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Matt Davies

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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    I guess so. Just look at the community organizer that got into the White House. Twice.
    After that disaster, maybe it should be a little tougher to vote. Maybe folks should have at least a GED?

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    If racial discord did not exist, we would have to invent it to maintain the accustomed level of unhappiness used to drive the political discussion and remove attention from actual events by providing bread and circuses on which to focus.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    At least one comment allowed by the New York Times pointed out that the Voting Rights Act says, “Southern states bad. ’Yankee states good.” (I abbreviate the full word for ‘Yankee, given the policy here.) And that wasn’t fair, just because the ‘Yankees had most of the votes when the act was passed.


    (Of course, we’re not getting a fair replacement for the Voting Rights Act any time soon.)

  4. ODon

    ODon said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    Not true, this liberal as you should know by reading my posts, abhors gerrymanering and has repeatedly called it un American.

  5. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    What about one vote per degree? If you have high school, one vote, a BA, you get two, an MA three, and a PhD four. (I’m being generous to the conservatives by giving high school grads a vote.)

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 1 year ago

    A lot of the rhetoric I’ve been reading here could be made moot if Congress follows the recommendation of the Court and simply passes an updated law.

  7. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Gore Bane

    No, Davies is deadly accurate, as Texas has already proved. Too bad you don’t keep up on the news.

  8. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @BrassOrchid

    Well said!

    I don’t know if you are new or if this is just the first time we have coincided, but I’ve been saying something like this for some time now, and our numbers seem to be growing!

    I may be slipping into optimism! Thank you!

  9. Hawthorne

    Hawthorne said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    I hope you are joking.

    Seriously, look at the eduational makeup of our government and tell me you think that higher education is some sort of indication of thinking ability or common sense.

    At least as things stand. If we could establish a functional education system, we might gain something from a scheme like that – after twenty or thirty years.

    Given the literacy levels on the streets, it will take that long to just to achieve a literate population.

  10. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C's Release said, over 1 year ago

    @SkepticCal

    “America is a better place when public schools openly operate Democrat voter re-education camps.”


    Its comments like these that explain why the rest of the world is ahead in education. Most countries require English as a second language. Am’rka? Not so much.

  11. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @lonecat

    Back in high-school ‘85, I was in an English class and I remember the debate: should blacks get the vote.
    I do recall about half the class thought they should (which wasn’t bad going for the time but then, half thought they shouldn’t) but only if they were “educated”. I recall feeling embarrassed by the debate because we had an American high-school exchange student from Spooner, Wisconsin in class at the time. She was silent throughout. I don’t remember her being shocked or outraged or surprised, just completely silent. Maybe stunned?

  12. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, over 1 year ago

    As I posted yesterday, picture IDs, the difficulty in getting picture IDs, and the cost are what I think are the main problem.
    Other restrictions like shortened voting hours and too few polling places are a concern, but less so.
    (One niece couldn’t vote last November because she moved and didn’t have the proper ID, but she would have voted for Romney, HA!)

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    We’ve had picture ID to vote in Florida for DECADES. Homeless have picture IDS. So stop claiming they’re a burden It’s a LIE.

  14. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Hawthorne

    Easy to find the flaw in any weighted vote strategy. Just consider this. You will not have any say over who gets to vote more or less, and I will. My grand design over who has the higher wisdom and ability to choose is all that you need to observe. If you cannot stand that I might have that power, then you cannot stand that anybody should have that power, especially since you never know when somebody like me will slip past the religious and ideological filters and attain some measure of power. One man per vote and a limited government, or it is all for naught. May as well give guns to monkeys and put on a blindfold.

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    @Hawthorne

    Yes, I was joking. I was taking Conservgov’s post and extending the logic. Speaking seriously, I’m a radical democrat, that is, I believe that individuals should be in the greatest possible control of their own circumstances, and that includes (but is not limited to) the political decisions that might affect them. Now how to work that out isn’t easy or obvious, but I try to start from there.

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