“I’m an American…I have the freedom to not give a crap enough to vote, and right to complain long and loud about the guy that gets elected,” one of my acquaintances stated. He’s not the only one who feels it’s passé to be a dutiful and responsible citizen. We are all familiar with our rights, but many Americans feel that their rights are the reason this country exists – a free pass to do whatever they want to. I think that attitude is part of the reason the United States is in such a dire situation. Too many Americans have decided democracy is just about them and so they quit participating.