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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Should voting be mandatory?
    Yes, with one caveat. So long as the only choices aren't establishment candidates, otherwise, hell no.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Note. Conservative posters are against mandatory voting. The reason is obvious, and it has nothing to do with liberty.

    As Paul Weyrich, the co-founder of ALEC said in 1980 when he was helping run the Reagan campaign, Republican chances in elections go up as the number of people turning out to vote goes down:

    “I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Note. Conservative posters are against mandatory voting. The reason is obvious, and it has nothing to do with liberty.

    As Paul Weyrich, the co-founder of ALEC said in 1980 when he was helping run the Reagan campaign, Republican chances in elections go up as the number of people turning out to vote goes down:

    “I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
    In other words, the stupid, uninformed, lazy people who don't turn out for elections tend to vote Democrat.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I disagree. I think forcing the population to POSSIBLY fight, kill, and die for the actions of their politicians will result in MUCH more careful selection of said politicians.
    I don't think history shows that people are more careful in who they elect when a draft is hanging over their head.

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    In other words, the stupid, uninformed, lazy people who don't turn out for elections tend to vote Democrat.
    IOW republicans want as few as possible to vote! America is center left.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    In other words, the stupid, uninformed, lazy people who don't turn out for elections tend to vote Democrat.
    Anyone who doesn't vote is stupid, uniformed, and lazy? That seems like a fair generalization. It's not like people can't get off work on a workday or don't have time to wait in line, or don't like the options presented to them, or are fed up with the fact that both parties are essentially two sides of the same crappy coin. No, they're all stupid, uninformed, and lazy.

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Yes and limited to tax paying (as opposed to tax recieving) non felon land owners.

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by dogtowner View Post
    Yes and limited to tax paying (as opposed to tax recieving) non felon land owners.
    And no women or blacks.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Should voting be mandatory?
    No. I understand it would require a constitutional amendment. That won't happen. In addition, too many stupid people vote as it is.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury." Attributed to Alexander Tytler

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Five plus years ago I posed the same question .. Today, the no vote is stronger than ever..
    IMO, voting must be mandatory, but, campaign and campaign finance reform must also occur... There must be an option "none of the above"..

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