Who should have the right to vote?
I like the idea of sending a ballot to everyone who files an income tax form. This would establish residency and a person willing to comply with the tax laws. If you want to pay taxes twice, you may vote twice. The ballots could be virtually fraud proof. A passcode sent with a filer's tax return or acknowledgment could verify the ballot.
Asked By: kumron - 10/18/2010
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This is presented here as a new idea. Well, in the bad old days of the Protestant Ascendancy, Protestant people tended to be better-off that Catholic, or Nationalist Irish people anyway. This gave them a bigger voice in the running of Northern Ireland in all sorts of ways, such as the allocation of jobs in shipyards or... More
Answered By: guysors - 10/18/2010
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So, you think people who don't earn enough money to pay tax, still live off their parents, or who are otherwise tax-exempt, lose their right to vote? And people who can afford it get to vote more than once? I don't think so.
Answered By: Bob B - 10/18/2010
People with citizenship and a high level of IQ, people should also understand how politics work and know why they want to vote for a certain political party. Basically dumb people shouldn't vote.
Answered By: Sam Moini - 10/18/2010
As stated by law, only american citizens. aside from that, people who are not receiving welfare checks.
Answered By: black leopard - 10/18/2010
The person that said dumb people shouldn't vote that person shouldn't vote because that's a dumb thing to say anybody over 12years old should be able to vote there only one thing wrong with that is they may vote republican because young people love CLOWNS
Answered By: dwain94 - 10/18/2010
I would like to se the voting age changed to 25 and not after 65, the first time i voted i was 21 in the military and still not mature
Answered By: honeybeejim - 10/18/2010
So this means if someone does not work, they cannot vote? No, I do not think so. Each person that has registered to vote votes. This has worked for how many years? It stands to say it will still continue to work... More
Answered By: illegitimacy - 10/18/2010
So if you have money this can buy you greater rights in your ideal society, clearly your society would not be built on democracy. So if mr X pays enough money to purchase the right of two or several votes then he has greater rights than Mr Y who's only failure in your eyes is that he is penalised for having little... More
Answered By: torase - 10/18/2010
Actually, even people who earn under the minimum actually DO file income tax returns. That is how they get their withholdings returned to them in the form of a tax rebate. I have no problem at all with linking voting to tax filings.
Answered By: gregghalecki - 10/18/2010
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