Should Voting be mandatory?

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  1. shintao
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    I think everyone has a civic duty to vote, and that government should see that they do vote or face a $500. fine and possible job loss by forced government firing. My reasoning is, if these people want to use America, they should give something back and take care and have concern about their own government.

    Voting age population (Census Bureau Population Survey for Nov. 2000): 205,815,000
    Percentage of voting age population casting a vote for president: 51.3%

    Read more: Presidential Election of 2000, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary — Infoplease.com Presidential Election of 2000, Electoral and Popular Vote Summary — Infoplease.com
     
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    We need more informed voters not less.
     
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    If you really want to make a difference fine anyone who votes for a democ®at.
     
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    Absolutely not.
     
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    I'd rather have 2 years of mandatory civics/pol-sci in high school.

    People need to really understand what they're voting for, not base it on soundbytes.
     
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    Terrible idea.

    And wholly unAmerican.
     
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    yup
     
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    fuck that. if you don't care to vote i don't care to have your opinion count for anything.
     

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