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Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on December 04, 2010, 10:04:
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on December 04, 2010, 11:12:
You gotta admit, Feudal society lasted longer than this demon-cracy stuff!
-your humble vassal
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on December 04, 2010, 12:21:
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on December 04, 2010, 14:21:
I own land in the USA, does that mean I'll get a vote there?
Cool, that'll be another vote to add to the ones ACORN and the local mosque lined up for me.
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on December 04, 2010, 14:41:
If only property owners paid taxes, he might almost sort-of if-you-get-wasted-and-tilt-your-head-sideways have a point. But as it stands, everyone pays taxes regardless of whether or not they rent or own and therefore everyone is entitled to some say in how those taxes are spent.
In other words, he's a fscking reactionary. Either that or he's been drinking funny tea.
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on December 04, 2010, 14:44:
____ Last summer in the primaries one poll canvasser challenged registered voters based on if their names were on foreclosure lists. This is not in the Michigan election codified laws.
Posted by dragonman97 (Member # 780) on December 04, 2010, 15:41:
Wow...that'd be a surefire way to eliminate a lot of pesky blue votes in NY.
NYC has ~8.5 million residents†, and you can bet a good half of them are renters. The same is surely true in most highly populated coastal areas.
Aside: By Xanthine's remarks on taxation, if taken to an unnatural extreme, sales tax paying illegal immigrants ought to be able to vote.
But seriously, have these numbskulls not heard of 'taxation without representation?' It was only one of the cornerstones of the ahem, Boston Tea Party.
† And yes, I know that there are surely a number of children/non-voters in that count, but that doesn't readily diminish the point.
Posted by Serenak (Member # 2950) on December 04, 2010, 16:47:
DMan you beat me to it...
"No Taxation without Representation" was (I was taught anyway) the main gripe that led to the people of the American Colonies revolting and fighting a war against the British Crown in order to have the right to determine their own destiny!!!
Of course some asshats never learn anything from history!
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