The Most Important Rights And Responsibilities That U.s. Citizens

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One of the most important rights and responsibilities that U.S. citizens have is to vote.

Millions American citizens are qualified to vote. Unfortunately, many don’t. They give up on a

chance to choose leaders and representatives who will do things that are important to them.

Nobody can force a citizen to vote. But many citizens do vote, because voting lets them tell the

government what they want it to do. If citizens think they’re paying too many taxes, they can

vote for a person who promises to lower taxes. If citizens want more services, they can vote for

someone who will promise to spend funds to gain more services. People might think that their

vote might not count because of the other millions of people in America and the electoral

college, but did they know that Richard Nixon, not John F. Kennedy, would have become

President of the U.S. in 1960 if one person from each voting place had voted differently or if just

one U.S. Senator had voted differently. In this presidential election, we are witnessing the real

America, the one that shows our true colors. On one side (the left-wing) we have two opponents

that seem like they are fighting for the same thing, but in reality one is trying to catch up to the

other. On the other side (the right wing) we have a circus show, were all we see are just three old

men going after each other’s throats. Everyone is entitled to his or her own opinion on which

they think will up for the job as the most powerful person in…

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