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Thread: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

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    A paid holiday then? :-D
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It should - it should be a "civics" holiday; similar to Memorial Day, or the 4th of July.

    Wow im shocked CPwill...you advocating for another paid holiday for govt workers...

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Yes! Hell yes it should be a holiday!


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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Wow im shocked CPwill...you advocating for another paid holiday for govt workers...
    we have Veterans Day around the same time - simply combine the two for federal workforce purposes.


    but you are right to point out that most federal workers are intelligent, handsome, winsome, and deserving of a pay raise.
    Last edited by cpwill; 10-01-11 at 11:46 PM.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    More voters. That IS the downside. In a day and age when the educated and informed voter is largely a thing of the past, about the worst thing possible would be an INCREASE in the number of voters at the polls.
    but what kind of voters will be showing up.

    hint; the ones with jobs. for the ones who sit around collecting checks, it is already the functional equivalent of a holiday. what happened in the panhandle in 2000 would never occur again; whereas those who already demonstrate little to no willingness to go to the polls are more likely to take advantage of the holiday to sit around and do nothing / bar-b-que.
    Last edited by cpwill; 10-01-11 at 11:47 PM.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    The last thing government wants is to ensure that everyone votes. The more disenfranchised and apathetic citizens, the better.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    What is up with people thinking that there are too many people that vote or that they do not want more people to vote? I want everyone that can vote to speak out and rock their voice with their VOTE!!
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    It should - it should be a "civics" holiday; similar to Memorial Day, or the 4th of July.
    Yes it should, but I can almost guarantee the GOP would be staunchly against it.


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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    All we need is another Federal Holiday for the postal workers to take a break. I have a hard enough time getting the USPS to deliver my mail on time and in one piece as it is. Geez!
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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    This is BASIC CIVICS.
    Tigger, please.

    There is nothing democratic about restricting voting privileges to certain types of citizens who have knowledge about any particular thing, even government policy.

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