League has been distributing propaganda on campus in order to convince students not to vote.

The League claims that by voting, citizens are accepting the falsely-claimed authority of the government.

This point of view is inaccurate - and somewhat ridiculous - for a number of reasons. First of all, the basis of democracy is that constituents are able to voice their opinions in order to maintain or change the status quo government. By encouraging people not to vote, the League of Non-Voters is undermining one of the most important powers that citizens possess.

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