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 TheNextEra View Post
    So you look at people who don't own property as second hand citizens?
    If you own property you own part of America and you want America to succeed. If you don't own property you are far more likely to vote for what is in your best interest instead of what is in America's best interest.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    [QUOTE=Jredbaron96;1062357086]If you defined it, I could answer it.

    If you mean land, it depends. I have a house with a backyard. I rent, does that count?[/QUOTE]

    That would be a no.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you own property you own part of America and you want America to succeed. If you don't own property you are far more likely to vote for what is in your best interest instead of what is in America's best interest.
    I know many conservatives and liberals who rent houses, condos, and apartments who work and are successful and want America to succeed. To say that they somehow don't or are second-class citizens because of it is moronic.

    BTW I DO own a house and I do not consider my voting any more or less imnportant than someone who rents.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post

    That would be a no.
    Why not?
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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    [QUOTE=sawyerloggingon;1062357095]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    If you defined it, I could answer it.

    If you mean land, it depends. I have a house with a backyard. I rent, does that count?[/QUOTE]

    That would be a no.
    So you want people to get mortgages they can't afford just so they can get equal rights?

    Why exactly are renters who pay taxes not worthy of a vote?

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    Renters no, paying a mortgage yes.
    The distinction seems somewhat arbitrary. People who pay mortgages don't own their homes, the banks do, and take interest on them.

    The whole point of the property owner law isn't to have a "skin in the game." Its to ensure people who have the time to invest into politics have the strongest voice on the issues, because the "laboring classes" aren't smart.
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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    "the steady dumbing down of the voter pool" This I find to be disgusting and disturbing..
    Your points do have limited merit, but with some thought, this evaporates.
    What we do need is a far better education system, including even morals and ethics....its wrong to steal and cheat and this is why......the parents should be teaching this, but, in too many cases....where are they....
    Thus - no vote , I'll just make a statement and leave this sewer , it stinks...

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by d0gbreath View Post
    What is property exactly?

    Is it only land owners to whom you refer? Do condominium owners qualify?

    Why do you sound so damn elitist? Is it intentional?
    As defined in 1776 property is land.

    "Only people who own land can vote
    Declaration of Independence signed. Right to vote during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods is restricted to property owners—most of whom are white male Protestants over the age of 21."

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    [QUOTE=Ben K.;1062357102]
    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post

    So you want people to get mortgages they can't afford just so they can get equal rights?

    Why exactly are renters who pay taxes not worthy of a vote?
    Get mortgages you can afford, problem solved.

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    Re: Only property owners should vote

    Quote Originally Posted by sawyerloggingon View Post
    If you own property you own part of America and you want America to succeed. If you don't own property you are far more likely to vote for what is in your best interest instead of what is in America's best interest.
    That is an incredibly naive view point.
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