View Poll Results: Should voting be a right or a privilege?

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Thread: Voting: Right or privilege?

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    [QUOTE=Phys251;1060691970]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?[/QUOT

    Both answers are correct - we reserve the RIGHT to have that PRIVILEGE

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    [QUOTE=sKiTzo;1060753016]
    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?[/QUOT

    Both answers are correct - we reserve the RIGHT to have that PRIVILEGE
    Nicely put.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    If you have to live with the outcome of the decision, you should be allowed to partake in the decision ... this is the whole basis of democracy ... So yeah ... its a right.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Voting is a right of CITIZENSHIP !
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    BTW, this isn't a legal question its a philisophical one.

    I dont' think teh state shoudl exist as an institution, and I think voting should be allowed for eveyrone that has to live with the outcome of a decision ... the state should'nt get to pick who can and who cannot vote, because the state ONLY exists (theoretically, not in practice) to serve the people, the people come first the state is secondary, the state's power is a privilege, that the people bestow apon it, it must constantly justify itself to the people, not the other way around.

    Of coarse in reality, the state exists to protect private privilege. But what I was writing is the ideal.

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    Voting is the most important right we have, because it is through voting that we protect all of our other rights. As such, there should be the least restrictions on the right to vote of all our rights.
    (avatar by Thomas Nast)

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    Re: Voting: Right or privilege?

    To my view, generally, society cannot legitimately expect lawfulness from those adult citizens who had no meaningful role in lawmaking. That is, if I have no representation in making and changing the laws, then why should I follow them?

    I am not sure if that makes it a right, but it certainly moves society to want to make suffrage universal.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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