Did Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?
If the President were to push for this, I hope he advocates for "Present" to be an option.
I can't support mandatory military service for any purpose or at any time-- peace or war. But I think mandatory military training could be a very good thing, so that every citizen is ready to bear arms in case they are needed in their capacity as the militia.
Do you think that people that dont care put much effort into learning about candidates and their positions on issues, records, etc?
(Not that everyone does now but certainly, it devalues their contribution)
Sorry, obviously I havent read thru the thread yet.
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
IMO there should not be an "election day", but rather "election days" or an "election week".
During the period, however long, every single person must be given a day off work - ideally I would say it should be a day of paid leave.
This is so:
- Everyone can go vote without losing money (especially important for those on the lower end of the pay scale).
- Businesses can stagger the days off, allowing for staffing needs.
This may seem extreme, but I think a "voting holiday" every November might get people more engaged in the process.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller