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Unformatted text preview: many groups are showing. The United States does not require voting since it is a right, but not necessarily an obligation. We have the right to or not to vote. I believe this is because the government understands that not everyone is interested in voting. I am aware of other countries who actually register their citizens automatically, but even there the voter turnout is not 100%. From this we can conclude that just being we have a right to something, does not assert that we have an interest in it too. An entity can, then, have a right to something without having an interest in it. This is the basis of freedom. One does not necessarily have to have an interest in something to have a right to allow one to follow through with his interest. We are free to develop interests and act on it without unreasonable limits....
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2008 for the course PHIL 1120 taught by Professor Heuveln during the Fall '07 term at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
- Fall '07