Note: This is my version of a story called "Civic Duty" that has been on the web for nearly as long as I've been writing. Unfortunately, the copy I have does not list an author or I'd give him credit for the inspiration. I've also lifted my personal prohibition against use of the "N" word after taking a poll on the E&I universe fan group with the vast majority (84%) of voters not having a problem with it. I haven't decided on whether or not to make it a regular thing. Readers should feel free to let me know if they have objections.