I tend to disagree with you if I understood well your mail.
Not voting are not taking a stand will mean that one doing so is just disengaging, therefore cannot complain in the future about doings of the elected members. I believe that all members of an association (or country actually) not exercising their right of vote are not exercising their basic right in a democratic regime. Just an opinion, so many regimes around the world do not care about democracy and if we can or be lucky enough we should choose our leaders to represent us (if case they fail in a democracy we can fire them at next one).
In any case we have the leaders we deserve (good or bad) as a community in a democracy by our own choice, voting or not.
My one cent input.
Jean Marc (3B8DU)
On Jul 31, 2020, at 7:33 PM, Martin VE3OAT via AMSAT-BB [email protected] wrote:
Ray Soifer wrote :
"I am not endorsing any candidate, nor do I think my endorsement would matter anyway."
To the contrary, Ray, I suspect that I am not the only one on the fringes who would appreciate knowing who you would endorse in this election.
... Martin Potter VE3OAT
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