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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    It's funny to see you pad this list with legislation where the chief opposition to the bills were Democrats.
    I noticed that, too. Good ole LBJ up there fighting for civil rights was also instrumental in knocking down anti-lynching legislation.
    Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Only if they are Military, Police or Fire veterans.
    Heinlein fan?
    Worth noting, Democrats: President Trump will have a Pen and a Phone. #Precedent.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    No, it makes you a dandy exception on that point.
    Nope. You are simply taking the supremely mentally lazy approach of painting your opponents with a broad brush.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    in this country, we have a long history of recognizing that those on public assistance have a strong incentive to vote merely for increased public assistance, rather than good governance.

    And wealthy people contribute money to force government to its will tom line their pockets, and that's OK. Wealthy and middle class voters vote for their security as well, some are even swayed by 99 weeks of unemployment insurance. Lets' take their vote away too.

    And some welfare recipients might just vote according to their conscience, it is possible one American would do so on day. take his vote away because some other people might vote based on their pocket book?

    How about we take away the vote of people who might steal? Or take away the vote of drug users. People who cheat on taxes!

    You need to look at that stance, my friend. It's social engineering just like socialists.

    The vote is sacrosanct, and cannot be taken away because someone doesn't agree on their voting preferences. That's "democracy" in Cuba or North Korea.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    I voted no. No one who has not served the country in one form or another or who is not presently a contributing member should not have a vote. I also understand that if everyone does not have a vote, it is just tyranny of one class over another. So even though I vote no, I understand and agree with why it has to be the way it is.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    What do you mean "pad", and no, democrats were not the "chief" opposition to any of that.
    False.

    The Voting Rights Act of 1965 - Nay votes: Democrats-17 Republicans-2.

    Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Nay Votes: Democrats-96 (39%) Republicans- 34 (20%)

    And so on. You really need to vet your sources better, or stop reading into them "facts" that simple aren't there.
    Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    If we honor living in a democratic society than yes.
    democratic forms of government are vile....and should be avoided as a monarchy or an oligarchy should be.


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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    democratic forms of government are vile....and should be avoided as a monarchy or an oligarchy should be.
    We are doing a good job of pushing an oligarchy.

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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    whether a person paid federal income tax or not, they are still paying taxes via commerce, like the excise tax on gasoline.

    voting is not a natural right. its privilege because it requires a government action for it to take place, since according to constitutional law, all Citizens must be granted the same privilege as others Citizens, a Citizen can only be denied the vote if a state can show its in their interest not to allow someone to vote...and that would be a difficult task in court.
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    re: Should people on welfare be allowed to vote?[W:504]

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Should they be allowed to vote while on welfare?
    A more pertinent question, in my view, would be "should people on welfare be allowed to work?" In my view, every able bodied person should be required to seek and hold work while on welfare and should, after a period of time, be weened off welfare as they become a fixture in the employment pool. Prohibiting those on welfare from working while receiving benefits simply serves to imbed them in welfare long term, often creating generations of teat suckers in the same family.

    As to your question, every citizen of a country, resident in the country, if not incarcerated, should be entitled to vote.
    A Canadian conservative is one who believes in limited government and that the government should stay out of our wallets and out of our bedrooms.

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