That's right. You read that correctly. While the First Amendment of the United States Constitution protects everyone's right to free speech (oops, there are Patriot Act exceptions under today's King George), I think the whiny cry-baby people who do not take the time to even vote should just hush up, as in stifle, as in quiet, as in shut up, whenever it comes to our government, our laws, candidates, politicians, elections, and so forth.
Hey, you nonvoting hypocrites freely forfeited your right to vote, so I feel you forfeited your right to speech concerning things for which you could have voted upon.
Whenever these less-than-good-citizens complain, they should be ignored! After all, they ignored the opportunity to let their wishes be known where it counts -- at the ballot box. They are part of the problem, if not the problem itself!
Rather than going on and rambling for myself, let me direct you to the short essay Non Voting Hypocrits by C.B. Stiggins.
Then there is the following:
THE NONVOTERS HAVE IT
OUR BIGGEST `PARTY' - 120 MILLION STRONG - IS INCREASINGLY RESPONSIBLE FOR WHO RUNS AMERICA
WHY DON'T MORE AMERICANS VOTE? MARTIN P. WATTENBERG
Read that here.
The League of Women Voters has also looked at the issue of nonvoters. Their findings may be read in the report: Alienation Not a Factor in Nonvoting
About.com: U.S. Gov Info/ Resources has Survey Answers, Why Don't More Americans Vote? from Robert Longley.
Oh all right, I can't take away the nonvoting poor-excuse-for-a-citizen's right to free speech, but I can say this loud and clear: "I DON'T WANT TO HEAR IT." So if you really want to be heard, say it with your vote at the ballot box.