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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by TOJ View Post
    So when is the USA going to start rounding up those apathetic bastards and sending them to the re-education camps?

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    Their not, it's a little something we in the US like to call freedom of choice. Don't suppose you have heard of it?
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    One to one?
    yes one to one

    the people vote and thats who gets elected period.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    And you call yourself a libertarian?
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What a silly form of protest. Thats like my child holding his breath if he doesn't get what he wants.
    Why?
    The analogy doesn't hold, because a child does that for irrational reasons, while not voting can be done for a myriad of differing reasons.

    Choosing between to wrongs does not make a right.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    Voting "None of the Above" sends a louder message than not voting at all.
    And in many states, not completely filling out the voting form, invalidates the votes you did make.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    No. Stupid.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What a silly form of protest. Thats like my child holding his breath if he doesn't get what he wants.
    Not silly if you don't like jury duty. I seem to get nailed every two years--twice by the county, and twice by the Feds. (The first time I got called to jury duty to U.S. District Court, I took the summons and shredded it. I figured they'd just assume I moved and didn't leave a forwarding address. Wrong. They sent me another one, this time with an explicit threat to either return it or face a contempt charge along with a bench warrant. I returned the second one.)
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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    No.
    We should make voting day a holiday.
    We should not "force" people to vote because that gets a lot of people who do not care in the voting system making a lot of stupid people vote, but we should make voting day a national holiday and off work.
    But we also need to reform the election system. We need 3rd party candidates given a fair chance and a national debate spot and much more...


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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CriticalThought View Post
    I disagree. Australia and Brazil are quite successful.
    Australia is much more successful than Brazil. This would be my list after most successful to least. Only the highlighted are part of the most successful countries in the world.

    Liechtenstein
    Australia
    Singapore

    Chile
    Uruguay
    Brazil
    Argentina
    Peru
    Ecuador
    Fiji

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    Re: Should the US have complusory voting?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    What a silly form of protest. Thats like my child holding his breath if he doesn't get what he wants.
    IMO, non-voting is on the same level.
    At the same time, the voting act must be made easier(which is being done with "mail-ins") and there must be a "none of the above option".
    Those running for office must be honest and truthful - lying should be a criminal act.
    And the campaigns short and sweet.

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