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Reply #6: So we reverse the poll tax? I don't think that's any better. [View All]

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FBaggins Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-24-11 06:01 AM
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6. So we reverse the poll tax? I don't think that's any better.
Edited on Thu Feb-24-11 06:03 AM by FBaggins
Many on the right would like to restrict the franchise to various groups. Historically that would include just landowners... or perhaps just taxpayers... or only certain races... or just those willing to pay a significant poll tax. Maybe just those with a certain degree of education or years of government service.

I'm obviously against all that. But I'm perfectly ok with this restriction. Decisions in this country should be made by those who care enough to show up and vote. If they can see what's going on around them and still don't care enough to vote... then I don't think I want them selecting my next President.
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