Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:46:47 PM
my brother once wrote a mock essay for some class supporting the need for a mandatory test to obtain a license to vote, much like requiring a test to obtain a license to drive. Basically stating that informed voting is more valuable...it was a pretty interesting viewpoint
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 1:05:55 PM
@LillianDulci: I can see that viewpoint.
LillianDulci-"Consider that American citizen over the age of 18 should be able to vote"
Nope, I dissagree. There are reasons why one can lose this privilege. And rightfully so.
LillianDulci-"trying to prevent people from voting for not having an photo ID"
I actually agree with the idea of a photo ID. You need a photo ID for many things. In some states you even need a photo ID to buy Drano. Obtaining a photo ID is no hardship. If you don't drive, an alternative Photo ID is available in all states. The ONLY reason to be against Voter ID is to allow voter fraud.
My favorite news bit as to why ID cards for voting is `racist` was the reporter stating, "Many Americans don`t have photo ID becuase they like to work and get paid under-the-table to avoid taxes." Sorry, avoiding taxes means you don`t deserve a vote.
Wednesday, January 11, 2012 9:13:36 AM
"If you're not interested enough to do your own research and find out how the system works, you probably don`t need to be voting (of course, if people did that, we`d have a different president right now)."
Sure, people who have taken a government class (it`s a requirement for all high school kids, right? it is in my state anyway) should already know this. But consider that America isn`t the only place in the world (citizens of other countries may be interested in how we vote). Consider that every American citizen over the age of 18 should be able to vote (there is legislation that makes it not true in all cases, even new legislation that`s trying to prevent people from voting for not having an photo ID and such...) no matter how educated they are. Consider that this video itself is a way of "doing your own research". It`s not much different to find this video on youtube compared to finding a website that says the same thing. It`s just a different format to