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Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote?
    #1518325 - 05/03/03 11:05 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

This should provoke some interesting dialogue.  :grin:

Should there be any restrictions on who gets to vote?

There are now.  Should we eliminate them?


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518336 - 05/03/03 11:17 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

you have to be 6 feet tall to vote


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518344 - 05/03/03 11:25 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

They should start a thing where drug users can't vote. Oh wait, they already do that. Damn fascists!


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518531 - 05/04/03 12:58 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i thought mentally ill people already did vote. unless you mean people who are clinicaly mentally ill, and not the comon dumbass. Yes everyone should vote, coplete acurate depiction of the american people, not just the ones who are considered "sane" and "white" and "rich" and "male" and "6 feet tall" and all that other stuff.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518580 - 05/04/03 01:26 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Let's see, to vote for a man that you never met, whom you know only through well orchestrated public appearances on TV, to give him the power to start a nuclear war, to send your children off to die in some far away land, to wage war against people who have never transgressed against you (because their local politician might be an asshole), a man whom you have never had a conversation with, you do not personally know his family or any of his friends, for all you know he may be an actor playing a part...

Is this sane? I'm inclined to think that voting itself is sometimes an act of madness.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518589 - 05/04/03 01:29 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

How on earth are the mentally ill supposed to find time to vote when they're all in public office?
:confused: 


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518593 - 05/04/03 01:31 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Felons should be allowed to vote. The government should not have the power to take away someone's right to vote.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #1518596 - 05/04/03 01:36 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i agree.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1518825 - 05/04/03 03:48 AM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Everyone who is a citizen should get a vote.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1519268 - 05/04/03 01:15 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

Mentally ill? So if a person has depression or an anxiety problem they have a mental illness, or maybe you are talking about SEVERE mental illness? People cant help mental illness and you know that, as you frequent the Support Group Central. Of course they should be allowed to vote! Its like saying, should people with cancer (or someone with another diesease afflicted upon them) be allowed to vote? same thing with mental illnessess and disorders.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: ]
    #1520176 - 05/04/03 08:59 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

In a Democracy, everyone should be allowed to vote, no matter what their circumstances. Democracy should reflect the will of the people, no matter how stupid those people are.


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Re: Should the mentally ill be allowed to vote? [Re: silversoul7]
    #1520264 - 05/04/03 09:34 PM (13 years, 7 months ago)

i don't think that children should be allowed to vote.


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