If you are disgusted or disengaged by politics and you are not voting, then you are part of the problem. More people dropping out of the process means, increasingly, that a smaller & smaller fringe minority of angry (and not necessarily smarter) Americans are choosing candidates for the rest of us to vote on in the general election.
To compound the problem, 57% of eligible voters turned out for the general presidential election in 2012.
You might be thinking that your voice doesn’t matter and that’s why you don’t participate. Perhaps that’s true. You may think that politics as it is won’t change anything. This too rings true. In fact, both of these sentiments will be true if you are not voting.
The United States is the oldest modern democracy in the world (not counting the Haudenosaunee) yet we rank below Kenya, India and Mexico in terms of voter turnout. Things certainly won’t change until these figures do. Maybe if we matched Kenya’s turnout (85%), this might be a vastly different nation?