Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Zong » 25 May 2012, 19:50

The Slider wrote::lol:
An amusing conceit of a paradox, I'll admit.


Hey you could appoint yourself the Grand Decider. You'd probably enjoy that job.

Or maybe we should ditch democracy and settle governance by pulling a sword from a stone.
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Zong » 25 May 2012, 19:51

The Slider wrote:How about 'Me'?

I will happily abdicate responsibility to the Monkey though.


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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Zeke » 25 May 2012, 20:00

Prisoners are already denied the basic human right of coming and going as they please. Denying them the right to vote seems sort of trivial by comparison.

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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Loki » 25 May 2012, 22:36

The Prof wrote:
Loki wrote:voting doesn't make that mucxh difference to me since I'm so apolitical


Presumably you don't care wether women have the vote either

Worst thing men ever did - allowing us to vote!

Wait - they taught us how to read. Suckers.....
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Chuck [Bot] » 26 May 2012, 00:07

Loki wrote:
The Prof wrote:
Loki wrote:voting doesn't make that mucxh difference to me since I'm so apolitical


Presumably you don't care wether women have the vote either

Worst thing men ever did - allowing us to vote!

Wait - they taught us how to read. Suckers.....


We only did that so you knew how long to put the microwave dinners on for, goddammit. :x
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby The Slider » 26 May 2012, 00:28

What is the point of suffering a woman in your living space if she is going to cook your meals in a microwave?
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Loki » 26 May 2012, 00:44

Yeah.^^

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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Samoan » 26 May 2012, 00:55

WG Kaspar wrote:Voting is not a right, it is a responsibility.
So no prisoners should not be allowed to vote, but neither should be anyone who doesn't take an active interest in 'politics'.
So essentially The Slider was correct.

I think it's an obligation as well as a responsibility -

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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby 12stringbassist » 26 May 2012, 22:25

I think prisoners have relinquished their right to vote as a result of their crime.

Now we need to remove the right to vote from Tories.
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby the hanging monkey » 27 May 2012, 11:03

12stringbassist wrote:Now we need to remove the right to vote from Tories.


:lol: if only.
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Loki » 27 May 2012, 19:46

My first inclination is to heartily agree, but it's not something I'd remotely contemplated before - try to imagine a world without Conservatives. As with many things, I suppose there needs to be a counterpoint; a balance.....

If the world was full of nothing but Liberals, there would be.....liberalism run amok! Would that necessarily be a good thing? Perhaps we need Conservatives to temper that. Hmmmmmmm......
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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Zeke » 27 May 2012, 22:48

There is, I suppose, a place for conservatives. I just get tired of seeing the cartoon varieties paraded around in the media. I would hope your more sane conservative would too.

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Re: Should prisoners be allowed to vote while serving time?

Postby Loki » 28 May 2012, 04:30

Zeke wrote: I just get tired of seeing the cartoon varieties paraded around in the media. I would hope your more sane conservative would too.

I'm sure they do. They might think it, but they would never say it. Not in American politics, anyway. You never, ever hear one slagging off another. EVER. They'll even defend them if it's a more innocuous infraction, or if it's serious, won't say anything at all. It must be some kind of code they have.
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