Apathy is not acceptable

07/25/2014 9:07 AM

07/22/2014 8:50 AM

Re "Culture of indifference" (Forum, July 13): This article has brought many responses from readers. Certainly our country cannot benefit from voters who don't care and don't understand the issues or candidates on the ballot. As Americans, we are fortunate to live in a democratic society. You can vote or not vote, you can educate yourself or not. By choosing not to vote, you have decided to let others make the rules for how you live. You have decided to forfeit a precious right that comes with being a citizen of this country.

The solutions to apathy include civics education beginning in grade school, mandatory voting as a civic duty and strict regulation of political funding. How can we accept having one of the lowest voter-turnouts of any country on the planet?

-- Judy Stabler, Citrus Heights

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