If you didn’t vote, then I don’t want to hear you complain.
Unless you aren’t 18, aren’t a citizen of this country or have some special circumstance, you have no excuse for not voting.
If you didn’t register in time, that was your fault. There were countless voter drives on campus and you could have registered online.
If you didn’t have time to go to the polls on election day, that was your fault. You could have participated in advanced voting.
Don’t give me the excuse that you didn’t learn about government and politics in high school. As terrible as your high school civics teacher may or may not have been, you are no longer in high school.
Don’t say you should have taken a politics class at K-State to understand how to vote. That would have been a waste of more than $800. And let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t have even gone to class most mornings.
It was your duty as a citizen to educate yourself. The Collegian had a candidate election guide with profiles on several candidates, as did countless other news organizations. Candidates also have these amazing things called websites.
Voting was your job as a citizen and you failed. You failed yourself and your country.