As I’ve pointed out before, there are lots of reasons to vote, actually I can’t really think of any reasons not to vote if you think democracy is a good idea. Edward Tabash eloquently argued that another reason sits on the Supreme Court: One of the justices is 88 years old! Now, you don’t have to be an actuary to figure out that his putting off retirement might be undermined by a biological process… Okay, so what, you might say, the next President will appoint someone to the Supreme Court. That’s been the fear-mongering of the left for a long time to get people to vote. True enough. But right now there are 4 out of 9 justices who have demonstrated that their religious beliefs influence their decisions. And these beliefs are pretty right-wing. Add to that a new appointment influenced by the religious wrong and you’ll have 5 out of 9 – a majority who could, if they had the opportunity, overrule Roe v Wade, the ban of creationism from science class, roll back even further LGBT rights, etc etc. Just watch this to get an idea… Separation of state and religion would clearly be violated by the highest court in our country. And there’s only one way to stop that: By a part of the electorate that is as active as the religious wrong when it comes to going to the polls but can counter-act their imposition of religion on all of us. So, if you care at all about the country you live in: Vote!