Should We Vote and Why Presidential Election Question

1. Please only use the online articles I provided below for sources, and do not use any other material.

2. Now, consider all of the following:

  • What are the pros and cons of voting? Relate them to the 2016 Presidential election and the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Pick a side. Should everyone who is eligible vote? What’s the opposite position? Address and refute a major counter-argument.
  • Consider the moral arguments made to act or speak out when injustice occurs or to challenge the status quo. Is voting a form of speaking or acting? Does our vote count?
  • Fake news and Facebook: http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/online-hoaxes-fake-news-played-role-election/
  • Is ignorance an excuse? What is our obligation as citizens? How does voting affect our lives and those of others? Consider the Atwood quote: “Ignoring isn’t the same as ignorance, you have to work at it.”