But lets entertain this idea for a moment: If you register to vote, does that automagically bind you to statutory rules/regulations/codes for the rest of your life?
Lets say for example, the corporation comes after you at some point and says "hey, you need to send in those tax returns, you registered to vote, so you're liable".
Does the act of registering, and voting contractually bind you forevermore to statutory rules/codes/regulation? Just because one registers to do something, does that mean they are now obligated to perform some function of government without receiving pay?
I'm registered to grow tomatoes (an I grow them); I'm registered to carry a handgun (and I carry one); I'm registered to drive my vehicle (and I do); I'm registered to check out a book at the Library (and I do), but does that make me obligated to follow the internal statutory rules of the Sheriffs Dept; do I have to be at work at the Library at 8AM; do I have to show up at the DMV at 8AM?
If I'm receiving pay, then yes. If not, then no.
So you registered to vote; you went down and voted, so for about 30 seconds you were performing a function of government or acting in the capacity of an employee, but did you get paid for it?
I really don't believe that registering to vote contractually binds anyone if they are not actually receiving pay. Slavery was abolished many years ago.
If you set up a lemonade stand in your front yard and anyone who wants to buy a glass of lemonade has to register with you first, does that contractually bind them to follow the internal corporate statutes you've made for you lemonade stand?
Nope. It just means the next time they come around your block and want another glass of lemonade, they won't have to register again :)
Funny you mentioned the stock share or shareholder topic. I started this thread on that very thing: