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07 September 2004 @ 11:27 pm
For those of you who are American citizens of age 18 or above, who among you is not voting, and why?

I'm not here to make fun of you, this is a real question. There might be some factors I have not considered. I still might challenge your actions anyway.
haley: cereal kinghome_grownhalo on September 7th, 2004 11:51 pm (UTC)
i've heard that not registering gets you out of jury duty.
Andy: HARDCORE FUCKERS!ddrmallrat on September 8th, 2004 12:05 am (UTC)
Thats true,but "you should be so privilaged to serve your country and perform your civic duty as a juror". Just remember,if they ask,you hate niggers and jews,you hate abortion,and you love NASCAR.
Rhaikhrhaikh on September 8th, 2004 12:11 am (UTC)
They use both voter registration and DMV records.

In fact, sometimes they conflict (like I have DMV records in Torrance, CA but I'm registered in Santa Cruz, CA) and you can get called in more often than you should be.

Anyway, Jury Duty isn't that bad.
brandon johnsonpiratezim on September 8th, 2004 07:08 am (UTC)
i've always felt that serving on a jury would be fun, because you get to decide some punk bitch's fate.
Josephloccster on September 10th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
You = dumbass
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on September 11th, 2004 12:28 am (UTC)
I like how you never really show any signs of intelligence either; only the "HA HA UR DUM" bit.
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Andy: HARDCORE FUCKERS!ddrmallrat on September 8th, 2004 12:07 am (UTC)
Vote Green then!Or independant!
Or write in something stupid like....Naoki for prez. Even if your vote doesn't count,you being a voter will.
Rhaikhrhaikh on September 8th, 2004 12:12 am (UTC)
highly agreed.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on September 8th, 2004 12:14 am (UTC)
Education is a quite important platform on which you should educate yourself, mostly because it involves the amount of money you pay. Since 2001, my school's tuition has raised 60% and many programs and services have been discontinued. This is directly related to the budget cuts my state and the nation has had to make to fund our military, and tax cuts.

Perhaps your parents are helping pay for college, so you could argue that it's their deal, but when it comes to money, this sort of stuff affects college students a whole lot.
Simeon: Infrastructagtmadcat on September 8th, 2004 02:51 am (UTC)
My fees have gone up 145% since then. A unit at COM used to be $11. Now it's $27. >_<

Plus, don't forget that Bush is leading us into some very, very treacherous waters when it comes to international affairs... I'm not saying the world is going to end, or anything, but I'd rather not have a president hell-bent on starting the mother of all wars. Plus now Americans are hated the world over. I mean, it's not safe to travel ANYWHERE any more.
Meredith Grangranulac on September 8th, 2004 04:23 am (UTC)
And, frankly, neither of them will make that huge of a difference to me in my next four college years.

Do you know that for sure? Maybe you should learn a little more about the candidates. =)
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Meredith Grangranulac on September 8th, 2004 12:31 pm (UTC)
So your parents pay the taxes and tuition. Their expenses don't affect you at all? Generally I figure when my parents are taking care of something for me, I should feel some responsibility, if not offer some measure of involvement.
Asyasimplycynical on September 8th, 2004 08:05 pm (UTC)
And also there's a sertain draft bill on the way (or in Congress? I'm not very researched) that includes college students, male and female. So that should effect you. I mean I have know idea whether Kerry supports that, but I'm pretty sure G.W.B does.
- sketchee on September 8th, 2004 08:09 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Same story, different iteration.soygirl on September 8th, 2004 09:07 pm (UTC)
At your age, the draft will affect you if it is instated (and if Bush stays in, it may well be). They aren't doing any of that "If you're in college, you don't have to fight" crap anymore.
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Josephloccster on September 10th, 2004 07:33 pm (UTC)
You sound like a really interesting person
paolo.radpaolo on September 8th, 2004 09:32 am (UTC)
if you're going to register to vote, register to vote at youth sounds

we get $2.50 everytime someone registers with us. so there.

cheap plug cheap plug
INSERT INFORMATION HEREparadoxx181 on September 8th, 2004 11:33 am (UTC)
Some people feel that voting is demeaning because to them it basically comes down to you deciding who your opressor will be. One is just as bad as the other. (reminds me of that simpsons halloween episode where Kang and Kodos run for president XD)

i personally dont feel that way, but i thought i'd throw that in there because i do see where they are coming from.
Jeffrey Carl Fadenjeffreyatw on September 8th, 2004 01:04 pm (UTC)
I agree with these people that the two-party system is corrupt and doesn't present good choices, but then again - there are primaries for political parties and a multitude of independent candidates.

Whoever these people are that don't vote due to this, I hope they don't spend their time complaining about it - there's a whole lot that one can do.


I'd want to do away with not only the two major parties, but political parties in general. Of course, it would be much more difficult for the average person to make a decision, but that's usually a good thing - you know, getting people to look before they leap. Not to mention the funding that goes behind each party - like, whoever wins Democratic primaries gets a whole lot of money to spend. That is to say, if there were no such things as political parties, the ones with the most money would likely win due to the lack of centralized backing on poorer people with their own sets of issues.

So seeing as we're capitalist, it seems like political parties are here to stay.
- sketchee on September 8th, 2004 08:12 pm (UTC) (Expand)
obs, xith, and all that jazzzooooop on September 9th, 2004 10:30 pm (UTC)
Nothing's keeping me away from voting. I care way too much not to. I'm Xith, by the way. Yo.
Jeffrey Carl Faden: El Mariacho (from girly): painful heartjeffreyatw on September 10th, 2004 12:19 am (UTC)