View Poll Results: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

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  • The poor should be banned from voting

    13 76.47%
  • The richest 10% should be banned from voting

    2 11.76%
  • The top 1% should be banned from voting

    1 5.88%
  • Only the middle class should be allowed to vote

    1 5.88%
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    How about the mentally retarded? Should they be able to vote?
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    How about the mentally retarded? Should they be able to vote?
    they tried that already Bush vs Al Gore....oh no he didnt

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Higgins86 View Post
    they tried that already Bush vs Al Gore....oh no he didnt
    Buchanan appreciated their votes

    the dems should have told them to vote for GORE rather than PUNCH LINE TWO!!



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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Or should the top 10% not be allowed to vote, since their money influences all politics. I laugh at certain forum posters who say that the poor shouldnt be allowed to vote because they only vote for who is going to give them something...that is one of the most disgustingly disengenuous statements ever uttered on this foru...because the RICH vote for who is going to give them something and they PAY them millions to do it for them in lobbiests cash and gifts to superpacs...its hypocrisy to the ooomph degree.
    Neither should unmarried women be allowed to vote.

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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Of course not! They should be rounded up and killed

    Should animal abusing bitches be allowed to vote? I say hell no!
    Is that supposed to be an actual response to a serious question? because it fails on so many levels. Try not to make it so personal, hun.

    Keeping in mind that many states already have laws against it. That's why i posed the question.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by evanescence View Post
    Is that supposed to be an actual response to a serious question? because it fails on so many levels. Try not to make it so personal, hun.

    Keeping in mind that many states already have laws against it. That's why i posed the question.
    I deleted it.. But you are the one that made it personal, hon........ BTW, save that fake hon crap for someone who you like.

    I do feel mentally handicapped should be able to vote if they are mentally competent.. Why should they not be allowed their right?
    Last edited by Kali; 10-30-11 at 01:11 AM.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Irrelevant if they do it or not, they CAN. Under your "plebeian system" they could not without preforming some sort of service.
    It's not a plebeian system.

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Taxation is necessary for our government to fulfill it's role and service to the people, nice appeal to spite. Forced community service for guaranteed rights protected under the Constitution are not.
    There is no constitutional right to vote, at the federal level.
    I know most people don't digest this well, because they have to do something to get something.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    "Service Guarantees Citizenship" great book.
    I actually don't agree that military service should ensure the privilege of voting.
    Military pays pretty good wages and benefits.

    Not sure on that yet though.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    De Toqueville wrote about how early American communities would often come together to provide public support for those who were suffering, but would then not allow them to vote, the argument being that you have just created a class whose incentive will always be to vote themselves more benefits from others.

    In the past I've called for some basic poll testing - simple stuff like "Name the three branches of government". You could draw the questions from the citizenship exam; which you could also make High School Seniors take in order to get high school diplomas and vote for the rest of their lives. I wouldn't be totally opposed to restoring our original link between going on public assistance and the exercise of the franchise - in fact, it would make me much more comfortable with the notion of supporting others, as I would know that they would lack the ability to turn an attempt to provide a good into a public danger.
    Poll testing doesn't really provide a net public good.
    I'd like to see both left, right and center working together to get the road sides cleaned up.
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 10-30-11 at 01:25 AM.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    The amount of money one makes should have no bearing on their ability to vote.
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    Re: Should the Poor not be allowed to vote

    The last time this came up it was declared Unconstitutional and called racist from sea to shining sea, and it still is.

    Where do people get these ideas to try to incite people with old antiquated ideas that failed in the past.

    People who think up these polls ahould be banned from everything.
    Last edited by Councilman; 10-30-11 at 02:08 AM.

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