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CK_John Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-02-08 12:57 AM
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32. Remember the Constitution before putting foot in mouth. n/t
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  -What is your opinion of compulsory voting? gulliver  Jan-01-08 03:18 PM   #0 
  - Completely unenforceable  Kucinich4America   Jan-01-08 03:27 PM   #1 
  - Umm they do it in Australia, and seem to enforce it pretty well  Lirwin2   Jan-01-08 05:03 PM   #17 
     - Australia is small numerically, and NOT very diverse. Also even LESS privacy freedom than here.  Didereaux   Jan-02-08 01:03 AM   #33 
  - You don't deserve to be an American if you don't vote in the national elections.  Zynx   Jan-01-08 03:27 PM   #2 
  - Thanks for the definition of a true American. nt  2rth2pwr   Jan-01-08 06:17 PM   #23 
  - on that I absolutely agree! Too not vote is just plain assed treason.  Didereaux   Jan-02-08 01:06 AM   #34 
  - However election day should be a national holiday.  Warren Stupidity   Jan-01-08 03:28 PM   #3 
  - I'm not certain about the national holiday bit.  D__S   Jan-01-08 03:55 PM   #11 
     - Well no. The idea is to make it easy to vote.  Warren Stupidity   Jan-01-08 05:02 PM   #15 
     - Heaven forbid we fuck off on election day  sandnsea   Jan-01-08 06:16 PM   #22 
  - No.  D__S   Jan-01-08 03:29 PM   #4 
  - Enforced or mandated voting--absolutely not! ...  hayu_lol   Jan-01-08 03:35 PM   #6 
  - Not without mandatory voter education. nt  bunnies   Jan-01-08 03:32 PM   #5 
  - mandatory voter education, mandatory voting....That's my position.  BlueJazz   Jan-01-08 03:36 PM   #7 
  - Again though, how do you enforce that?  Kucinich4America   Jan-01-08 03:38 PM   #8 
  - If they don't vote for the candidate you want do you  Retired AF Dem   Jan-01-08 03:47 PM   #9 
     - No...200 and 500 if they vote for a republican.  BlueJazz   Jan-01-08 06:09 PM   #20 
  - Same as I think of Drunk Voting....  The Village Idiot   Jan-01-08 03:52 PM   #10 
  - Hmmm... "If you vote, don't drink. If you drink, don't vote."  Seabiscuit   Jan-02-08 01:11 AM   #35 
     - How about if you drink shitty quality beer, don't vote?  Kucinich4America   Jan-02-08 01:15 AM   #36 
        - Anyone who drinks Coors or Miller Lite should be permanently banned from the voting booth.  Seabiscuit   Jan-02-08 01:25 AM   #37 
  - It wouldn't do anything anyway.  lvx35   Jan-01-08 04:18 PM   #12 
  - Death penalty? Hard labor? Incarceration?  Buzz Clik   Jan-01-08 04:37 PM   #13 
  - Works in Australia - and they've also got IRV  dpbrown   Jan-01-08 04:41 PM   #14 
  - But don't you think that if you give the government the power to force you to vote,  CTyankee   Jan-01-08 06:13 PM   #21 
     - No, I think it's incumbent upon people living in a representative democracy to vote  dpbrown   Jan-01-08 11:22 PM   #31 
        - While I agree with you on "good government" principles, the flaw in your  CTyankee   Jan-02-08 10:07 AM   #38 
           - I think the government should provide a positive incentive for voting, which is what Australia does  dpbrown   Jan-02-08 01:59 PM   #41 
              - The tax thing is great but to be fair it should be like a "refundable tax credit" so that more poor  CTyankee   Jan-02-08 04:17 PM   #42 
  - seems to work in australia  Lirwin2   Jan-01-08 05:02 PM   #16 
  - The last thing this country needs is more criminals  Hippo_Tron   Jan-01-08 05:06 PM   #18 
  - Strongly support it. [n\t]  Nutmegger   Jan-01-08 05:08 PM   #19 
  - require it then, people will learn more about the candidates  cynthia   Jan-01-08 06:18 PM   #24 
  - Strongly against!  RC   Jan-01-08 07:30 PM   #25 
  - Couldn't agree more!  earthlover   Jan-01-08 09:18 PM   #26 
  - Or else what?  rucky   Jan-01-08 09:23 PM   #27 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jan-01-08 09:28 PM   #28 
  - In the Murphy's Law Canon, there's Grossman's Misquote  ooga booga   Jan-01-08 09:32 PM   #29 
  - Yes. Violators should be executed and then sent to the Russian front.  suston96   Jan-01-08 09:34 PM   #30 
  - Remember the Constitution before putting foot in mouth. n/t  CK_John   Jan-02-08 12:57 AM   #32 
  - i LIKE the idea of forcing people to get involved in their democratic process  bpeale   Jan-02-08 10:24 AM   #39 
  - No, a better idea is to go back to mandatory civics in grade, middle and high school.  CTyankee   Jan-02-08 04:20 PM   #44 
  - Remember the Constitution....?  suston96   Jan-02-08 10:42 AM   #40 
  - People too lazy to vote are also too lazy to learn about the issues  Vinca   Jan-02-08 04:19 PM   #43 
  - As much as I want more Americans to vote  NastyRiffraff   Jan-02-08 04:22 PM   #45 
 

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