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MadCast: Baal

Social Issue: Voting - Right or Responsibility?

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1 minute ago, MadCast: Baal said:

If the barrier to vote is too high, it falls on the people who are able to vote to change that.

If someone can't vote because the barrier is too high, how can they vote to change the barrier that is preventing them from voting? If someone gets to have a better vote outcome because they get to vote and others don't, why would they vote against their interests?

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2 minutes ago, MadCast: Baal said:

it falls on the people who are able to vote to change that.

Trusting that the majority of the population is reasonably fair-minded.

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Just now, MadCast: Baal said:

Trusting that the majority of the population is reasonably fair-minded.

If I recall correctly, a racist tangerine was elected. :snicker: I don't trust nor expect anyone to operate against their best interests, which is why I don't hold a corporation itself accountable for influencing the political discourse and legislative process, but instead those who allowed it that power. 

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I am 24 years old and have been active duty in the Air Force for 6 1/2 years. I have never once voted and here’s why. I refuse to vote for the lesser of two evils. No candidates I fully support have made it far enough for me to vote for. Example in the last presidential election I supported Dr. Ben Carson, has he made it all the way I would have voted and voted for him. Since he didn’t and I did not fully support either candidate I did not vote. I 100% believe voting or choosing not to vote is your individual right not a responsibility but I also agree with the philosophy of if you don’t vote you don’t get to bitch about the officials in office. 

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I can get behind that.

I do still feel that if writing in a candidate is an option, it should be exercised.

There are also a lot of elections for positions other than the presidency, so, somewhere there is a candidate that lines up with your ideals.

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