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

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    THIS IS SPARTA!!!!
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    By claiming that the inability to vote for president implies that you do not have a fundamental right to vote. That claim is asinine, because even though you don't have a fundamental right to vote for the president, you DO have a fundamental right to vote whenever there is a regional election.
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    But when the right to vote at any election for the choice of electors for President and Vice-President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, the Executive and Judicial officers of a State, or the members of the Legislature thereof, is denied to any of the male inhabitants of such State, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, or in any way abridged, except for participation in rebellion, or other crime, the basis of representation therein shall be reduced in the proportion which the number of such male citizens shall bear to the whole number of male citizens twenty-one years of age in such State
    Now that's asinine.

    SCOTUS agreed and an amendment had to be passed to allow women the civil right to vote. A right inconsistent with the Constitution, and is just as easily removed.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    I say this, if voting were limited to taxpayers, it would certainly encourage many to become taxpayers.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I say this, if voting were limited to taxpayers, it would certainly encourage many to become taxpayers.
    And those who could not would become disenfrachised. The unemployment rate is shooting up, in case you haven't noticed, and more "encouragement" isn't really going to help that.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by Edify_Always_In_All_Ways View Post
    And those who could not would become disenfrachised. The unemployment rate is shooting up, in case you haven't noticed, and more "encouragement" isn't really going to help that.
    I think that it has been indoctrinated in people that everyone should have a voice.

    That is asinine. We have been taught and shown by history that giving everyone a voice has been nothing but destructive.

    I have no problem with people being disenfranchised.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Jerry you must be loosing your touch. You didn't even manage to get a rise out of emdash despite your best efforts. Strangely enough you managed to get Tucker though. I do give you credit for standing by the gay men, I didn't expect you to go down that route.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Jerry you must be loosing your touch. You didn't even manage to get a rise out of emdash despite your best efforts. Strangely enough you managed to get Tucker though. I do give you credit for standing by the gay men, I didn't expect you to go down that route.
    Tucker is always interjecting jokes into debates I'm enjoying, ruining the entire thread.

    I'm glad to see I could get him back

    No folks, I don't actually support revoking women's right to vote. It's a nice theory to toy with, and the data on voting trends of married-vs-single women are true, but it's just not going to happen.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    Jerry you must be loosing your touch. You didn't even manage to get a rise out of emdash despite your best efforts. Strangely enough you managed to get Tucker though. I do give you credit for standing by the gay men, I didn't expect you to go down that route.
    nobody gets a rise out of emdash, son! that's the beauty of stoicism.

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

    My personal opinion is that only those who support this nation with their taxes or military service should be allowed to vote.

    Given the option the masses will vote for themselves the money I earn for myself and my family...

    ...and they've done nothing to earn or deserve it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by The Baron View Post
    My personal opinion is that only those who support this nation with their taxes or military service should be allowed to vote.

    Given the option the masses will vote for themselves the money I earn for myself and my family...

    ...and they've done nothing to earn or deserve it.

    I would agree with this if we voted on a budget. But we vote for representatives who, in turn, make policies that affect everyone. There is no sound argument for disenfranchising sectors of the population based on ability to buy the vote.

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