Only A Certain Amount Every So Many Years
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If you're going to require all eligible voters to vote, you should include the options "I Don't Know" and "Nobody" on the ballot.
I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.
Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.
Responsibility begins with discipline, and discipline requires that we do things we may not want to do. With absentee ballots being available, and so much media available to evaluate candidates and make a decision, it is hardly possible to argue that Americans of voting age should have any real problems being able to vote.
Voting, especially in presidential elections, is an uncommon occurrence. I think everyone ought to make time to do it, and I have no problem with voting being compulsory.
The morality of abortion is not a religious belief, any more than the morality of slavery, apartheid, rape, larceny, murder or arson is a religious belief. These are norms of the natural law of mankind and can be legislated even in a completely religionless society.
"A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"
Cicero Marcus Tullius
I voted "Only a Certain Amount..."
I am for a Poll Exam prior to allowing anyone to vote. If you can't pass it, you don't get to vote. Choose not to vote or fail the exam three years in a row and you lose your voter registration PERMANENTLY.
Oh god no. I mean I vote, but never vote a candidate. Living in a hardcore conservative state is fun because I can vote for whoever.
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