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Old 05-10-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I agree except for your last sentence.
I just see too many college students being suckered in by his rock star status rather than his policies. He wants government to take care of his voters more than he asks them for personal responsibility. As a nation, we have to get back to that idea. We as individuals must take care of ourselves and others. We shouldn't be forced to do so by the government.

Ron Paul all the way. I can't wait for the RNC.
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Old 05-10-2008, 07:59 AM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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I just see too many college students being suckered in by his rock star status rather than his policies. He wants government to take care of his voters more than he asks them for personal responsibility. As a nation, we have to get back to that idea. We as individuals must take care of ourselves and others. We shouldn't be forced to do so by the government.

Ron Paul all the way. I can't wait for the RNC.
I'll be a college student soon. In the summer.

I know I'm going to have fun because I always make fun of liberals, lol. Neoconservatives aren't excluded either.


Ron Paul all the way.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:00 AM
 
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Default LOL Haaziq KNOWS WHY I LOL!

But anyway I think you have a great point actually but that would leave "my friend" below out, so he might not like it. At least an aptitude test if nothing else.
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.....this election would have been over a long time ago, and Barack Obama would be the hands-down winner.

I wonder what would happen if we passed a constitutional amendment allowing only those with a college education and higher the right to vote. Or for those who can't go to college for whatever reason, they should at least pass some kind of mental aptitude or intelligence test before being allowed to vote. Will our country be better off or worse off as a result? Would a presumably wise electorate produce a wise leader akin to Plato's philosopher-king?

I'm not necessarily advocating this.....I'm just wondering what the implications are of such a system.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:02 AM
 
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Default You're wasting your time explaining that to him...

trust me.ROTF!
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I believe it was in response to the Clinton campaign position that she had the backing of the least educated within a specific demographic group.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:02 AM
 
Location: An absurd world.
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But anyway I think you have a great point actually but that would leave "my friend" below out, so he might not like it. At least an aptitude test if nothing else.
Your ignorance has no boundaries, does it?
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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trust me.ROTF!
And you have the nerve to call somebody else an idiot.


For the record, none of the three popular candidates are good.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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I know I'm going to have fun because I always make fun of liberals, lol. Neoconservatives aren't excluded either.
They're one in the same. Or they were.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:04 AM
 
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Default Lol!

So true. You beat me to it!
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Ahhh....you've committed the fallacy of the consequent. Your fallacy is that you've transmogrified the statement "most educated voters vote for Obama" into "all educated voters vote for Obama". The former is a true statement (based on polling data), while the latter is obviously a false statement. But you've latched on to the latter statement as if that was what I was saying. Clearly, you need to check your faculties before responding.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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Default Exactly!

How could anyone who has been following this race...miss that.
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No, what he's implying, is that based on the Demographic of Senator Obama's current support - he would be a shoe-in.
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Old 05-10-2008, 08:08 AM
 
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Default Great Idea.

The ignorant are so expressive!
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I owe him one also. We should a thread for higher level discourse and see how the representation by candidate preference plays out.
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