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RAB2010
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 7:53:26 PM


Some people have been discussing the restriction of voting rights. One concept that has been floated is refusing the right to vote for people who have been on long-term public assistance (greater than three years).
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flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:43:44 PM

Paxy so your saying that with the acceptance of rights no responsibility is part of the equation?

The pay could take many forms - its the concept I'm getting at. Some have paid the highest price of all to maintain and protect the rights we now have.

jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:42:54 PM

"BUT all people who are legal citizens of the United States, are of the correct age and have not lost their right to vote due to criminal conduct or certified mental defect should never have their right to vote infringed. EVER!!!!!"

Well said and a very simple concept. Why is that SO difficult for some here to understand?
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:41:26 PM

"but you also have the responsibility to pay for what you vote for."-fly

"I don't remember seeing that in the constitution."-Paxman

BINGO Paxman.

[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 1/28/2013 9:41:46 PM EST]
jayrad1957
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:39:42 PM

"You have the right to vote maybe"

Maybe? Maybe there is the right to bear arms? Maybe there is the freedom of speech, assembly, press, to chose our own religion?

Maybe this is a silly topic talking about restricting voting rights for those on public assistance.



[Edited by: jayrad1957 at 1/28/2013 9:44:08 PM EST]
PappaVanTwee
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:23:14 PM

>>>
but you also have the responsibility to pay for what you vote for.
<<<

I don't remember seeing that in the constitution.
flyboyUT
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 9:19:02 PM

SGM how does the concept of right beng balanced by responsibilities go with the concept of if you dont pay to run the govt you shouldnt have a say in how its run.

You have the right to vote maybe - but you also have the responsibility to pay for what you vote for.

We all have the rights as citizens here - but citizens also have responsibilities and duties that are equal to the rights they have.

What is your take on that idea?

johnnyg1200
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:52:59 PM

I’m against convicted felons voting, I am against people voting twice, I am against illegal aliens voting and I am against people voting outside their place of residence. The dead and dogs also should never vote either. I am also in favor of voter I.D.

BUT all people who are legal citizens of the United States, are of the correct age and have not lost their right to vote due to criminal conduct or certified mental defect should never have their right to vote infringed. EVER!!!!!
worryfree
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:48:02 PM

already done. those would all be illegal votes. How about we ban gays, Latinos, women and blacks from voting-maybe then the Repubs can elect a President...
jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:39:49 PM

how about restricting the right to vote to - legal registered voters and not to aliens, dead people, dogs/horses and other such beings . . .
sgm4law
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2013 8:28:22 PM

Sure. Nobody can ever place any restrictions on the right to bear arms, heaven forbid, but oh, yeah, screw the constitution when it comes to letting "those people" --whoever you think the poor are-- vote.
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