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    Re: Mandatory Voting

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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Kind of a tuff one. I looked up the 22 countries that have this, a few in Europe, a few in the Middle East, a few in Asia, a bunch in Latin America, Mexico...............and Australia!!!!

    I get the liberty aspect, but it would seem that that may be trumped by survival, and the escape of a fascist state. Of course the GOP will be against it, for two reasons, A. It's Obama's idea and B. They don't like voter turn out and admittedly see their chances of winning elections go up as voter turn out goes down.
    That's one really partisan way to look at it. How about 'C'?

    Shouldn't someone have just as much of a right to not vote, as to being forced to vote for two complete dummies (IE: very recent elections)?

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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    I think this issue is one of those that democrats would love to happen and republicans hate the idea of simply because the republican brand is dying and well, just like the popularity of computers eventually death solved that problem and they took off.
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    Re: Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting - CNN.com

    What do you think? On the one hand, many died for our right to vote. Everyone should vote in my mind. However, should you have the right to not vote if you dislike the candidates?
    As with everything else Obama does, this is political. Low voter turnout hurts the democrat party in elections. So forcing people to vote would help his party.

    Thats not why Im against it though-im against it because I dont like being FORCED to do anything.

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    Re: Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    I have a better idea: Easier access to voting, less restrictions, automatic voter registration at birth, and viewing Election Day as a time for businesses to close down for voting.

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    Re: Obama: Maybe it's time for mandatory voting

    The President gave a stupid off-the-cuff remark. While people with bad sense vote, the only thing worse than a poor thinker is a person who doesn't give a damn what consequences occur due to their vote.
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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    That's one really partisan way to look at it. How about 'C'?

    Shouldn't someone have just as much of a right to not vote, as to being forced to vote for two complete dummies (IE: very recent elections)?
    Sorry dude, stick around for awhile, you won't be calling me a liberal?
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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Sorry dude, stick around for awhile, you won't be calling me a liberal?
    I didn't call you a liberal. I called your answer partisan. Which it was. I have respect for everyone and will not judge you based on one comment. Maybe if you'd like, we could explain our political views to one another privately to better understand. If you wish not to, then I'll continue to try and figure your affiliation out by your posts. I'm not gonna stress over it though. You're just one of many commenters I know little about.

    Enjoy your day.

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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I really cant believe how short sighted people are on this issue.
    would you please elaborate; what are we missing?
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    Re: Mandatory Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    I didn't call you a liberal. I called your answer partisan. Which it was. I have respect for everyone and will not judge you based on one comment. Maybe if you'd like, we could explain our political views to one another privately to better understand. If you wish not to, then I'll continue to try and figure your affiliation out by your posts. I'm not gonna stress over it though. You're just one of many commenters I know little about.

    Enjoy your day.
    Thanks for that. You'll find in time that I'm no partisan either. You'll learn that I'm primarily concerned with USFP, and particularly hegemony, imperialism, exploitation and military adventurism. I equally criticize bad policy in both parties which tends to keep everybody upset with me, because you're suppose to pick a team and root. I root for what's best for America, Americans, and me, not a party. I would love nothing more than to see an upset to the monopolistic two party system. I'd be thrilled to see a third party candidate as president, and watch the elephant and the ass set one out. That would be fantastic!!!!
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