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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    When George Washington was elected only 6% of the population could vote because you had to be a white male property owner over the age of 21. It wasn't until 1856 that the vote was expanded to include all white men. In 1868 black men got the vote and finally in 1920 women got the right to vote . It wasn't until 1972 that the voting age was lowered to 18 and the steady dumbing down of the voter pool was complete. Before people start screaming racist and misogynist that is not my point here. I'm fine with all races and women voting but we never should have dropped the property owner requirement and never should have lowered the voting age to 18. When you have reached a point in your life where you own property you have demonstrated the ability to participate in this society in a contributing way but the main thing is you have skin in the game. At this point you want America to be a stable functioning country that is prosperous and has an effective economy where your hard work will be rewarded and safe guarded. Kids and non property owners are going to vote on and for different issues than they will or would when they are a participating member of our economy and should not be allowed to vote until they do more than hang around the fringes. The extreme example of this is people on welfare voting and kids in school who have never had a job in their lives. These people have nothing to lose and everything to gain by voting against a thriving economy and for give away programs to benefit them and will vote in their own self interest instead of considering what is best for the country at large. IMO we should reinstate the original voting requirement of being a property owner.
    Well, times have changed. Then, our tax system was based primarily on taxation of property and tariffs. Now it is mostly funded by income taxation.

    Those who are net users of government money rather than net contributors, are the ones who should not vote if that's what you are looking for.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    This thread. It belongs in the crapper as a matter of fact.
    I disagree.

    The major problems we have in government is because people vote for who will return the goods to them. For those who will redistribute other people's money.

    This needs to stop. At some point, you run out of "other people's money."

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    All US citizens have the RIGHT to vote.
    True. I think it should be changed. Only productive citizens should vote, rather than those who vote politicians promising "leech" bills.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    People who don't own property also pay taxes, income taxes, sales taxes, etc.

    Oh and also renters help those home owners pay off their mortgages.
    That's why I include those who have a net payment to the government rather than a net user of government monies.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you are on welfare will you vote for welfare reform?
    Their idea of welfare reform would be more welfare for themselves.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    As long as you own property you have a vote. If you have not demonstrated the drive or ability to buy land you have not demonstrated your ability to make good decisions so you can't vote or shouldn't anyway.
    Actually many times time investing in real estate shows a complete lack of ability to make good decisions.
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    For instance, many people bought their homes during the height of the housing bubble. They made very bad and costly decisions that will negatively effect them for a long time.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    I disagree.

    The major problems we have in government is because people vote for who will return the goods to them. For those who will redistribute other people's money.

    This needs to stop. At some point, you run out of "other people's money."
    That point isn't coming anytime soon.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    "Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL: All US citizens have the RIGHT to vote."

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord of Planar View Post
    True. I think it should be changed. Only productive citizens should vote, rather than those who vote politicians promising "leech" bills.
    Corporate bigwigs contributing to Republican candidates in the hope that those candidates will give those bigwigs tax breaks are leeches, and thus, by this guy's definition, should not have the right to vote.

    Discuss.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    What is crap exactly?



    Crap and bull**** are pretty much the same thing.

    Anyone who dreams that voting in the USA will ever be restricted to property owners is full of both of them, Not going to happen. Not today, not tomorrow, not ever.

    This sounds like an idea that a lot of GOPers would support.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Comunitee.com View Post
    That point isn't coming anytime soon.
    Actually, we ran out of money long ago. We just haven't run out of our grandchildren's money yet.

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