If I DON'T vote that does NOT mean I:
don't care about politics
am somehow 'undemocratic'
am 'insulting those who fought for our right to vote'
I am very politically motivated, I engage with my local MP, often writing many letters of complaint about policies. One issue that springs to mind was the abortion and stem cell issues that were around last year.
I sign petitions, I demonstrate, I protest, I try to engage people in reasoned debate about political issues. I put a lot of effort into absorbing as much information as possible concerning current events and the governments policies/
So simply because I don't vote, somehow that strips me of my rights to an opinion? I'm put in some kind of 'non-voter' gang that all the 'voters' sneer at from above?
I'm rather insulted by this way of thinking.