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originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: allsee4eye
And, I think the U.S. had (long time ago) "rules" about WHO could vote and who could not.
A homeless pauper or derelict may not have been able to vote years ago.
originally posted by: Xcalibur254
The OP is a troll and anyone entertaining his proposition is an idiot.
Demos-: Common people
Democracy literally means strength of the common people. If we look at Athenian democracy, the earliest form of democracy, every citizen had an equal voter regardless of their societal role.
So yes, democracy was originally designed to mean one person=one vote.
originally posted by: allsee4eye
Why should a homeless man on drugs on the streets have the same vote as a hard working billionaire who creates thousands of jobs and pays millions in taxes to contribute to schools, hospitals, science and technology research at universities and so on? It's not fair. In my opinion, a person's vote should be weighted by how much tax that person contributes. People who pay more taxes have more voting power. People who pay less taxes have less voting power. If a person pays 1 million in taxes a year, that person's vote is worth 1 million. If a person pays 0 in taxes in a year, that person's vote is worth 0. This way, voting would not be dominated by those who want handouts and bailouts. What do you think?
Say what you want about Russia. Russia is not corrupt.