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    Proposal to make voting mandatory riles Ridgway

    RIDGWAY — Residents of this Old West- meets-New Age town can be fined if their fences are too high, they have too many chickens, their dogs aren't on leashes or their weeds are out of control.

    Tom Hennessy would like to add not voting to that list.

    Hennessy, a popular Ridgway brewer and pub owner, is proposing that the mostly dirt-street town at the edge of the San Juan Mountains become a national model by enacting a mandatory-voting statute. Residents who don't bother to vote, for no good reason, would be fined.

    "We could do this. It would be a paradigm shift," Hennessy said. "We could be the great civics lesson in representative democracy."

    The Town Council agreed to put the matter on the ballot for a recent town election as a nonbinding opinion question.
    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 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.
    But you guys said health care wasn't a right.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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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.
    I'm sorry -- you think it isn't?
    If health care isnt a right, then what is it?
    And if the government can force you to exercise one right, then why can it not force you to exercise them all?
    Last edited by Goobieman; 04-27-10 at 05:33 PM.

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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.
    ****ing Obama.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    ****ing Obama.
    I'm sorry I guess Obama is also the President of some po-dunk little town counsel.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    As long as "none of the above" is mandated for every ballot I'm on board.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by stekim View Post
    As long as "none of the above" is mandated for every ballot I'm on board.
    You don't have to actually mark you ballot when you vote.

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    The Town Council agreed to put the matter on the ballot for a recent town election as a nonbinding opinion question.
    Ironic, no?

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    You don't have to actually mark you ballot when you vote.
    I still want none of the above on my ballot.
    Wow. Am I awesome or what?

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    Re: Proposal to make voting mandatory....

    If health care isnt a right, then what is it?
    A privilege.

    Having said that, boy am I ever against this. Just the thought about how they can even enforce this would be Orwellian to a frightening level.

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