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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Jury duty is compulsory so why shouldn'r voting be if you are registered to vote.
    Excellent point and one I had not considered.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Except that the system will still be closed off to true political competition. And in that case, you have the Republocrats. They may not care when the guy they vote for screws them over if they expect both candidates to screw them over.
    To be honest with ya, I'm thinking compulsory voting would actually kill the two party system. I don't believe a single country that has compulsory voting has a two party system like the United States has.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Jury duty is compulsory so why shouldn'r voting be if you are registered to vote.
    Yeah, and you see how seriously the vast majority of America takes jury duty.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Centrist77 View Post
    I wouldnt mind it at all.
    Not sure about the fines?
    And as long as the option "none of the above" is available Im fine that. Or a fill in the blank.

    would we also go to straight one to one voting?
    One to one?
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    To be honest with ya, I'm thinking compulsory voting would actually kill the two party system. I don't believe a single country that has compulsory voting has a two party system like the United States has.
    They system is currently set up to promote only a 2 party system. Other candidates are not allowed to participate as well as the main candidates and face serious uphill battles to even be recognized. So what dynamic in your system would break that?
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    North Korea and Iran don't have compulsory voting.
    -_- they are not republics or democracies.

    Either way, listing those countries in no way supports the argument that compulsory voting helps a country because:
    1. Most of those countries are not in great shape, and those that are are the exception.
    2. There is no evidence the condition of those countries has anything to do with compulsory voting.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Once people get involved in politics they will get interested in politics. When the guy they vote for screws them over, they will learn to care who they vote for in this wonderful thing called conditioning. It is painful but necessary.
    The people who are politically ignorant right now do not get involved in politics so why would forcing people who do not want anything to do with it make them want to become more informed?
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, and you see how seriously the vast majority of America takes jury duty.

    The State, County can come out and pick you up and or fine you.

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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Yeah, and you see how seriously the vast majority of America takes jury duty.
    We do a pretty good job.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    The people who are politically ignorant right now do not get involved in politics so why would forcing people who do not want anything to do with it make them want to become more informed?
    Humans have a cognitive bias where they tend to believe if they do nothing it will have no consequences but if they do something it will have consequences. That bias forces them to think about decisions when they are forced to make them.
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    The economy will improve under this bill. If a few people die, it will be for the betterament of this country.

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