America, Land of the free?

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  1. MCI transplant

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  2. delldude

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    I heard you could be shot for not participating and if you vote for the wrong party.
     
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  3. signals

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    Well, I don't see a problem with it, but since I am an inquisitive man, I must ask...

    What happens when a white cop drags a non-white non-voter to the polls?
     
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  4. Ms Tree

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    Not a fan of mandatory voting but I think automatic registration would be a very good idea.
     
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  5. MCI transplant

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    Don't get me wrong! I believe everyone should vote. In fact it is their duty to do so.----- But I also believe the Government, any Government, doesn't have the right to force you to do so! This country was founded on the principles of free choose. And anytime you allow the Government to take that away from you, no matter  how righteous, or or trivial , you may think that would be, you're starting down a dangerous path!
     
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  6. MCI transplant

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    I'm not a fan of "mandatory" anything Tree! " ------ Automatic registration? With proper identification, maybe.
     
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  7. cltrat

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    Sharpton gets more TV time
     
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  8. MCI transplant

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    Some more "free" TV time!
     
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  9. Dog Wonder

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    What kind of person needs to be drug kicking and screaming to vote?
     
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  10. SparrowHawk

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    If you have a Government that:
    Regulates what type of lightbulb you can buy
    Records your every phone call via NSA
    Tell you what you child is allowed to learn in their school
     
    Then I'd saw we have precious little freedom
     
  11. MCI transplant

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    Ever think this may be an attempt to legitimize the illegal immigrant voters by bringing them in under this proposed "mandatory" mandate!!!  
     
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  12. Glenn Quagmire

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    Unless you consider dragging the trailer trash haters from lower Alabama to the polls to vote for the next iteration of McCain/Palin.

    Or the trailer trash from the inner city to vote for the next Al Sharpton endorsee.
     
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  13. MCI transplant

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    "Trailer trash"? That sounds racial to me brother! ------- And Sir,
    please don't slander the great State of Alabama!!!
     
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  14. Dog Wonder

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ETO3w3Ok1fM

    Cue Lynyrd Skynyrd.
     
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  15. Ms Tree

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    How? Voting requirements are not being talked about. Just mandatory voting.

    I do not understand how the idea of getting more people to the voting booth is a bad thing? I am not in favor of mandating it although there are several countries that do but the fact that only 36% of the eligible voters turned out for the mid terms is pretty pathetic.

    Voting should be on a weekend when most people are off, the voting booths should be open earlier and stay open later, registration should be automatic upon verification. There are a lot of ways to make it easier bit for some reason many want to make it more difficult. We are supposed to be a representative republic. Lets get people represented.
     
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  16. MCI transplant

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    Again Tree,------- Either you're missing the point, or choosing to ignore it. Getting more people into the voting booth is not a bad thing, but forcing them to be there against their well, for whatever reason,  now that's a different matter!
     
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  17. Ms Tree

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    Already agreed that I am not in favor of mandating voting.  Your post that I was addressing illegals in some bizar link to mandatory voting.  Illegals can no more vote legally now than with some as yet proposed mandatory voting law.
     
  18. Black Magic

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    Instead of forcing people to vote maybe Obummer should instead focus on making good of all his broken promises so more people would vote democrat. But alas the poor are even poorer under his presidential term so why bother voting.
     
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    IF the " poor are even poorer",..... just imagine how they'd be....if there was some asss-hole from the GOP...in there  !!!
     
  20. Black Magic

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    News flash for the Bear.  Under Bush's term the lower income families wages remained flat during his presidency.  The travesty under Obama is that for a president that it supposed to benefit the poor most of all but with their incomes have dropped AND that the wealthy have gotten even more rich. That's not a political problem that's a math problem.
     

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