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Thread: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    It's actually on Tuesday.
    I know what day its on, thats why I used the word should.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    If it's not going to be a paid day, then no one will want to take it off. If you're worried about working people, how many do you think will willingly give up a day's pay for something they were either going to do anyways, or not going to do anyways?
    Thats why I think it should cover the weekend when most people are not working anyway. Also, if it is over two days and the employee has to have one of those days off, than the fundamental idea is covered.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    That's exactly what should happen.
    Hope your house doesn't catch on fire on Election Day.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Unrealistic.

    That would stop the entire economy.
    If Christmas isn't important enough for a lot of people to stay home, voting is way less important.
    Christmas is primarily a religious holiday, which is why not every business, such as those run by non-Christians, are opened on that day. Election Day would be a civil holiday, and implemented to help citizens exercise one of their most fundamental rights.

    Huge difference between the two.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Hope your house doesn't catch on fire on Election Day.
    Civil services aren't businesses. Civil services would remain open but allow time for voting.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Christmas is primarily a religious holiday, which is why not every business, such as those run by non-Christians, are opened on that day. Election Day would be a civil holiday, and implemented to help citizens exercise one of their most fundamental rights.

    Huge difference between the two.
    Yea but even religious people work on Christmas.

    Seems incredibly unrealistic to me.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    Why do you hate freedom?
    Why do YOU?

    When you run out of gas on Election Day because all gas stations are forced to be closed then what?
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I know what day its on, thats why I used the word should.
    You said Thursday in your earlier post.


    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Thats why I think it should cover the weekend when most people are not working anyway. Also, if it is over two days and the employee has to have one of those days off, than the fundamental idea is covered.
    Then there would be no need for a holiday.
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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Why do YOU?

    When you run out of gas on Election Day because all gas stations are forced to be closed then what?
    dear lord do we have to listen to "out of gas" arguments and trivial arguments like you don't live in a democracy you live in a democratic republic. Last time I hear everyone gets a vote.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    You said Thursday in your earlier post.
    Yeah, I did. Brainfart caused by them both starting with T.

    Quote Originally Posted by Moon View Post
    Then there would be no need for a holiday.
    I think it should still be a holiday in the sense that people should scheduled off one of the two days, but I don't think it should be paid. With two days, I think a majority of businesses should be able to juggle schedules well enough to not be hurt by it. And if that wouldn't work, than we should have a full week to vote with a guaranteed scheduled off day at some point during that week.

    Most places have open polling a week or more before the official voting day anyway, so we just need to make sure it happens on the weekends as well, so I doubt it would cost more and I think it would be flexible enough to accommodate everyone.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 07-04-10 at 09:33 PM.

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    Re: Mandatory holiday - Election Day

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yeah, I did. Brainfart caused by them both starting with T.



    I think it should still be a holiday in the sense that people should scheduled off one of the two days, but I don't think it should be paid. With two days, I think a majority of businesses should be able to juggle schedules well enough to not be hurt by it.
    If it's not paid, most people will not want to take the day off. If it is paid, then you're talking about a huge sum of money. The bottom line for me is that the vast majority of people have more than adequate time to cast a ballot if they choose. I do not believe creating a holiday will do anything to significantly impact that.
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