View Poll Results: Yea or Nay, Say You?
- 83. You may not vote on this poll
November 9th, 2007 01:48 AM
November 9th, 2007 02:23 AM
For the same reasons that many have already stated, I don't think we could or should do this. I could, however, get behind QK's....
Coimhéad fearg fhear na foighde; Beware the anger of a patient man.
November 9th, 2007 03:10 AM
Folks who do not vote should'nt get to ***** about the results and they actually get a better gov than they deserve.
Now for the rest of us .....
November 9th, 2007 12:01 PM
Implicit in the right to vote is the right to NOT vote.
Implicit in the right to keep and bear arms is the right to NOT keep and bear arms.
As Opfor stated, mandatory voting is a tool of dictatorships. They also have requirements for HOW you vote.
"We're paratroopers. We're supposed to be surrounded!" Dick Winters
November 9th, 2007 12:17 PM
All this would do is force people into the voting booth that has no clue on any issues and will vote for someone because they "look (personal appearance)" like they would be the right person.
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November 9th, 2007 02:51 PM
in my opinion there are too many ppl out there that are too stupid to vote.
and i dont like anyone MAKING me do anything
(besides making me let everyone else have the same rights and freedoms i do of course)
November 9th, 2007 03:19 PM
A vote is like a bullet
I view a vote, the same as a gun, The more disciplined the user, the better the results. There is no room or excuse for wild a** users of either, and just like I would never mandate carrying of firearms, I would not recommend mandating voting.
"fundamental principle of American law that a government and its agents are under no general duty to provide public services, such as police protection, to any individual citizen." [Warren v. District of Columbia,(D.C. Ct. of Ap., 1981)]
If I have to explain it, you wouldn't understand
November 9th, 2007 03:32 PM
Only 48% of people eligible to vote in the US do so.
Rights are choices. You can choose to exercise it or choose not to. One can own a gun or not own a gun. It is morally wrong to compel a person to exercise a right against their will.
I voted no.
If you compel one to vote by threatening consquences for noncompliance you are doing a disservice to your country and your fellow Americans. I'd be ashamed to look at myself in the mirror. How many do you think would walk in, check the first box they see, and leave with no informed decision as to the impact their vote could have? Scary situation.
November 9th, 2007 03:35 PM
Originally Posted by riverkeeper
If you don't vote you have no right to complain. If you don't like either person running the run for office yourself. I did and found it rather enlightning in several ways, all good. I also think there should be some kind of intelligence test before being allowed to vote and if you don't vote for several years (maybe 3) then your voter registration should be revoked.
November 9th, 2007 03:40 PM
Originally Posted by Tubby45
Probably less than vote now with no informed decision being made. I have noticed that many on here that say they do not vote are much more informed than many of those I work with daily that claim they vote in every election because some friend or celebrity told them that was their best choice.
November 9th, 2007 03:52 PM
I agree with ya, but where shall we draw the line. High school diploma, college, or shall we say they at least have to read and write in English?
Originally Posted by goawayfarm
November 9th, 2007 10:07 PM
Heinlein had a good idea in his novel Starship Troopers, only veterans can vote.
Now I shall set back and listen....
“Dream as if you'll live forever, live as if you'll die today.” James Dean
Phil (NRA Member and Vietnam Vet)
------------- My CCW ----------------
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I gave them to the naked Pigmy's in New Guinea
November 9th, 2007 10:20 PM
And how about proving you know where the candidate stands on certain issues?
Originally Posted by QKShooter
Only saw the movie. If there were other ways to earn full citizenship, like peace corps or other community service, I'd be all for it.
Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie
"Each worker carried his sword strapped to his side." Nehemiah 4:18
Guns Save Lives. Paramedics Save Lives. But...
Paramedics With Guns Scare People!
November 10th, 2007 03:32 AM
Now I kind of like this idea, but I too would say maybe do some time, maybe two years, be it the Military, Forestry, Corps of Engineers, FEMA, Fire, Police, but something for your Country for the privilege to live and vote here.
Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie
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November 10th, 2007 07:02 AM
I don't mind people not voting...it makes my vote worth more.
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