View Poll Results: Federal Holiday for Election Day?

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Thread: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

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    So the best action is inaction?
    In many cases, YES. At least for those of us who put a high price on Ideology.

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    That seems rather counterintuitive. You would vote for the person who would do worse?
    Look at it this way.... Assuming Obama gets elected and beats a "moderate" Republican for the second time, what do you think the chances are that the Republicans run another "moderate" in 2016? I'd suggest they're pretty LOW. Especially after 4 more years of Obama's attempts to destroy everything that this nation was built on.

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    Only polls a woman should use are shiny, metal ones. Am I right?
    Something like that. Not a huge fan of strippers, personally; but women don't belong in the political arena.

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    As far as the two evils are concerned, given the chance, would you vote 3rd party just to spite the larger two?
    Not "just to spite" the other parties. In 2008 I voted for Chuck Baldwin of the Constitution Party. He was a candidate that I could support, and happened to be on the ballot here in Massachusetts.

    I look at it this way.... It's less about winning or losing and more about remaining ideologically pure.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    No, I don't want hordes of politically apathetic people flooding the polls just because they have nothing better to do. They'll just end up voting for whoever promises to give them the most free money, i.e. Democrats.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by Dav View Post
    No, I don't want hordes of politically apathetic people flooding the polls just because they have nothing better to do. They'll just end up voting for whoever promises to give them the most free money, i.e. Democrats.
    Because the last thing we'd want is democracy. People choosing their rulers bah!


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Because the last thing we'd want is democracy. People choosing their rulers bah!
    We already have that. People have plenty of time to vote as it is. If they feel voting is too inconvenient for them, they obviously don't care that much in the first place and I fail to see why we should change the system on their account.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    no, it shouldn't be a holiday.... but elections should be moved to the weekend though.

    we have too many federal holidays as it is...Independence Day is the only one I would allow, but I wouldn't pay people to stay home for it though.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    If it were a federal holiday, then I could send in an absentee ballot and take 3 day vacation. Oh, wait...
    The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.

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    Re: Election Day should be a Federal Holiday

    Quote Originally Posted by GreenvilleGrows View Post
    If it were a federal holiday, then I could send in an absentee ballot and take 3 day vacation. Oh, wait...
    hahah...PERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRFECT....lol....lets see 3 day weekend take a comp day or vacation day take a mini vacation and vote early absentee...

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