Yesterday, Irregular Times announced the release of its made in the USA get out the vote tshirt featuring a skull in a patriotic hat. The idea, expressed in the shirt’s slogan, was “If you don’t vote, democracy dies”.
This button has the same idea, just with some different words to accompany the graphic: On a stark black background, the button warns, apathy is fatal to freedom.
The opponents of liberty are cutting away at our constitutional freedoms, bit by bit, patiently, ruthlessly. They’re not about to sit out of the political game, thinking that their inaction is some kind of protest. We as voters must not make that mistake.
We may lose. Elected leaders may disappoint us. So, we need to adapt. We need to get smart. What we must not do is throw our hands up in the air and say that, because the system is rigged, we’re not going to try any more.
Yes, the system is rigged. That’s why we have to try harder.
This is no time for apathy.