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Thread: Voting: Right or privilege?

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    If I have a right to vote, then so does everyone else.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Its a privilege turned government right that is treated like a privilege where certain individuals are not allowed to vote based on age.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Being an adult and a citizen are one thing. Attaching meaningless ID requirements to voting merely serves as a barrier to keep poor/minority voters away, and doesn't actually solve any problem. Voter fraud is a virtually nonexistent problem in the United States...let alone the type of voter fraud that could be prevented with voter ID laws. This is nothing more than a cynical power grab by the Republican Party.
    Thats pretty funny, don't even know what to say to that one lol... Thats a little extreme to me. Anywho, here are our state requirements.

    When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:*

    -a driver's license,
    -a Louisiana Special ID, or
    -some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.*

    Voters who have no picture ID*may bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes their name and address but they*will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the Elections Division in order to vote.**

    Should any problems or questions arise, the principal office of the Registrar of Voters in each parish will be open from*6:00 a.m.*until*9:00 p.m.*on election day.

    Does this sound that bad?

    Anyway a physical body sounds good to go along with that, all the dead people voting is just wrong, same goes for the people that voted that actually didnt vote.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    What do you think? Should voting be an inalienable right? Or should it be earned via good citizenship, devotion to the nation, or some other criterion?
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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by LibertyBurns View Post
    Thats pretty funny, don't even know what to say to that one lol... Thats a little extreme to me. Anywho, here are our state requirements.

    When you go to the polls to cast your vote in an election, be sure to take one of the following:*

    -a driver's license,
    -a Louisiana Special ID, or
    -some other generally recognized picture ID that contains your name and signature.*

    Voters who have no picture ID*may bring a utility bill, payroll check or government document that includes their name and address but they*will have to sign an affidavit furnished by the Elections Division in order to vote.**

    Should any problems or questions arise, the principal office of the Registrar of Voters in each parish will be open from*6:00 a.m.*until*9:00 p.m.*on election day.

    Does this sound that bad?
    Yes, because it doesn't serve any legitimate purpose. Granted, Louisiana's requirements don't sound as bad as SOME other states, but it still doesn't actually do anything beneficial. It just creates one more barrier to voting.

    Anyway a physical body sounds good to go along with that, all the dead people voting is just wrong, same goes for the people that voted that actually didnt vote.
    There's just one problem with this: These things almost never happen.

    "Indeed, evidence from the microscopically scrutinized 2004 gubernatorial election in Washington State actually reveals just the opposite: though voter fraud does happen, it happens approximately 0.0009% of the time. The similarly closely-analyzed 2004 election in Ohio revealed a voter fraud rate of 0.00004%. National Weather Service data shows that Americans are struck and killed by lightning about as often."
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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    What do you think? Should voting be an inalienable right? Or should it be earned via good citizenship, devotion to the nation, or some other criterion?
    It is a right. It's the part of the first amendment of a list of 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution know as...wait for it........ The Bill of RIGHTS, or are you suggesting that Rights are not really rights but just suggestions that should be consider like a note from a suggestion box at the office. Rights: Sometimes, rights. that which is due to anyone by just claim, legal guarantees, moral principles, etc.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    It is a right. It's the part of the first amendment of a list of 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution know as...wait for it........ The Bill of RIGHTS
    Voting isn't included in the Bill of Rights.
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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    Voting isn't included in the Bill of Rights.
    That's right. Thank you for the correction half-asleep and drunk here. Cheers

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    That's right. Thank you for the correction half-asleep and drunk here. Cheers
    The Constitution simply states that certain people cannot be prevented from voting based on gender, race, or previous status of bonded servitude (slavery). I don't believe it is a right, since voting was never intended to be a right. It was reserved for white male landowners because it was felt that they understood the needs of the nation more than the poor and destitute, who the founders believed were incapable of Public Virtue (the ability to put the needs of the nation above their own).
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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lokiate View Post
    The Constitution simply states that certain people cannot be prevented from voting based on gender, race, or previous status of bonded servitude (slavery). I don't believe it is a right, since voting was never intended to be a right. It was reserved for white male landowners because it was felt that they understood the needs of the nation more than the poor and destitute, who the founders believed were incapable of Public Virtue (the ability to put the needs of the nation above their own).
    Maybe at first but that was been expended upon since then.

    15th: Prohibits the denial of suffrage based on race, color, or previous condition of servitude
    19th: Establishes women's suffrage
    26th:Establishes the official voting age to be 18 years old.

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