Volume 95, Issue 28

Tuesday, October 23, 2001
 
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OPINIONS

Biased coverage of Mike HarrisŐ resignation?

So hang on, studying my ass is not useful?

Hockey player seems proud of his position

So hang on, studying my ass is not useful?

To the Editor:

The words 'I choose not to vote' command about as much political respect as a half-eaten Cheerio.

But I don't think my saying them should immediately classify me as an intellectual miscarriage of the educational system.

That's what I was forced to say today when I had my integrity crucified by students in the University Community Centre who were encouraging students to vote by use of guilt.

Basically, I chose not to vote, not because I think democracy is a waste of my time, but rather because that particular election is.

To be blunt, it's not a relevant enough cause for the amount of contemplation it entails. From a utilitarian standpoint, I have a certain amount of time and analyzing the candidates is not as beneficiary as studying my ass, so I may have a rosier, election-laced future.

I think not voting is a shame, but being forced to vote for something I have no clue about is even more wrong.

An ignorant ballot is worse than a mute voice in the herd because it may choose the less-qualified party.

I have classes to ace, so the election can come and go without me, and I don't think that I should be made to feel like a clown for refusing to tick-off a candidate's alien name for some relatively insignificant position.

Joshua Levy

History III


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