View Poll Results: Should those on welfare or any federal aid be allowed to vote?

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Thread: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    All citizens should have the right to vote. Period.
    Felons?

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    The same way that allowing Congress to vote on its own pay raises is a conflict of interest. Allowing people to vote for individuals who they know will provide them with a significant financial gain is a conflict. Regardless of whether it's the heads of major corporations or Social Security/Welfare recipients.
    Most Americans vote with their interests in mind. Rich people vote for what they think will be in their best interests, so does the middle class. By your twisted ass logic, why let anyone vote?
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    No. Welfare recipients and others whose main/primary source of income is Government-based should NOT be allowed to vote as it is a significant conflict of interest.
    Uhh, I'm not sure you understand the concept of voting...everyone who votes can be said to have a conflict of interest.

    If I'm a small business man, I'd vote for the candidate who would keep my taxes low. Conflict of interest.
    If I'm a teacher, I vote for a candidate who promises to put more money into education. Conflict of interest.
    If I'm a software engineer, I vote for a candidate who promises to increase copyright law. Conflict of interest.
    I'm an elected government official, I vote for myself. Conflict of interest.

    I could go on and on, but the idea we shouldn't let a certain segment of the population vote because society has kicked them in the teeth is absurd and very dangerous thinking.
    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Felons?
    Maybe not those incarcerated, but for those who are free and following the law, why not?

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Most Americans vote with their interests in mind. Rich people vote for what they think will be in their best interests, so does the middle class. By your twisted ass logic, why let anyone vote?
    Voting is an act of aggression, yes.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    I selected "Other" because I think the vote should be weighted according to the degree of dependence the person has on the state or others. Welfare might make up 10% of one person's needs vs. 95% of another person's needs. I don't think it makes sense to completely eradicate civic participation among anyone who gets help, I just think the votes should weigh a little less to the extent that one relies on government for basic needs.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    Felons?
    Once they have finished their sentence, yes.
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    I'm one of the guys who voted "other".

    Veterans should have the right to vote.

    Period.
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    For the Christian riles, and the Aryan smiles and he weareth the Christian down;
    And the end of the fight is a tombstone white with the name of the late deceased,
    And the epitaph drear: “A Fool lies here who tried to hustle the East.”

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    I selected "Other" because I think the vote should be weighted according to the degree of dependence the person has on the state or others. Welfare might make up 10% of one person's needs vs. 95% of another person's needs. I don't think it makes sense to completely eradicate civic participation among anyone who gets help, I just think the votes should weigh a little less to the extent that one relies on government for basic needs.
    Why should ones reliance on assistance matter? That would be essentially taking away that person's voice. Basically a consolidation of power.
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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Once they have finished their sentence, yes.
    I hope this applied to self-defense with arms.

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    re: Should welfare recipients be allowed to vote?[W:84]

    Quote Originally Posted by scatt View Post
    I hope this applied to self-defense with arms.
    what? You asked if felons should be allowed to vote. I replied that once they have finished their sentence, yes. Once a person is no longer incarcerated they should not lose any rights and noone should be allowed to access their crimes at all. Nothing should be held against them in any way.
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