A discussion of politics, society, and laws of the land, from an LDS or Mormon perspective.
No. It's bad enough that there are lots of uneducated people who do vote. Adding more to the mix would only make things worse.
I agree with Javelin on this one. I know it is not politically correct to take this stance, but if people dont want to study issues out, why would I want their uninformed vote to cancel mine out? Regardless of whether one comes to a smilar or opposite conclusion on an issue or candidate than I do, I can respect a decision made after studying it out. This is why it annoys me to se so many undecideds right up the last minute. These folks make decisions upon who speaks the best or who dresses the best or dumb crap like that.So no, voting should not be mandatory. It is is you want your griping to carry ANY merit later however.
I've thought about this idea, and the idea of providing some kind of tax write-off for people that vote, but no more. It's solving the wrong problem. People don't vote because they don't see the point. They don't believe their vote will matter or that either party has their best interests at heart and, except for local races, they are usually right. Let's fix the system and those who care and who are reasonably informed will get off their couches and vote.
I am curious as to why it seems okay to not make it a law to vote, to give people the choice in their voice, but it is not okay to give people a choice in their health care?
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