CDZ We should charge 431.50 dollars in order to vote, people will then take it seriously...

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    People are always complaining that Americans don't understand what they are voting for and don't take voting seriously....so.....we should start charging 431.50 to vote in every election...that way only those people who are really serious about the fate of the country will actually vote...it will weed out the unserious, and the uninformed.....

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    Some still say only landowners should be allowed to vote.
    Seriously, US elections are rather a fair where people can sit on a track.
     
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    Why.....almost everyone complains that the electorate is uninformed and doesn't care enough about elections to get them right....by charging 431.50 for each individual to vote...we will only get people who actually care enough about the issues to vote...

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    Wrong

    Charging money will only create a system where people that can afford that $431.50 will be able to vote instead of people that need to make a decision on medicine, food, rent, etc. Basically by purposing such a poorly thought out solution you are showing you have no concern for the elderly or the poor.
     
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    That's a very specific amount. Can I assume there is some other subject where a person or persons had to pay $431.50 for something?
     
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    Sorry, I'm on a limited income.


    I'd only be able to voter 3-4 times at that amount
     
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    So.......isn't it more important to have people who actually care about the country enough to pay this fee vote? Rather than a bunch of people who just vote in ignorance of the issues?
     
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    You are correct...that is the minimum fee to get a permit to exercise another Right...the Right to own a gun......and many here think that this is an amount that is no big deal to pay for that Right....and that is the minimum...in truth, the amount is far higher...
     
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    Being able to afford to vote doesnt imply that you care about the country. i could afford that sum easily and I couldnt care less.

    There are people that are on fixed incomes that would gladly give their lives for this country. What about them?
     

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