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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    An interesting debate. Should voting in presidential elections be required by law? Of course this excludes felons !
    I think as long as they're not incarcerated most states allow felons to vote. Why shouldn't they, if they've "paid their debt to society?" Maine and Vermont allow incarcerated felons to vote.

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I see that a few have voted yes we should require that everyone vote. I am honestly baffled by this view and need help understanding it.

    How would requiring everyone to vote improve anything? It can also go against a persons religious beliefs or personal standards. Years when I feel no candidates are worthy to represent the people I refuse to vote. Forcing persons to vote may but them in a position to support someone they feel are corrupt, dishonest, have little or no similar views. I just dont think it is a good idea.
    In government class, I was taught that democracy can only be representative of its citizens if everyone does their duty to be an active participant. I don't know if you saw earlier I suggested there should be no requirements for voting for particular parties or candidates? I also agree with someone that suggested there should be a none of the above choice, and write ins allowed. How would that violate someone's religious beliefs or personal standards?

    Everyone would have complete freedom to vote how they think best represents them, but they have to participate in the process as a citizen duty, just like registering with the selective service system.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you are informed it is your duty as an American to vote, sorry if its a bit inconvenient.
    Certain states it would be a waste of time to vote. Obama in Utah, Wyoming, Idaho is not going to happen.

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    No, voting is a privilege. It would be a violation of voting rights to force someone to vote.
    Ummm I believe voting is not only a privilege but a right,. A right you can lose in certain states.

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I find the majority to be wrong about 95% of the time. Especially when it comes to matters of values or morality.
    Rick? Rick Santorum?

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hikertrash View Post
    Ummm I believe voting is not only a privilege but a right,. A right you can lose in certain states.
    Read back about 5 posts
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    An interesting debate. Should voting in presidential elections be required by law? Of course this excludes felons and non-u.s. citizens. Legal voting age stays the same in this scenario.

    My opinion: If you live in the United States, you will be required to vote in the United States. It would be a huge dis-respect to the millions of Americans that died for this country to sit at home on election day. This is a freedom many have died for so get out and participate!
    Can they vote for themselves?

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    Actually you are wrong, "eh?." Obama was elected by a landslide majority, he didn't need his big brother to steal the election in Florida to claim victory. Also, Obama will win re-election on a much larger scale compared to George W. Bush in 2004, I guarantee it.
    ummm...

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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post
    An interesting debate. Should voting in presidential elections be required by law? Of course this excludes felons and non-u.s. citizens. Legal voting age stays the same in this scenario.

    My opinion: If you live in the United States, you will be required to vote in the United States. It would be a huge dis-respect to the millions of Americans that died for this country to sit at home on election day. This is a freedom many have died for so get out and participate!
    Haven't they also died for the freedom to stay home? At any rate, everyone should have the right to vote or not vote as they see fit. But while everyone can vote, only the people who take the time to educate themselves on what each candidate believes should vote. However, should and should not are not the same as can and cannot.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    I have generally found in my lifetime that the fewer people believe something, the more likely it is to be correct. I find the majority to be wrong about 95% of the time. Especially when it comes to matters of values or morality.
    That's equally as asinine as allowing the majority groupthink to define your beliefs. In either case you're allowing yourself to be guided by what amount to survey results.

    That explains a few things about you. After all, most people aren't white supremacists.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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