Friday, March 11, 2016

Everybody should have the right to vote


      Here in 'Merica voting is a controversial subject. In multiple ways. Either you love it, or you hate it. Some believe it's fixed. Like my 8th grade volleyball team. Totally should have made the team. This isn't middle school, this is a country. Your daddy can't threaten the country to get you presidency. Even if he can get you on the volleyball team in middle school using that method.

      I'm not interested in talking politics, especially with readers. Don't get me wrong, I'd love to hear your arguments! I just refuse to state who I personally voted for or even which party. 

      Everybody isn't given the right to vote. Obviously if you're incarcerated, but even some of the free. Somebody close to me brought me to vote preliminary. It was their first time voting so we thought. Instead they had to wait as I voted because they have a felony. That's bullshit. 

      What are your thoughts on felons and voting, should they have the right?

10 comments:

  1. I tend to agree with you Harlynn. It really isn't fair if a man has served his time that he still be punished by taking away his right to vote. I also despise our electoral college system. Why don't we all REALLY get a say in who we want for President? That deters so many from voting, too.

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    1. The criminally insane, child predators, and those incarcerated are fine in my book to lose their right. You know best as a military spouse!

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  2. These things vary a bit from state to state, but for the msot part, it seems like once you have finished with serving your time and completed everything, you should be able to vote again.

    Otherwise, it seems like the government should just jail its political enemies to make that those people never get to vote again.

    Seriously, what's the argument against that? That the ex-felons are going to get together and vote for bad stuff?

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    1. If you're sick minded, like the criminally insane and child predators, I feel that's the only exception of people to take away the right.

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  3. Yeah, what Nas said. Like if ex-cons can vote, suddenly a bill that legalizes heroin will sweep through the house.

    And don't tell me it's because they've made really poor choices. There are people with the IQ of a brick that married their cousin and dropped out of school in 3rd grade that can vote. That, to me, is much more horrifying than the thought of an ex-con placing a vote.

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    1. Couldn't have said it better myself.
      Junkies usually die before getting a felony anyway. Not the point, but true.

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  4. I think voting should be made easier. We should all be able to vote online if we want where the results are sent to the local county who then reports it with the paper and other in-person votes. It's sad that even on presidential years, we might get 60% of those eligible to vote to go out and vote.

    One of the reasons why I have no faith in state governments. Nobody cares to go out and vote, and it's just rich guys looking out for their businesses. In SC, a state rep or state senator only gets 10k a year plus expenses to getting to Columbia to vote. Nobody can live off of 10k and not every job is going to let you be that flexible unless you own it.

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    1. Sometimes you have to build your success from scratch. I agree on the rich voting to protect their company and money. That's why we should all have a say in what our country can do to make a better impact. On all of us.

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  5. I think voting should be like trust.... I will trust you until you give me a reason not to. Everyone should have the right to vote from birth (it is actually a human right to choose our leaders accoring to the UN), until you that right is taken away because of the crimes you've committed or whatever other decisions.
    Just like the people who decide to leave the country.... They chose to leave, and so lose that right.

    I have to say though, the voter turnout in the US compared to here is MUCH higher. We get maybe 40% of the population to go out and vote. Not sure if it's a good thing or not, but still.

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    1. I guess it depends on the political stance of the country. America pushes each other to vote. Trust is a huge factor, I guess as huge and sensitive a subject as religion collaborating with politics.

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