Voting should it be compulsory 26 replies

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Nemmerle Advanced Member

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#1 16 years ago

^Discuss and maybe vote for you're choice in the poll ;)

I think it should, some people have no sense of public duty and simply cant be bothered to vote, this is an awful state of affairs, I cant vote yet and I feel like someone's stolen one of my arms, I must admit it ticks me off to see them throwing away a right I would give my eye-teeth for, it is the most important thing you can do in you're life, it's time they were made to take an interest in the running of the country and show a little more responsibility.

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#2 16 years ago

People have the right to abstain if they so desire. That's why it's a democracy, you even have the choice not to choose.

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#3 16 years ago

I voted "Yes, it's thier duty", I think everybody should vote but I don't think you can force people to vote.

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#4 16 years ago

If I don't think anyone is going to improve my counrty, why should I vote for them? I think voting shouldn't be compulsory simply because i'd rather not pick a name out of a hat and vote on it :uhm:



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#5 16 years ago

I said 'yes, because I would like them to take more of an interest in politics'. Unfortunately in many countries, voter turn-out can be very, very low, and this can change an election. In many places, low voter turnout will dismiss an election.

Dreadnought[DK] Advanced Member

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#6 16 years ago

People have the right to choose not to utilise their democratioc rights.... However, I believe that people have moral obligation of taking an interest in political affairs when given the chance (an election for instance).


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#7 16 years ago

If something as serious as the presidential election, they should vote. George Bush would have won the popular vote, but a lot of republicans don't want to vote for whatever reason. Most of them are just too lazy to stand in a short line for about ten minutes to make a vote that can affect our country for the next four-eight years. Edit-I am not saying we should force them to vote. If they want to be lazy, let them. I voted Yes though because I think people have an obligation to vote.

Admiral Donutz Advanced Member

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#8 16 years ago

IMO people should vote, not voting is throwing away a precious right/ability. But i also think that you can't force people to vote. So i voted for "No I think it is undemocratic".

Ensign Riles Advanced Member

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#9 16 years ago

I would vote no because I don't want some ignorant idiot to be forced to randomly pick the LEADER of the country. If they are not self motivated and want to participate in their national community, well, that is all of our problems, but there really is nothing you can do about it besides having them taken out and shot and possibly improving the gene pool.

Voluntary ignorance is the worst state a human can achieve, it should be allowed to kill them. :uhm:


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#10 16 years ago

All the time you hear ''Labour are *@!%, money grabbing blah blah'' Thing is you actually ask them who they will vote for next election and they say, ''no one. There all as bad'' I get that alot in my line of work.