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Old 07-08-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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All four of those amendments begin with "The right of citizens of the United States..." but you think it is a "privilege." The truly scary part is that you are allowed to vote.
And if you believe him, teach!
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:26 PM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Knowledge tests, oh please. Who will be impartial enough to grade them? The righties, right.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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But I will say, encouraging people to become more educated is good for those people and the country.

You are going to have a tough time arguing that forcing people to become more educated is a way of disenfranchising them.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you are one of the people here who oppose the idea, let me ask you this?

Does it make you mad that so many in this country vote without knowing whats going on?
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:29 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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And if you believe him, teach!
Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Those who can, do. Those who cannot, teach.
Touché!
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:30 PM
 
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Yes, but only if I can make the rules. Rule number 1. Would you vote for GWBush for a third term, if possible. ANy one answering yes should not be allowed to vote because they could not be trusted to know their arse from a hole in the ground.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:31 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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For those of you engaged in the "right to vote" argument, read this.

The Right to Vote

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Originally Posted by Jesse Jackson Jr.
"The vote" is a human right. It is seen as an American right. In a democracy there is nothing more fundamental than having the right to vote.

And yet the right to vote is not a fundamental right in our Constitution. Some liberals argue that the fundamental right to vote for every American citizen is implied in the Constitution, based on Supreme Court precedent. Yet when I ask them about the denial of voting representation in Congress to District of Columbia citizens, or about the denial of ex-felons' voting rights in most states, many liberals concede that the current structure of our Constitution limits the ability of the courts and Congress to adequately address important voting-rights issues.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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If you are one of the people here who oppose the idea, let me ask you this?

Does it make you mad that so many in this country vote without knowing whats going on?
No. What makes me mad is the low voter turnout. In a participatory government, like the US, voter turnout is essential if we expect our government to be representative of the people.

I could not care less who someone votes for, as long as they vote. It is their civic duty as citizens.

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Old 07-08-2009, 04:36 PM
 
Location: Florida
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If we don't even require our supposedly intelligent representatives to read bills before voting on them why should we require or expect anything from the general voting populus?
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