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Thread: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Agree 100%. The last thing we need is to increase the uninformed vote. I would love it if we had 100% participation if every citizen was politically informed, but I don't think that is at all realistic.
    So inform them. Tell 'em what you think they need to know. Criminy, it's 'way too easy to get elected now, in a lot of cases. It doesn't really matter what colour underwear the fawning scam artist who finally gets the most votes is wearing- we can at least make the bastard work a little harder for it.

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by kenc View Post
    Are you crazy? The wealth leeching communists often garner more than 50% of the votes already. Get the rest of the crack smoking population involved and all you will hear is this giant sucking sound as they rob the people who create the wealth and make this country great and then take that money and spend it on their crack habit. You're going the wrong way. What we really need now is an authoritarian corporatocracy that knows how to protect and create wealth or we will end up like Russia did. Bankrupt and poor.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I don't think voting should be a right, I think it should be a requirement. I think anyone who isn't recorded at a polling place should be fined.

    Not as long as we have a Two Party system that suppresses the formatin of other Parties and places strigent requirements against a non-Party canidate. Also I would require some sort of voting system that would allow an order of prefrences for the top 3 prefered canidates as well as one who is not acceptable or somthing similar to determine who is the canidate with the greatest support.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    So inform them. Tell 'em what you think they need to know.
    Spoon feeding them won't work. They would have to be motivated to listen and participate in the process.

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    riminy, it's 'way too easy to get elected now, in a lot of cases.
    Yes in One Party States in which one Party has control of the government. The favored canidate of that Party for an office would have a easy time getting elected. There are elections in which an office is up for grabs.

    It doesn't really matter what colour underwear the fawning scam artist who finally gets the most votes is wearing- we can at least make the bastard work a little harder for it.
    The attitude that ALL canidates are scam artists insted of people who have particular well thought political points of view are one of the reasons of low voter turnout. What I dislike is when they lie about their true point of view and this also lowers voter turnout.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    I don't think voting should be a right, I think it should be a requirement. I think anyone who isn't recorded at a polling place should be fined.
    Going back to this. I think that it would be acceptable provided it only applied to people who have regerstered political affiliation. This way only those who are serious about the party that they are affiliated with would regester and select their canidate. I would still require that there must exist mulitible parties though for political expression.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by kenc View Post
    Are you crazy? The wealth leeching communists often garner more than 50% of the votes already. Get the rest of the crack smoking population involved and all you will hear is this giant sucking sound as they rob the people who create the wealth and make this country great and then take that money and spend it on their crack habit. You're going the wrong way. What we really need now is an authoritarian corporatocracy that knows how to protect and create wealth or we will end up like Russia did. Bankrupt and poor.
    WHOA!
    That's not a conservative point of view!
    Not Constitutional either.
    Might want to define yourself as Plutocrat.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow Serious View Post
    Spoon feeding them won't work. They would have to be motivated to listen and participate in the process.

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    Yes in One Party States in which one Party has control of the government. The favored canidate of that Party for an office would have a easy time getting elected. There are elections in which an office is up for grabs.



    The attitude that ALL canidates are scam artists insted of people who have particular well thought political points of view are one of the reasons of low voter turnout. What I dislike is when they lie about their true point of view and this also lowers voter turnout.
    It doesn't matter when both parties are big government, big spenders. Might as well BE one party.

    Like Stalin said,
    'It doesn't matter WHO they vote for. They vote for US!"

    And I don't like EITHER party, OR the fact they might as well be ONE party.

    I want some responsible common sense heads in Washington.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    There are plenty of other places in the Constitution that provide these rights to the people that deserve them.
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