Author: Devon Douglas-Bowers

The Citizen’s Dilemma: Why Do We Vote?

While the 2014 Senate elections are several months away and the 2016 Presidential elections are even farther off into the future, the media is still hyping these up as if they are going to happen any day, most recently with the Chris Christie bridge scandal. However, the time has come for us to question as to why we vote, why we engage in this current system that oppresses us. We must realize the citizen’s dilemma. Again and again, every election cycle people are encouraged to vote and millions turn out with the hopes that voting in a new politician...

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