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

    Quote Originally Posted by bilbus View Post
    Currently 40% of Americans pay no income tax, should these financial failures be permited to influence the country?
    absolutely.

    if they have to obey the law, then they should also have some influence in making the law.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by FallingPianos View Post
    absolutely.

    if they have to obey the law, then they should also have some influence in making the law.
    but harry reid says income tax is voluntary.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Tucker is always interjecting jokes into debates I'm enjoying, ruining the entire thread.

    I'm glad to see I could get him back
    Come on. We both do this to each other all the time.

    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 Jerry View Post
    From your own source:


    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.

    And the reason for the passage of that amendment, and subsequent ones, was that the fundamental right to vote was being infringed upon and had to be protected constitutionally from those who would construe that certain rights, retained by the people, that were not enumerated in the constitution were therefore denied or disparaged.



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

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    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.
    Agree....
    We already have the rich buying the time and attention of our elected representatives using "campaign contributions", often at the expense of the rest of us. What is a poor or middle class person to do to be heard?
    I submit that we alre already disenfranchised to a large extent.

    What happened to the battle cry of "No taxation without representation"?
    Has it been replaced by "Representation based on taxation"?
    Or is it the new version of the golden rule? as in, those who have the gold make the rules....That is a dangerous path.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by bilbus View Post
    Currently 40% of Americans pay no income tax, should these financial failures be permited to influence the country?

    Also should people on government assistence be permited to vote?

    I understand the "right" to vote can not be removed ... but what if?
    No.
    We should abolish the income tax and replace it with something else.
    At worst a flat tax.

    I do believe the voting age should be raised to 25 except for those in the military, or have served a minimum of three years.

    Also, seventy-five years and older should have their political driving licenses revoked.

    They can run for office, but not vote.
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    Um... Ray Comfort?
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    Re: Should voting be limited to Americans who pay Income tax

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Agree....
    We already have the rich buying the time and attention of our elected representatives using "campaign contributions", often at the expense of the rest of us. What is a poor or middle class person to do to be heard?
    I submit that we alre already disenfranchised to a large extent.

    What happened to the battle cry of "No taxation without representation"?
    Has it been replaced by "Representation based on taxation"?
    Or is it the new version of the golden rule? as in, those who have the gold make the rules....That is a dangerous path.
    Every time this has happened in history, bloodshed followed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Do you believe you are a 'representative sample' of women per-se?
    I've heard too many women (family and friends) say that they voted for so and so because he was cuter than the other guy. I don't look for physical beauty when I vote...hell, I don't even look for physical beauty in guys I may sleep with, but that's going off topic!

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

    Quote Originally Posted by emdash View Post
    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.
    AMEN!

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