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Votes for Lois and Eunice to be excommunicated to provide entertainment for the gossip crowd seems to be the norm throughout history. No less these days. The days get colder as the day gets closer. Randy Andy knowing nothing of any outcome to world events I suspect.
 

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Votes for Lois and Eunice to be excommunicated to provide entertainment for the gossip crowd seems to be the norm throughout history. No less these days. The days get colder as the day gets closer. Randy Andy knowing nothing of any outcome to world events I suspect.
It's Randy Rainbow

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I don't think voting even matters any more.
 

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I hope it does
 

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I hope it does
It does.

For USA people the largest group of reregistered "voters" are the 100 million who don't bother to vote. The Democrats manage 60+ million which is 3 million more than the 60ish million that Republicans manage. But 100 million is a whole lot more than either of those groups.
 

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Yeah, it is a shame because they could greatly influance policy and election outcomes
 

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Yeah, it is a shame because they could greatly influance policy and election outcomes
The solution is easy; make voting compulsory like Jury duty is.
 

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Dont think that is the way to go in a democracy
 

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1. I didn't vote for Trump and I generally am not supportive of him. But he wasn't on the ballot.


2. In "off" elections (when the president is not on the ballot), the House and Senate both tend to go to the opposition party. On average, that's 5 Senate seats and 28 House seats. There have been notable exceptions, but that's the average.


3. Many expected a huge "backlash" against the Republicans this year... the liberal press spoke of a "revolution" against Trump. That simply did not materialize - and that's the "take" from 2018. Don't expect any of the liberal press to state how wrong they were... how the "revolution" and "landslide" never materialized but that's the case. The Republicans actually GAINED seats in the Senate and lost 38 seats in the House. The Senate went opposite of the average and he House went slightly more than average. No revolution.... no protest.... no landslide...




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Dont think that is the way to go in a democracy
Quite a few democracies have compulsory voting.

Argentina 18 43,024,374
Australia 18 22,507,617
Belgium 18 10,449,361
Bolivia 18 10,631,486
Brazil 18 202,656,788
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 18 77,433,744
Costa Rica 18 4,755,234
Dominican Republic 18 10,349,741
Ecuador 18 15,654,411
Egypt 18 86,895,099
Greece 18 10,775,557
Honduras 18 8,598,561
Lebanon 21 5,882,562
Luxembourg 18 520,672
Mexico 18 120,286,655
Nauru 20 9,488
Panama 18 3,608,431
Paraguay 18 6,703,860
Peru 18 30,147,935
Singapore 21 5,567,301
Thailand 18 67,741,401
Uruguay 18 3,332,972
 

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Quite a few democracies have compulsory voting.

Argentina 18 43,024,374
Australia 18 22,507,617
Belgium 18 10,449,361
Bolivia 18 10,631,486
Brazil 18 202,656,788
Congo, Democratic Republic of the 18 77,433,744
Costa Rica 18 4,755,234
Dominican Republic 18 10,349,741
Ecuador 18 15,654,411
Egypt 18 86,895,099
Greece 18 10,775,557
Honduras 18 8,598,561
Lebanon 21 5,882,562
Luxembourg 18 520,672
Mexico 18 120,286,655
Nauru 20 9,488
Panama 18 3,608,431
Paraguay 18 6,703,860
Peru 18 30,147,935
Singapore 21 5,567,301
Thailand 18 67,741,401
Uruguay 18 3,332,972

Not an impressive list.....


People who don't care, don't know and thus vote ignorantly and because they will be punished if they don't, are not likely to be constructive. Democracy requires an engaged and informed electorate - not police forcing people. I believe the ABILITY to vote should be very broad but I reject police MANDATING it of people who don't care and don't know.

But I also hold to this: If one chose to not vote, they forfeit their "right" to complain.
 

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Not an impressive list.....


People who don't care, don't know and thus vote ignorantly and because they will be punished if they don't, are not likely to be constructive. Democracy requires an engaged and informed electorate - not police forcing people. I believe the ABILITY to vote should be very broad but I reject police MANDATING it of people who don't care and don't know.

But I also hold to this: If one chose to not vote, they forfeit their "right" to complain.
When choosing to follow a leader they also forfeit the right to criticize or boast in achievements but rather to assimilate into said leader. That’s why John the Baptist stated the increase must be in Christ. That only comes from a narrow way technically.
 

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When choosing to follow a leader they also forfeit the right to criticize or boast in achievements but rather to assimilate into said leader. That’s why John the Baptist stated the increase must be in Christ. That only comes from a narrow way technically.
Fact is the narrow way doesn’t have a round table of Randy Arthurs men. :)
 
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