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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Coronado View Post
    That's special. Since you are unmanageable and unpromotable, I will therefore discount your opinion of bosses. Have a nice day.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Profit immensely from my labor.
    Yeah weird, as a boss I never did any such thing. I worked my ass off. And as a manager in my new job, I expect I'll be doing more of the same.

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There is no constitutional right to vote.

    It is a privilege.
    What is your reasoning behind that?
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    Re: Is voting a right

    It is a right. As with all rights it can be revoked like with felons and guns etc. If it was not a right, we would not be a representative republic.

    Makes it no less the right of every citizen. If in Chicago, it's a right even if you are dead!
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    What is your reasoning behind that?
    It does not exist in the United States Constitution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    Yeah weird, as a boss I never did any such thing. I worked my ass off. And as a manager in my new job, I expect I'll be doing more of the same.
    There are workers who manage and coordinate other workers to be sure. Some of this description are remarkably productive. But generally, the model, pretty much everywhere, be it private or public sector is that there are productive workers scraping by on starvation wages, moderately productive managers above them doing a little better and at the top there is generally someone making obscenely more and doing virtually nothing. Factory worker vs CEO. Teacher vs District Administrator. Etc, etc.
    But perhaps this is another topic for another day. I think we've got about one and a half more posts on the topic before we're accused of being off topic or worse, hijacking the thread.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It does not exist in the United States Constitution.
    Disregarding the constitution, what is your thoughts on it as a right or privilege?
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by the makeout hobo View Post
    Disregarding the constitution, what is your thoughts on it as a right or privilege?
    I don't think it should be a right.

    For me to change my mind, everyone would have to vote ethically.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It does not exist in the United States Constitution.
    Not sure where this is coming from. The Constitution very explicitly deals with voting.

    14th Amendment, Clause 2:

    Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed. 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
    19th Amend:

    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.
    24th Amend:

    1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
    26th Amend:
    1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    Not sure where this is coming from. The Constitution very explicitly deals with voting.

    14th Amendment, Clause 2:
    19th Amend:
    24th Amend:
    26th Amend:
    All those things only prevent voting discrimination based on race, sex, age etc.

    There is no Federal right to vote, it does not exist.
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