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Didn't vote? Don't complain

November 15, 2008

Re "Regrets of a nonvoter," Opinion, Nov. 11

Despite Norah Vincent's self-serving excuses, there is never a good reason not to vote. To read this article on Veterans Day, when we honor the millions of citizens who gave their lives to preserve our right of self-determination through the ballot, is especially offensive.

I voted for Barack Obama and Joe Biden, as Vincent now wishes she had. President-elect Obama was successful without engaging in personal attacks against his opponents, as Vincent does. It does not reflect positively on the author or her message.

Jay Lipsky

Los Angeles

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Perhaps Vincent should consider relocating to Somalia. There, as a libertarian, she wouldn't have to be penalized by paying taxes or be troubled about not having exercised her duty as a citizen to vote.

She also would be the beneficiary of the government that she would deserve.

Alfred M. Sils

Woodland Hills

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Pity poor Vincent and her stupefying inability to discern a single issue important enough to tilt a vote for president. Thank you, Norah, for allowing me the privilege of making your choice for you.

Linda Brown

Laguna Beach

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