Voting Rules: A Vote

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    Cool

    Sorry but.... let's see, how can I put this? It's stupid.
    There's enough stupid and uninformed voters voting now. All we need is more uninformed voters voting in more welfare programs for themselves. It's bad enough that you have some politicians thinking that the best way to get a vote is to promise free money, benefits, welfare, etc. It's like buying votes and it is bad for the economy and for the country.
    Personally, I don't think one should be allowed to vote if they're on welfare. That one must be able to show that they are a productive member of society rather than a drain on society and the country would be, I believe , a good thing. Like mentioned earlier, to be able to pass a test showing you are knowlegable of the U.S.and our government would be a good idea also. Just my $.02


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    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....
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    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 .....
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    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.
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    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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    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)

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    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.

    Just MHO
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by riverkeeper View Post
    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 .....
    +1

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tubby45 View Post
    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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goawayfarm View Post
    I'm more for a requirement to have at least a half a brain to vote.......by the looks of who gets elected....there is a lot of stupid going to the polls....
    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?

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    Heinlein had a good idea in his novel Starship Troopers, only veterans can vote.

    Now I shall set back and listen....
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    I would like to see folks be able to answer about 10 simple questions before they are allowed to vote.

    (1) What United States President Is Featured On The $5 Bill?

    (2) The President lives in the ______ House?

    (3) It's the Declaration Of _______? What?

    (4) The Senate & The House Of _____? What?

    (5) What Does U.S. Stand For? ~ United States Or Untied Shoes?

    (6) Our Flag Is _____, White & Blue? What Color Is Missing?

    And everybody that gets all 10 correct can vote.
    And how about proving you know where the candidate stands on certain issues?

    Quote Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie View Post
    Heinlein had a good idea in his novel Starship Troopers, only veterans can vote.

    Now I shall set back and listen....
    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by airbornerangerboogie View Post
    Heinlein had a good idea in his novel Starship Troopers, only veterans can vote.
    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.
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    I don't mind people not voting...it makes my vote worth more.
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