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

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Oftencold View Post
    I see. You can provide no rationale. I'm not surprised. So far as I can there are none.
    The Constitution is my rationale. I don't need anything else.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Grand Mal View Post
    Whoa. That's a revelation. I didn't know that that kind of retrograde pro-feudal reactionism could still exist. If you inherit property that your renters are paying the taxes on, you're entitled to vote but they aren't?
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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    How about no representation without taxation?
    Who is exempt from paying taxes? EVERYONE pays taxes. Are you saying if someone agrees to surrender their voting privilege they don't have to pay fuel, sales, property, income, investment, inheritance taxes???

    Nice CONvolution of a Founding Father quote.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Fair enough, children and people on welfare are likely to vote lib. Does that make you proud to be lib?
    Children cannot vote.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    So basically, unless you're relatively wealthy, you don't think someone has anything to offer society.

    I'm a gainfully employed renter. And in fact, no matter how much money I had, I don't think I'd ever want to buy a house. I'm a city girl, and I like it that way. That means I will probably never own property. How does this mean I'm not intellectually capable of voting?

    But even if it were purely an issue of money, how does that make someone unqualified to vote? The wealthy are the ones who set the tone of society for the poor. So why, precisely, should the poor be excluded from the discussion?

    The fact that you associate allowing the poor to vote with "dumbing" things down speaks volumes about you.

    And why do you believe simply owning a piece of the dirt will make someone interested in America's "success?" If anything, doesn't it make them more interested in themselves, at the expense of others if need be?

    That is the logical counterpoint to your illogical statement of human nature, but it's not true, of course. The truth is that money doesn't make people what they are. Plenty of poor people, or simply people who don't own a piece of dirt, are interested in America's well-being. Plenty of people who are wealthy and own dirt aren't interested in the well-being of anyone but themselves.

    If you want to raise the voting age, fine. But you should also raise the age at which you expect people to go die for their country along with it.
    The draft is what lowered the voting age and it should of went back up to 21 when the draft ended.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Children cannot vote.
    An 18 year old in college that never had a job and still depends on mom and dad to eat is a child.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    An 18 year old in college that never had a job and still depends on mom and dad to eat is a child.
    18 is the generally accepted age as adulthood. Just be thankful it isn't given at 16, as is the privilege of driving and even sexual activity in some states.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    How about no representation without taxation?
    Unrelated to the thread topic. Unless you think property tax should be done at a federal level.
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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisL View Post
    Lot of great points here.
    Good morning, ChrisL.

    : Do you think we'll get any logical answers to those great questions?...From anybody?

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    The draft is what lowered the voting age and it should of went back up to 21 when the draft ended.
    Is your position that it shouldn't have gone down in the first place? btw I was drafted.

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