If you eat your broccoli….then you may have a cookie.
If you pass the test…then you may have a driver’s license.
Life is full of items which are tied together. Sometimes they are paired up naturally. Other times, parents or authority figures hold up the second as a reward for doing the first.
Today you vote:
Please, please, please…. if you are eligible you should vote.
Then….if you don’t like the result you are allowed to grumble and complain.
No vote. No complaint.
Now go out and exercise your democracy muscle.