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    Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Note that I'm not asking if uninformed citizens should be allowed to vote. I'm just whether you think they should vote.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotEliTanenbaum View Post
    Note that I'm not asking if uninformed citizens should be allowed to vote. I'm just whether you think they should vote.
    allowed yes

    should no

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Morally they should not vote, but legally they should be allowed to vote. This is why I hate all those get out and vote public service commercials,they encourage the politically ignorant to basically pollute the polls.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Ideally, yeah, they should be allowed, but should opt not to. But the sad reality is that most uninformed people don't realize they're uninformed. They figure they watched Glenn Beck and he told them what to do, so they must be more informed that folks who didn't or whatever.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by NotEliTanenbaum View Post
    Note that I'm not asking if uninformed citizens should be allowed to vote. I'm just whether you think they should vote.
    Morally no. If you don't know what you're voting for then you should stay home. But I won't apply that to just your ordinary citizens. I also apply that to our Representitives in Congress and the House.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Should they vote? No.

    Should they be allowed to vote? Yes.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Uninformed voters should choose not to vote. Usually when I vote there are some obscure local elections that are also on the same ballot. In those cases where I know nothing of the candidates, I don't vote. I know people who will just vote straight Dem or straight Rep even if they have never heard of the candidate or if they don't know what a comptroller does, but I don't do that and I don't think others should do it either.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Honestly no. Here is what I believe in all sincerity. You should be able to look at a questionaire and answer three simply questions:

    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the "Pledge of Allegiance"
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the current president?
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is how many states are in the union?

    If you cannot answer all those questions you should not get to vote.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    First you must define "uninformed". If MSNBC says vote for Obama, and they do, then that voter may thus consider themselves informed and vote based on being so informed. This is sad but true.
    “The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    First you must define "uninformed". If MSNBC says vote for Obama, and they do, then that voter may thus consider themselves informed and vote based on being so informed. This is sad but true.
    That's ridiculous. MSNBC may be horse**** but at least they aren't making attack ads.
    "We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan

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