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Obama floats making voting mandatory, calling it 'potentially transformative'
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Great, more low to no information voters. das
Quote:Obama floats making voting mandatory, calling it 'potentially transformative'
Published March 19, 2015
Associated Press

March 18, 2015: President Barack Obama greets people after speaking at The City Club of Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak)

WASHINGTON – They say the only two things that are certain in life are death and taxes. President Barack Obama wants to add one more: voting.

Obama floated the idea of mandatory voting in the U.S. while speaking to a civic group in Cleveland on Wednesday. Asked about the influence of money in U.S. elections, Obama digressed into the topic of voting rights and said the U.S. should be making it easier for people to vote.

Just ask Australia, where citizens have no choice but to vote, the president said.
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2015/03/...formative/
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I was thinking more along the lines of you only get to vote if you pay taxes.
Then get everyone to pay taxes.
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You'd have the freedom to vote, but not the freedom not to. Interesting. If something is required to do, is it still a freedom?
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If implemented, I don't think this will pan out like he thinks it will.
Vampire pig man since September 2012
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So much for freedom of choice. Angry
There should be at least a competency based requirement before you're allowed in the voting booth.
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P89;163200 Wrote:So much for freedom of choice. Angry
There should be at least a competency based requirement before you're allowed in the voting booth.

Precedent has been set. Exercise your freedom to not have health insurance.

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It's just like anything else gov't does... give you choices of things you don't want, force you to pick one, then call it freedom.
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Coops;163196 Wrote:I was thinking more along the lines of you only get to vote if you pay taxes.
Then get everyone to pay taxes.


I agree with this for sure.

Now THAT would be real hope n change in the voting booth. It would be interesting to see how taxpayers change the voting dynamic as opposed to bussing in the homeless....
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The truth that Obama is a communist at heart is his belief about his right to force the citizenry to do as he wills, regardless of whether or not it is actually something the people want or need... and totally uncaring of whether that thing is good or bad for the people.
tolerance for failure meter... LOW
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Camper;163198 Wrote:If implemented, I don't think this will pan out like he thinks it will.

I was thinking the same thing. If the country goes 20% liberal, 30% conservative and the rest center right but apathetic, socialists like Obama would never get elected.
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