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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    will your limerick make me famous? I want to be on Oprah's TV show....
    it will make you INfamous. luckily oprah has no standards about her guests!

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    ode to utahbill on display in the basement.

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's important to note that voting is a civil right, not a fundamental right. You do not have the right to vote inherently.

    Being employed is not what I had in mined when I said that, so rather or not a woman has a job makes no difference to me.

    Women vote differently than men. Typically, unmarried women, in their persuit of economic security, vote to increase the size of government through all kinds of social programs. They use the government as a replacement for a husband, and end up loosing freedoms as a result.

    Married women do not tend to increase the size of government because their husband is already providing their economic security. Married women tend to view a large government as a threat to their marital economic security and vote to keep governement small.
    so you don't care so much if voters are intelligent or informed, just if they agree with you. gotcha.

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Invayne View Post
    Well, as an unmarried woman, I beg to differ with you.

    The thing about some women that pisses me off is they tend to vote for the "cuter guy".

    There should be a test for all Americans...if they don't know the issues or they just want more hand outs, they shouldn't be voting. Stay HOME!
    Do you believe you are a 'representative sample' of women per-se?

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    It's important to note that voting is a civil right, not a fundamental right. You do not have the right to vote inherently.
    The Constitution states that an individual's right to vote shall not be obstructed.

    Sounds like a fundamental right to me.

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    The Constitution states that an individual's right to vote shall not be obstructed.

    Sounds like a fundamental right to me.
    The Constitution says that the states determine who votes, except they cannot base their restrictions on race, age older than 18, sex, or failure to pay any tax.

    Ex felons cannot vote.

    Non-citizens cannot vote (you used the word "individual", not me).

    If the state denying the vote to homosexuals, there's nothing in the Constituiton to stop them, for example.

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    The Constitution says that the states determine who votes, except they cannot base their restrictions on race, age older than 18, sex, or failure to pay any tax.
    What, like Income tax?

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    actually I am, but that's not why.
    I find that hard to believe.

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    I'm not at all dependent on the government though and haven't ever been so I think I should be able to vote, esp if I serve 2 years! discriminashun!
    Hmm Well I'm personally not to happy about anyone having to serve the government for any sort of time.

    I think measuring someones objectiveness and requiring them to carry a firearm would be a good start.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    What, like Income tax?
    Yep.

    Any attempt to restore sanity to the voting process will have to Amend the Constitution.

    What the hell, if they're going to do that, the can wipe out the 16th Amendment as well as the Twenty Fourth (?).

    We really should start repealing all the mistakes Wilson made, before a hundred years have passed since he left office. Can't undo the dumber things, but the Sixteenth Amendment is a good target.

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Yep.

    Any attempt to restore sanity to the voting process will have to Amend the Constitution.

    What the hell, if they're going to do that, the can wipe out the 16th Amendment as well as the Twenty Fourth (?).

    We really should start repealing all the mistakes Wilson made, before a hundred years have passed since he left office. Can't undo the dumber things, but the Sixteenth Amendment is a good target.
    So wait... Doesn't wiping out the 16th mean that not allowing those who don't pay income taxes the right to vote mean that we would in fact prevent all people form voting?

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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Hmm Well I'm personally not to happy about anyone having to serve the government for any sort of time.

    I think measuring someones objectiveness and requiring them to carry a firearm would be a good start.
    I will concede that there have been times when I've wished women couldn't vote. aside from the issue of objectivity I think they(we) can be way too compassionate for their(our) own good, to the point that it gets very pricey. while I know there are women like me and invayne out there who aren't afflicted with this "compassion" phenomenon, I would personally be willing to take one for the team, or rather, throw the game--but if I'm going to give up my suffrage I want to see a lot of men far stupider than me lose theirs too. I suggest an IQ requirement.

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