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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    No.

    Hell no, even.

    That said, what are the proposed details of this thing?
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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    We are going to force you to pick one of two bad parties so we can reaffirm the idea that the two party system is working!


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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    God what a terrible idea. If I want to be lazy and not vote well then damn it that is my right. Although I do find humor in that they are asking the voters to vote if they should be required to vote.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Make voting mandatory if you allow PR in congress so we can get some coffee partiers in there :P
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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Proposal to make voting mandatory riles Ridgway - The Denver Post

    Obviously, if the government can force you to exercice you right to health care -- and fine you if you do not -- it can just as easily force you to exercise your right to vote.
    I'm fine with this only as long as hey change the voting system to allow multiple parties to get voted into office, such as IRV. Otherwise, mandatory voting does nothing but mandate either Democrats or Republicans get elected.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Yea thats what I think. If there were maybe 3 or 4 parties on the ballot that had a chance, I would be fine with it.
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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Proposal to make voting mandatory riles Ridgway - The Denver Post

    Obviously, if the government can force you to exercice you right to health care -- and fine you if you do not -- it can just as easily force you to exercise your right to vote.
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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Z3n View Post
    We are going to force you to pick one of two bad parties so we can reaffirm the idea that the two party system is working!


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    Yeah, who would be around to do nothing and then whine about it after all?

    Oh, and last time I checked, there were more than two parties on many ballots.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    But you guys said health care wasn't a right.
    No, HEALTH CARE is left. Dying becasue you cannot afford to pay is right. (sic)
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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    No, HEALTH CARE is left. Dying because you cannot afford to pay is right. (sic)


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