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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    No. I understand it would require a constitutional amendment. That won't happen. In addition, too many stupid people vote as it is.
    And who, sir, determines the level of this so-called stupidity ?
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    Some extremist ?

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    And no women or blacks.
    And how far back in time do you wish to go, Monte ?
    How about Day One, where the strongest, quickest man could be king of the hill .. for one day, and then the battle would recur , o'er & o'er ..

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hypatia View Post
    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.
    No, thanks for proving you can't read. I responded to a statement that Republicans benefit from as few people voting as possible so they could win elections. That means that the people who are disinterested in voting, who are politically ignorant and are too lazy to go to the polling place are more likely to vote Democrat. Logic. Figure it out.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    And how far back in time do you wish to go, Monte ?
    How about Day One, where the strongest, quickest man could be king of the hill .. for one day, and then the battle would recur , o'er & o'er ..
    It was sarcastic bud, I'm sorry to have offended your sensibilities.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    The way I see it is that the current system is non-functional and anything would be an improvement.

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    And who, sir, determines the level of this so-called stupidity ?
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    Some extremist ?
    "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?

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    I don't think history shows that people are more careful in who they elect when a draft is hanging over their head.
    A draft denotes mandatory service only during wartime. I am talking mandatory service at the age of 18, till, say, 22, regardless of peace or not. A draft is administered as a result of being in a prolonged war, and mandatory military service is not. One most CERTAINLY would affect the decisions of parents at the voting booth.
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    democracy is optional ? thats the problem.obligatory voting doesnt mean anything if so
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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    democracy is optional ? thats the problem.obligatory voting doesnt mean anything if so
    It's not optional for me, it's a requirement!!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Should voting be mandatory?

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    It's not optional for me, it's a requirement!!
    in many democracies voting has no meaning
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