I didn’t vote in the local elections today. Does that make me an irresponsible citizen? No, that in itself does not, though it might, combined with other facts, lead one to question my civic propriety. I live in a city that is likely to elect people who have promised to do what I want them to do, and I have not spent the time gathering information about who will keep promises. Still, there is probably a candidate telling fewer lies than the others, more likely to succeed in enacting the things I want without excessive corruption. There is a good guy, but I did not take the time to find him, and I did not vote for mayor.