View Poll Results: Should owning property be a requirement to vote

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  • yes, only property owners should vote

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  • no, let everyone vote

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Good point, a soldier exemption would be called for.
    Wow. Your goal is more transparent with every post. "Independent," my ass.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    People are property of themselves.
    By 1776 standards, some people weren't.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    so you are saying that those of us who are rich and vote for less government are voting for our own interests vs Rich socialists who vote for more government?

    by George you are right

    and the biggest divide among us in the top one percent are those of us who are rich DESPITE the government vs those who are RICH because of it
    As an American who has been blessed with many riches I must say that looking at things simply from your own selfish interests before those of the entire country is terribly unpatriotic as well as myopically short sighted in the extreme. My riches have come from everything good that America is and only a fool would exclude the government from that consideration. Without the government I would be typing this in German .... so thank God for the American government.
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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    How do we determine the difference between a "tax consumer" and a "net taxpayer"?

    Is it solely money-in vs money-out?

    How about services used? Even unseen services. A person engaging in international business may benefit from government programs and services that make their international endeavors possible, and without which would be virtually impossible.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    How do we determine the difference between a "tax consumer" and a "net taxpayer"?

    Is it solely money-in vs money-out?

    How about services used? Even unseen services. A person engaging in international business may benefit from government programs and services that make their international endeavors possible, and without which would be virtually impossible.
    Agree that is a ineffective idea. Also, this idea probably coming from people that want the IRS out of their lives. Who do they think would be making the determination? What about a high school diploma or GED requirement in lieu of property ownership or military service?

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    It always amuses me when self describe patriots clearly dispose everything that America actually stands for. This country is about freedom and equality for everyone, not just for a privileged few.
    Liberté. Égalité. Fraternité.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    By 1776 standards, some people weren't.
    No, even then all men had sovereignty over their own body and lives.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It always amuses me when self describe patriots clearly dispose everything that America actually stands for. This country is about freedom and equality for everyone, not just for a privileged few.
    Are you not one of those UHC people? Exactly how do you have room to speak?

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    It always amuses me when self describe patriots clearly dispose everything that America actually stands for. This country is about freedom and equality for everyone, not just for a privileged few.
    you seem to think America stands for cradle to crave social welfare and making winners pay for the stupid mistakes of losers when in reality its all about your rich dem pimps getting rich by pandering to your sense of envious egalitarianism (aka economic vandalism-if you cannot be rich, well damn it, no one else should be either)



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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    given the poll has less than 4% like restricting voting to 'net givers' I'd say epic fail.

    Wadda Country.

    Perhaps in national elections we could use the net return on money sent to the feds. Any state which receives more back from DC then they sent in should be barred from national elections.

    It's WE the people, not ME the people.... every state that takes more of other people's money in and simultaneously thumbs their collective nose should have a voter timeout. For that matter any federal projects should be awarded to out of state contractors, employing out of state workers. At least the negative return states can have the temp housing and food crumbs from the projects... perhaps we can go so far as increasing the onpost facilities of major military bases so the personnel have little need to spend federal money in the local economy.

    Wadda Country...

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