Prickly City by Scott Stantis

Prickly City

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  1. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    Because it has been shown over and over and over again that you can motivate more people to vote against someone (or thing) than you can get them to vote for. Also it is a proven behavioral response that if you disgust voters enough, they won’t go out to vote at all.

    So our system these days is all about suppression and discouragement. We need serious reform where voting is mandatory and paid holidays are declared for voting. And that would be just the start of reforms needed.

  2. Dave Richard

    Dave Richard said, 7 months ago

    Good idea, Darsan. That idea sure worked well in the old Soviet Union. How about this: maybe the lazy and entrenched people who don’t bother to look at the candidates’ records, and the ones stupid and gullible enough to be swayed by the negative ads should just stay home. Low voter turnout is not always a bad thing. In fact, maybe you should just stay home yourself.

  3. DOSQueen

    DOSQueen GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Darsan54

    Nailed it, Darsan. Well said.

  4. fbjsr

    fbjsr said, 7 months ago

    @Darsan54

    Mandatory voting? When you tell them they have to vote it becomes easy to tell them who to vote for as well. But as a liberal you would probably be fine with that as well. Paid Holiday? Yes another fine liberal tradition spend someone else’s money. You want more people to vote? Make it mean something. People are tired of voting and when the democrats loose they take it to some liberal judge who declares it unconstitutional. But the same judge and liberals wont do anything about obama illegally changing and delaying obamacare. The president has no authority to delay or change laws, it does not fall under his authority. Why are you not complaining about that?

  5. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @Dave Richard

    Works in Australia. And people tend to make decisions based on emotional reactions waaaaay more often than any rational response. This is a researched neuroscience fact. But realizing you still need to get your elementary school GED, I tried to keep the language simple, like you.

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @fbjsr

    No, no, no you people are deliberately misunderstanding. Since everyone has a stake, so everyone should have a voice. We should be working to expand the voting base and if we have “force” people into doing civic duty, well that’s how you develop habits. (What would life be like if you let your kids decide whether or not they should dress themselves?- PS trolls, just an illustration.) We should make the time available to people to vote and not be penalized economically for doing their duty. Voting should also be run by an independent public agency and for a limited time to limit the time for negative advertising. We should also be providing free media time with candidates presenting before independent journalists. Also I would really like to see a debate where a proposition is presented and debaters had to take pro/con positions and defend it in limited time periods. Like in high school and college contests. Today we are working way to hard to limit and suppress the vote and I think this is WRONG !!!

  7. Bob

    Bob GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    With early voting and voting by mail there are plenty of opportunities for people to vote if the wish to.

  8. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    Our system made impossible to do so. Take the outside money out. Only the freedom for all to run and not based on how much money they raise or are given, just what they have to offer.

  9. Blackwolff9

    Blackwolff9 GoComics PRO Member said, 7 months ago

    @fbjsr

    I think you’ve griped about paid holidays before. Right up to the time you actually take one.

  10. exoticdoc2

    exoticdoc2 said, 7 months ago

    It should be a combination of both. But that does not mean picking on petty negatives. Run on your merit, yes, but if there is truly something bad in the other side’s past then the voters should definitely be aware, such as corruption, major criminal convictions, etc.

  11. Radical-Knight

    Radical-Knight said, 7 months ago

    There should be a default program that negates and invalidates all straight party voting because it’s apparent they’re too thick or simple-minded to comprehend individual candidate attributes; and probably haven’t bothered to compare them anyway.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 7 months ago

    @Radical-Knight

    We should also have a negative vote. Enough negative votes and even in a one person race they lose. Then we do it again only 6 weeks to politic. We’ll get better the more we do it and the more we see our votes really do count.

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