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    Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    When the 13 independent colonies were freed from the grip of Great Britain, the standard voting practice was done with public votes by land owners. The thinking was that those that actually owned land had a stake in the welfare of the city/county/state/country they resided in and to prevent masses of people from voting themselves largesse from the land owners. This was the way voting was done up until the 1820's when the Whig and Democratic parties platformed for change to allow all white males to vote and was passed in time for Andrew Jackson to be elected. This is why I prefer to call the Republican method of voting.

    The current way of voting is that everyone can vote that is 18 and above. This had lead to a large warfare/welfare state where the key issues aren't filled with substance, but about who can redistribute the wealth of the property owners into the pockets of the non-property owners.

    Which do you prefer?

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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Well so much for having a discussion between the two types of voting systems...

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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    I guess I will go with expanded voting rights as voting, in my opinion, is a matter of human dignity and is far more important than mere money.

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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    I believe those who pay more taxes (or have say served the nation in the military etc) should have more say than those who are on the dole.

    I don't think 51 welfare recipients should be able to vote away the wealth of 49 hard working net tax payers



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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I guess I will go with expanded voting rights as voting, in my opinion, is a matter of human dignity and is far more important than mere money.
    its more than money-if a large amount of your income is taken in taxes you are basically enslaved a great deal of time



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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I guess I will go with expanded voting rights as voting, in my opinion, is a matter of human dignity and is far more important than mere money.
    A fine point of view, but do you agree with the non-property owners being able to use their votes to remove property from one group of people to another? What about using their power to legislate what they think the rest of the country should follow what they believe in regards to morality?

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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by The_Patriot View Post
    A fine point of view, but do you agree with the non-property owners being able to use their votes to remove property from one group of people to another? What about using their power to legislate what they think the rest of the country should follow what they believe in regards to morality?
    Then let's only let gays vote on whether they should be allowed to marry or not.

    Regardless of the issue, we ALL live in the US, and what affects one of us, has an impact, even if it is indirect on all of us. Because of this, I see no reason to limit voting access.
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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Then let's only let gays vote on whether they should be allowed to marry or not.

    Regardless of the issue, we ALL live in the US, and what affects one of us, has an impact, even if it is indirect on all of us. Because of this, I see no reason to limit voting access.
    I do. People like us pay the price when those without any skin in the game can vote to confiscate our property.

    I think the more taxes you pay, the more votes you should have. Just like Bill Gates has more votes in how microsoft is run than me



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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Then let's only let gays vote on whether they should be allowed to marry or not.

    Regardless of the issue, we ALL live in the US, and what affects one of us, has an impact, even if it is indirect on all of us. Because of this, I see no reason to limit voting access.
    A fair point, but I'd like to point out that back when there was Republican voting the state was involved a whole lot less in the lives of the people then it is today. If the issues were clearly related to the things the government is clearly defined to having a role in, by the Constitution, would you still hold that same view?

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    Re: Republican vs. Democracy Voting

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Then let's only let gays vote on whether they should be allowed to marry or not.

    Regardless of the issue, we ALL live in the US, and what affects one of us, has an impact, even if it is indirect on all of us. Because of this, I see no reason to limit voting access.

    I agree about that concerning gays-just as gun owners should have the only say about gun laws? Hunters about bag limits? or net tax payers about tax rates.



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