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panader0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Sep-24-08 09:53 AM
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Great voter registration advice from Michael Moore's "Election Guide"
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It's a great book, filled with gems, but this one stood out as so obvious. No registration is needed at all, just be an American citizen. This is the way things are done in Canada.
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"You don't have to sign up somewhere for the privilege of paying taxes, do you? If you work you pay taxes. You don't have to stand in line and fill out a form for the right to drink alcohol at age 21, do you? If you want to have a baby, you don't have to register with any government official."
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There are many other great suggestions, all made at one time or another here at DU, such as 1) Hold all elections on the weekend.
2)Use paper ballots. 3)Hold regional primaries (North, East, South and West) 4)Limit the election season to 4 months for the primaries (one month in each region) and 2 months for the GE. 5)Public funding, free air time and spending limits for all politicians. In England it's 38.5 million. Over $800 million will be spent on ads alone here in the US for a job that pays
$400,000.
Anyway, it's a great and funny book. "Mike's Election Guide 2008"
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