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    Obama wants mandatory voting

    Source: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/2744...political-map/


    President Obama gave support to mandatory voting today at a town hall event in Cleveland. The President claims the drastic move would reduce the importance of money in elections and stop alleged voter suppression.

    The Washington Times reports on the President’s claim that mandatory voting would change everything:

    “It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything. If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country.”




    I wonder what the penalty would be for failing to vote?
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    Hell no. The exponential boobus factor would be disastrous.

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    “It would be transformative if everybody voted. That would counteract [campaign] money more than anything.
    Damn it. My bull$#@! meter just broke.
    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

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    Just like the old USSR.

    Get in line comrade, enjoy your mandatory democracy.

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    Too many people vote now who have no business doing so.
    Equality is a false god.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Intoxiklown View Post
    Source: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/03/2744...political-map/

    I wonder what the penalty would be for failing to vote?
    They'll put the offenders in prison with all the other non voters.
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    If they add a "None Of The Above" option to the ballot then screw it. Why not? That'll learn 'em.

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    A very small percentage of people vote in some local elections. Less than 10% of eligible voters voting is common. It would be really interesting if almost every voter had no idea what an election was about.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rifleman View Post
    Too many people vote now who have no business doing so.
    There's only two ways one can vote, to aggress or in self defense.
    Quote Originally Posted by BuddyRey View Post
    Do you think it's a coincidence that the most cherished standard of the Ron Paul campaign was a sign highlighting the word "love" inside the word "revolution"? A revolution not based on love is a revolution doomed to failure. So, at the risk of sounding corny, I just wanted to let you know that, wherever you stand on any of these hot-button issues, and even if we might have exchanged bitter words or harsh sentiments in the past, I love each and every one of you - no exceptions!

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    And for those that already vote a "vote harder" mandate.

    "So Obama what have we got? A Republic or a monarchy?" "A Democracy. If we can enforce it."

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    If you like your vote, you can keep your vote...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith and stuff View Post
    A very small percentage of people vote in some local elections. Less than 10% of eligible voters voting is common. It would be really interesting if almost every voter had no idea what an election was about.
    Hmmm.. Think I would change my name to Mr. Cknin Evrypot and run for Congress

    Who wants to be Mr. Freem Oney?

    or Ms. Nota Xes?

    -t

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    I think a boycott of 2016 is in order.

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    So can I vote against this mandatory voting proposal?
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    ...I believe that when the government is capable of doing a thing, it will.
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    which one of yall fuckers wrote the "ron paul" racist news letters
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rifleman View Post
    Too many people vote now who have no business doing so.
    This^^ I still say there should be a test for voting like there is for driving or flying planes.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthCarolinaLiberty View Post
    So can I vote against this mandatory voting proposal?
    Of course not.

    The sociopaths are going to vote on whether or not to vote for forcing you to vote for them so they can vote to force you to vote for them.

    Why? Because of the opposite of what Obama said--these people who can't be bothered now will merely vote for the name they've heard the most, which means the one with the most money--and because they're narcissists and they need the reassurance and the attention.

    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    This^^ I still say there should be a test for voting like there is for driving or flying planes.
    Dear Visiting Liberals--He really doesn't know he's advocating for Jim Crow-style 'Literary Tests'. Don't blame us--you people took over the schools...
    Last edited by acptulsa; 03-18-2015 at 07:25 PM.
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    Politicians must have perceived legitimacy.

    More and more, fewer people are voting. This is a problem for the oligarchs to say they have a mandate from the people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    Dear Visiting Liberals--He really doesn't know he's advocating for Jim Crow-style 'Literary Tests'. Don't blame us--you people took over the schools...
    Here again, members of Cult Of Democracy rear their ugly heads and attempts to pummel us with absurdities for daring to question the Cult, its Priesthood, saints, etc. Do you really think it unreasonable to expect a person wielding a vote-that thing that is supposedly a great weapon-to have a certain basic knowledge? You know, things like civics, economics, and so forth that are directly relevant to voting? There are higher standards for operating a citizen's automobile than for wielding voting power. That's just sad.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    Here again, members of Cult Of Democracy rear their ugly heads and attempts to pummel us with absurdities for daring to question the Cult, its Priesthood, saints, etc.
    Well. Heh. In his defense...

    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post

    If we can fool the people into doing what's good for them, then by God, count me in.
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    Last edited by Natural Citizen; 03-18-2015 at 08:24 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    Here again, members of Cult Of Democracy rear their ugly heads and attempts to pummel us with absurdities for daring to question the Cult, its Priesthood, saints, etc. Do you really think it unreasonable to expect a person wielding a vote-that thing that is supposedly a great weapon-to have a certain basic knowledge? You know, things like civics, economics, and so forth that are directly relevant to voting? There are higher standards for operating a citizen's automobile than for wielding voting power. That's just sad.
    What's just sad is a self-professed anarchist trusting the government to institute some kind of law mandating some kind of process for screening voters--and expecting it to weed out someone besides the least brainwashed potential voters.
    "Stupidity got us into this mess. Why can't it get us out?"--Will Rogers

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    Quote Originally Posted by acptulsa View Post
    What's just sad is a self-professed anarchist trusting the government to institute some kind of law mandating some kind of process for screening voters--and expecting it to weed out someone besides the least brainwashed potential voters.
    1) I don't self-profess any particular label, though I have anarchist and other leanings.
    2) It doesn't follow that only allowing people with very basic civic knowledge (which they should know by voting age anyway, if the schools were worth with bricks they're made of) to vote will cause the most brainwashed to "rise to the top", as it were. In the old days, a certification of this knowledge was standard and had a name-a high school diploma. When Americans are again among the best educated people in the world as they were in Bastiat's time, I'll declare a test is no longer necessary.
    Quote Originally Posted by Torchbearer
    what works can never be discussed online. there is only one language the government understands, and until the people start speaking it by the magazine full... things will remain the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    1) I don't self-profess any particular label, though I have anarchist and other leanings.
    2) It doesn't follow that only allowing people with very basic civic knowledge (which they should know by voting age anyway, if the schools were worth with bricks they're made of) to vote will cause the most brainwashed to "rise to the top", as it were. In the old days, a certification of this knowledge was standard and had a name-a high school diploma. When Americans are again among the best educated people in the world as they were in Bastiat's time, I'll declare a test is no longer necessary.
    A minute ago you were accusing me of being a cultist and bowing to the priesthood, and now you're exhibiting a childlike faith in their pollworkers to turn away only who should be turned away (even after you make law enforcement officers of them by giving them a law to enforce) and another childlike faith in high school sheepskins awarded to their standards.

    I've now been accused of being two far right and too far left--by the same person, in the same thread, all between post 18 and post 21 inclusive. Make up your mind.

    And to think my daddy taught me only women could change their minds that fast...
    Last edited by acptulsa; 03-18-2015 at 08:25 PM.
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    SURE
    they will MAKE you \/ote for winch hole they will $#@! you in...but none of the abo\/e wont be running.



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    FORCEOCRACY!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by heavenlyboy34 View Post
    This^^ I still say there should be a test for voting like there is for driving or flying planes.
    Indeed +1--- A seventeen year old genius cannot vote however a 30 year old idiot can..

    Acesfull

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    Holy_$#@!. So Dear Leader will get 95% of the vote.
    "The Patriarch"

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    Mandatory seat belts, mandatory health care, mandatory taxes, mandatory licences, mandatory auto insurance, mandatory inspections... is there anything the government can't make us free 'mericunts do?
    "The Patriarch"

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    YOU CAN KEEP YOUR DOCTOR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acesfull View Post
    Indeed +1--- A seventeen year old genius cannot vote however a 30 year old idiot can..

    Acesfull
    Are you playing with a full deck ? Wild cards ?

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