View Poll Results: Should It Be Required That ALL Legal U.S. Citizens Vote In Presidential Elections?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm sorry, but perhaps I wasn't clear. Fighting honestly would involve leaving your political bias at the door and having a reasonable, mature discussion about facts. Since your post meets none of those qualifications I guess we've reached an impasse.
    Everything I just listed ARE facts and were written in a mature way. I think your definition of mature is saying only things you can agree with. This is called being bias my friend, not the other way around. you have no idea what your talking about and/or you are in complete denial of the GOP's mission to destroy the middle class, suppress women, end healthcare for low income individuals, and allow the rich to prosper. Please use your "freedom" correctly and NOT vote in this upcoming election.
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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
    Everything I just listed ARE facts, you have no idea what your talking about.
    I'm not going to have a circular argument with you. When you are ready to have an unbiased, factual discussion let me know. Until then I find any further discussion a waste of time.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by tessaesque View Post
    I'm not going to have a circular argument with you. When you are ready to have an unbiased, factual discussion let me know. Until then I find any further discussion a waste of time.
    No problem, I like to debate people who acknowledge facts, not use their feelings to convince his or herself these horrible things are not taking place. Also, I have yet to hear one actual fact from you, so until you can also abide by the same set of rules, Have a good day.

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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
    What is wrong about the "laundry list" of FACTS I threw about about conservative beliefs? Are these not the same beliefs/bills that are trying to be implemented on a regular basis by the disfunctional GOP in washington? I fight honestly, who are you to make such a statement? Dallas, Texas? I smell conservative.

    Let me clarify to help my "fight"....

    "Using the bible as the document to run America" - The current use of god and his beliefs to influence America by Rick Santorum and the GOP primary currently taking place.

    "Deportation of all immigrants" - No explanation needed here, I think we all know the GOP hates hispanic immigrants. A fence to build along the mexican boarder? I think that sums it up.

    "Telling women what medications they can and cant"- Recent attempted legislation that gave employers the right to fund or not fund birth control as a necessary medication for women. Birth control is used for a variety of other medical uses besides preventing pregnancy.

    "A 'your on your own' mentality when it comes to healthcare for the elderly" - The GOP's desire to dismantle the federal government and privatize social security

    "Ending unemployment benefits and food stamps for people in need" - A "your on your own" approach to the poor and less fortunate by the GOP on a regular basis.

    "Cutting spending while not investing" - The GOP's belief on reducing the size of government while at the same time preventing essential investing to allow our economy to grow and improve

    "Treating America's economy like its family of 4's family budget" - The constant argument the GOP makes about the defecit. When a family cant afford something, they cut spending to live within their means. This is the saddest example possible when it comes to the deficit. America's economy is nothing like a family budget, although, I wouldn't expect much more of a logical comparison by the GOP. They appeal to non-educated workers who believe republicans look out for their best interest.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    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.

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

    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.
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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
    Yes, i understand what your saying. By American's dying for our country they would be dying for our freedoms, so giving someone the freedom to vote would fall under that category. Beliefs like this is what America was founded on. However, I do believe greater respect could be paid to such hero's by participating in elections on a regular basis, voting is a good thing, but choosing not to vote is your right as a United States citizen. So many people could influence elections if they simply went out and voted. Republican or Democrat, I don't care, lets have an honest election. Many people neglect voting as an inconvenience, however, I am proud to vote on election day, some people around the world would do anything to participate in a free election.
    If people are ignorant about the candidates they are voting for then it doesn't matter how many elections they are participating in or if they vote on a regular basis, it is still a bad thing. An honest election is where all the voters are fully informed about all the candidates.Encouraging people to be informed about the candidates before voting is what the get out vote campaigns should be doing. Requiring people by law to vote would only make this situation of politically ignorant people voting a lot worse and it won't encourage people to become fully informed about all the candidates.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    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.

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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by SypherAL View Post

    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!
    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    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.
    I'm not sure which post is more discouraging and more un-American.

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