Seth Godin blogged about voting in his blog yesterday (5 FEB 08) Lessons from Voting. I love reading Seth’s blog but I believe he made an error and I would like to make my case for why I think it is an error. As his first point, Seth states that “voting is free”. I think I know what he is saying here, that it doesn’t cost us anything to register, or to place our vote, so why not just do it. However, I spent five years of my life making sure that we have that right. My father and grandfather paid even more. Many have even paid with their lives to make sure that we can just show up and vote. This is not a new or unique argument, and I am sure that you have heard it before, but I hope it is never forgotten.