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[US Elections] November 2nd

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Zxanphorian, Oct 5, 2010.

  1. d3tox

    d3tox Face down in a pool of his own vomit.

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    OMG! Canadiens voting in our elections? Pretty soon we'll have maple syrup initiatives and Bear wrestling regulations! DAMMIT!!!!!
     
  2. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    They have elections in Canda?!
     
  3. Larkin

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    Which is just another problem with our system.
     
  4. Al

    Al Reaper

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    Why? He's an American citizen.
     
  5. Larkin

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    Which doesn't live here. I know its shocking and all but there should be some limits on the privilege(yes, its not a right) to vote. When the country was founded there was restrictions, but many of those restrictions were put there to make sure the people that voted were responsible, has life experience, and fully affected by their vote. There is little hope of any sort of common sense getting back in our system at this point, but I feel it is needed to stop the destruction of the country. Be it just debt, or be it in the constitution itself, there is little hope if we don't change the voting system itself which is without a doubt a cause of the problem.

    Anyway, the idea you can live two years out of the country and still be allowed to vote is outrageous. He isn't affected by almost any of it and he can just vote away like he is living here now. Think about it.
     
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  6. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    Larkin, don't be a dummy. US policy has a global effect on the world. Not only that, what if you have intentions of returning to a country that isn't totally ****ed? It would be moronic to not allow people to vote
     
  7. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    Only property owners should be allowed to vote.
     
  8. M.A.D.X.W

    M.A.D.X.W Active Member

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    Only the president should be allowed vote.
     
  9. Zxanphorian

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    Not so according to various amendments to the Constitution. Also I love how

    So what you are saying is that only rich white adult males should be able to vote? Women couldn't vote. Blacks couldn't vote. Native Americans couldn't vote. The poor could certainly not vote, as they didn't have property qualifications. It's like you are saying only rich white adult males were the ones who were responsible, had life experience, and be fully affected by their vote.

    Yep, restrictions to the voting system will surely solve the problem. It's the ultra-selective voting system that we had before that caused the problem. How can a system that is ultra-selective be beneficial to a country? Having only one group of people be designated as, like you have said, "responsible", "have life experiences" (whatever that means...), and be "fully affected" by the vote, is extremely dangerous. Who is to say that the people being barred to vote aren't affected by the vote? The blacks surely were affected by the whites dominion over them in the antebellum United States.

    As far as you are a citizen of a certain country and you are registered to vote, as far as I am concerned, you should be able to vote.
     
  10. Zxanphorian

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    Actually rich, white, male property owners. According to Larkin's yearning for the system that was initially put in place. :)

    Only the Bill from that Schoolhouse Rock video should be allowed to vote. ;)
     
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  11. Larkin

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    No **** sherlock.



    Did I say rich white adult males? No, I said responsible, fully affected, and life experience. Owning property is a great measuring tool. There needs to me more, but its a great starting point.

    No, its not. It ensures that people aren't voting just for self benefit or just for some cause. And like has been said a million times the founders WANTED the blacks to vote. It just wasn't possible to do so and get many states to join.


    Not to me. There needs to be a way to make sure who votes knows what they doing and does so for right reasons.
     
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  12. Larkin

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    Why not just allow all to vote? I mean hey US policy has a global effect. You realize how stupid that sounds?
     
  13. togmkn

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    :eek2:

    Define property.
     
  14. Lizard Of Oz

    Lizard Of Oz Demented Avenger

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    So, what you’re saying is that military members and diplomats serving overseas should be denied the right to vote. You’re saying that civilian US Citizens doing America’s business and serving America’s needs overseas should be denied the right to vote. You’re saying that US Citizens serving overseas who have family back at home who will be affected by various elections should be denied the right to vote. You’re saying that US Citizens who will more than likely return to their home country and have to live by laws and regulation passed in their absence should be denied the right to vote. Wow.
     
  15. pine

    pine Official Photography Thread Appreciator

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    I vote democrat, too. How do you like them apples? :2thumb:

    I am a student. There is no implication to my status in Canada that I will be staying here after I finish school. The assumption in every respect is that I will finish my degree and move home again, at which point all the decisions made by our government while I was away will start to affect me again. It makes sense that I should have a voice in those decisions.

    So that's a special case. But even in general, your stance doesn't make sense for the reasons that Liz and Zxanphorian have elaborated. It's silly from a philosophical point of view, and it's even more silly from a practical point of view. With only half our population actually turning out to vote and participate in the political progress, and the other half at home watching Jerry Springer, my guess is that the small percentage of people who vote from overseas are not the ones causing "the destruction of the country". :rolleyes:
     
  16. Festering Anus

    Festering Anus Cheeto Hans

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    Yeah that sounds retarded. American citizens is where the line should be drawn. Did I not make that clear?

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  17. Larkin

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    Other than the serving overseas part, yes, that is what I'm saying.
     
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  18. Larkin

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    You lack of understanding of fully affected seems to be lacking, so yes, you made it clear how dumb you are. Also, if you honestly think all people regardless should be allowed to vote, please stop calling yourself a conservative. Thank You.
     
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  19. Larkin

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    Land, a house, you know, how it was defined at the founding of the country. Not like OMFG i have a video game, so therefore I have property.
     
  20. Peavey

    Peavey Rattus Norvegicus

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    Larkin, I will tea party in your mouth.

    I will also pee tarty in your mouth - yeah, it's pretty sour.
     

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