If You Don't Vote, Can You Criticize?

Today, voters in Mississippi, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia cast ballots for gubernatorial and state elections.

Anger at government is high. Congress’ job approval rating stands at a dismal 11%, yet voter turnout over the past few election cycles has remained low, hovering around 40% in the 2010 elections. Despite their dissatisfaction with government, most Americans choose to stay home for elections.

Share your thoughts: As Americans, do you think that if a citizen doesn't go out and vote, they can be legitimate in criticizing government?

Photo Credit: Ben Brown