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    Re: Is voting a right

    You really can't compare the situation with minors and with minorities. Minors are still developing the mental faculties it takes to be a member of society.
    And people thought Blacks were inferior and lack of mental faculties to be members of society. Just playing Devils Advocate


    It's different because minors aren't full citizens. A minor can't sit on a jury or issue a lawsuit or even go to prison without being declared an adult.[
    3/5 laws anyone?


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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    My knee jerk reaction is one of "No, voting is a privilege, not a right". However, it is a little more complicated and I think it's a good question that should be looked into a little deeper. I really feel that it's a privilege, as felons (for one example) do not participate in voting - if it were a right, they would still be able to do so.

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    Well felons rights have been taken away by the courts. A felon can have their rights to life and liberty revoked by the court system, voting rights are no different.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    And people thought Blacks were inferior and lack of mental faculties to be members of society. Just playing Devils Advocate




    3/5 laws anyone?
    So how do you ACTUALLY feel, vs. just **** kicking?
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    I've seen various people on this site claim that people on governmental aid shouldn't be allowed to vote. Now my thought is that voting is a fundamental right, as we live in a democratic republic. Voting is what makes this a democratic form of government (can we please not quibble over semantics), as opposed to some sort of oligarchy, and as thus shouldn't be taken away without due process. What are your thoughts?
    Voting for Representatives and voting on ballot issues is a civil right.

    Voting for President is a privilege.

    The reasoning behind the idea of banning governmental aid recipients from voting is so that they don't keep voting themselves more money or keeping big-gov politicians in office.

    This is also the exact same reason why single women should not be allowed to vote, but I digress.

    The danger in creating a requirement of financial independence is that you invariably create new ways to abuse the system. Title19 and SMART users are those we have in mind to keep from voting, but what about those using section8 housing assistance, Social Security, or veteran's benefits?

    The greater evil is blocking those on government assistance from voting. The problem of big government must be dealt with another way.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    I think some sort of basic testing would be good, this way if a 14 year old passes they should be able to vote.


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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Well felons rights have been taken away by the courts. A felon can have their rights to life and liberty revoked by the court system, voting rights are no different.
    So should those who recieve money from the government be court-ordered not to vote? That way it's legal and you can't say there is a difference.

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Voting for Representatives and voting on ballot issues is a right.

    Voting for President is a privilege.

    The reasoning behind the idea of banning governmental aid recipients from voting is so that they don't keep voting themselves more money or keeping big-gov politicians in office.

    This is also the exact same reason why single women should not be allowed to vote.
    WTF does marital status have to do with voting?

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Voting is a right. Everybody should have a say in the running of government. That is the reason why our Founding Fathers fought a revolution.

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Voting is a right. Everybody should have a say in the running of government. That is the reason why our Founding Fathers fought a revolution.
    That and cheap Tea.


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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    WTF does marital status have to do with voting?
    My wife won't let me take my opinions outside the house. Maybe that has something to do with it?

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