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originally posted by: EternalSolace
a reply to: Spider879
Don't we have the collective knowledge to overcome the problem of third world countries? Can't we build for each other homes? Can't we grow food for one another? Can we not come together and provide a quality of life for each other?
The only thing that stands in the way of that becoming reality in a country such as ours is the mindset of, "What can one do for me?"
originally posted by: coldkidc
"...universal voting would "counteract money more than anything.""
originally posted by: butcherguy
It would set a terrible precedent.
If the government can force citizens to vote, what will they force them to do next?
As far as the idea that it would reduce the amount of money spent on campaigns.....
More voters to sway equals less money spent???????
How the hell does that make any sense?
The guy that said it is running the Executive branch of our government. That is scary.
originally posted by: woodwardjnr
Kind of defeats the idea of democracy. You live in a free democracy, but you must vote. Surely the freedom not to vote is just as important
originally posted by: yorkshirelad
a reply to: coldkidc
Voting should be mandatory. To those people who wine and moan about "I don't want to vote for any of them" well you can still vote and not vote for any of them. If you are too stupid to work out how, then , quite frankly, you are too stupid to have the vote in the first place !!!