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

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

    No, voting is a privilege. It would be a violation of voting rights to force someone to vote.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    I wouldn't favor forced voting. That's only a step away from forcing you to vote for a particular person.

    I would favor a law that said after a certain number of no-shows, your name is removed from the rolls and you have to re-register. Say, 5 consecutive no shows. It covers a Presidential election, and if you can't be bothered to vote twice in a decade, it really wasn't that important to you. It would also help clear the names of those who died.

    Now, I would say that even after 5 years, your RIGHT to vote is not taken away, just that you lose the privilege of just showing up and having your name on the list. You can still re-register assuming that nothing has changed regarding your right (such as a felony, etc.), but you won't be pre-registered.

    Alternatively, we could just pass a law saying that you have to register every year if you want to vote, but also put in that voting the previous year automatically registers you for this year.


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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
    True, and that's part of the problem. We've moved away from the Patriarchal model, which worked for millenia and have embraced a genderless model which is falling down around our ears. Great move.

    Personally, I'm all for moving the age of majority for a lot of things to 13. Things like the age to be tried as an adult in court, to be executed, and to be forced to make full restitution for damage one does to private or public property.
    The problem is that you believe your opinion of things should be considered law, even though your opinion definitely represent a miniscule proportion of society, including the men in our society.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The problem is that you believe your opinion of things should be considered law, even though your opinion definitely represent a miniscule proportion of society, including the men in our society.
    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.

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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.
    Morals and values are a matter of opinion, so of course the majority's values and morals would be wrong to you. Doesn't make that an absolute fact.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Morals and values are a matter of opinion, so of course the majority's values and morals would be wrong to you. Doesn't make that an absolute fact.
    It does to me, and that's all that matters in my mind, rogue. Though I'm quite certain you were already aware of that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Voting is a right. Driving is a privilege.
    Yep. Even though the voting is the much more dangerous of the two activities for most Americans. At least in a car most people don't drive straight into a concrete bridge abutment as fast as they can.

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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
    It does to me, and that's all that matters in my mind, rogue. Though I'm quite certain you were already aware of that.
    Well lucky for the rest of us that your say counts for such a small portion of how things actually work.
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    Re: Should Someone Be Required By Law To Vote In The Presidential Election(s)?

    People can vote if they want.

    Government shouldn't be there to say you must vote.

    What happens if I refuse?

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