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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

    Please note that these are not the exact words to be used obviously. This is just a gist.
    I would vote for an amendment that banned political affiliations on ballots.Instead of political affiliations there would be a short list of issues the candidate claims to be for and against and a short list of past votes that confirm or contradict that candidates stand listed underneath the candidate's name and a more thorough list on the voting booth walls and in precincts that have heavy turn out a booklet will be passed out to voters waiting in line.This way people vote for the issues the candidate stands for instead of the party.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Why is it that only Republican-type voters come up with these ideas?
    Especially when they're out of power?
    Just like with term limits in 1994 and 2010?
    Ring a bell?
    The two times the House changed hands !

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

    Please note that these are not the exact words to be used obviously. This is just a gist.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would vote for an amendment that banned political affiliations on ballots.Instead of political affiliations there would be a short list of issues the candidate claims to be for and against and a short list of past votes that confirm or contradict that candidates stand listed underneath the candidate's name and a more thorough list on the voting booth walls and in precincts that have heavy turn out a booklet will be passed out to voters waiting in line.This way people vote for the issues the candidate stands for instead of the party.
    How long do you think the voting lines will be in states like Florida and Ohio that already had 8-hour lines with your idea?
    Not to mention the further cutbacks in early voting and number of voting locales and number of voting machines?
    And now we have Florida closing bathrooms, even to disabled, in the very same counties with the chad problem .
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

    Please note that these are not the exact words to be used obviously. This is just a gist.
    I see no benefit to this. Amendments are not something that should be done lightly.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    How long do you think the voting lines will be in states like Florida and Ohio that already had 8-hour lines with your idea?
    Not to mention the further cutbacks in early voting and number of voting locales and number of voting machines?
    And now we have Florida closing bathrooms, even to disabled, in the very same counties with the chad problem .
    Increase the number of booths and or polling places in high turn out precincts. Is it the board of elections in that city or town that determines where and how many polling places that place has?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    No, it is the Republican party in states like Texas, North Carolina, Wisconsin, and especially Ohio and many others that are now doing it.
    Why do you think there has been a hit campaign on AG Holder for 5+ years?
    These legislatures have been bankrolled by the Koch brothers.
    Texas has been on Federal watch since 1990 .
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Increase the number of booths and or polling places in high turn out precincts. Is it the board of elections in that city or town that determines where and how many polling places that place has?
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    This amendment would ban all political parties from running for any federal or state political position. No more Democrats, no more Republicans, no more Green Party or Libertarian or Socialist or any of the other myriad other parties that are out there. You could be a part of a party, but you cannot run based on that party. IE: No D or R next to the name on a ballot. The person would also be denied any sponsership of a political party by disallowing them to even speak of any political parties what so ever in any capacity or situation.

    Please note that these are not the exact words to be used obviously. This is just a gist.
    It is a colossal infringement on the principle of free speech and more to the point it wouldn't change anything. Do you think the electoral process would suddenly become less partisan or purer because candidates wouldn't have an R or D next to their name? People aren't stupid it would be palpable which candidate is 'the' Republican candidate and which is 'the' Democratic candidate. All it would do is force people to walk on eggshells to avoid tripping up the regulations and increase reliance on surrogates and third party advocates. Its populist hullabaloo.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I would vote for an amendment that banned political affiliations on ballots.Instead of political affiliations there would be a short list of issues the candidate claims to be for and against and a short list of past votes that confirm or contradict that candidates stand listed underneath the candidate's name and a more thorough list on the voting booth walls and in precincts that have heavy turn out a booklet will be passed out to voters waiting in line.This way people vote for the issues the candidate stands for instead of the party.
    I'm doing this from memory, so bear with me. Plus, this may be state specific to the state I lived in at the time, not sure. Enough of the disclaimers...

    Back in the 90s, incumbent politicians had always been listed as such on ballots. Ballots would list the party and occupation of each candidate. When the alleged incumbent backlash started many incumbents didn't want to be listed as incumbent or sitting Representative, or whatever. They wanted to be listed according to their supposed real occupation, i.e. lawyer, farmer, accountant, etc. Theoretically this would confuse voters into not knowing who the evil incumbent was and improve their chances of being re-elected. In reality, the alleged incumbent backlash never materialized as such and incumbents stopped worrying about it.
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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    I would be in favor of an amendment making voting mandatory.

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    Re: Would you vote for this type of Amendment to the Constitution?

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    I would be in favor of an amendment making voting mandatory.
    No. I don't want people who don't care enough to get out on their own influencing policy. We have too many uninformed voters already. If a person doesn't care enough to go vote I'm fine with that, but I won't listen to their complaints later.

    I also do not support "get out the vote" campaigns for this same reason.
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