Why I'm sitting this one out

With less than a month to go, I’m planning not to vote in this November’s presidential election. I’m not happy about this situation: it’s rare that a day goes by without the difficulty of my decision pressing itself upon me in one way or another. My children, for both of whom this election is the first they’re old enough to vote, find it puzzling, since I constantly encourage them to take their new civic status with all the seriousness...

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About the Author

Paul J. Griffiths holds the Warren Chair of Catholic Theology at Duke University.