View Poll Results: How do you see voting

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  • Voting is a right

    9 52.94%
  • Voting is a privilege

    6 35.29%
  • Voting is a responsibility

    13 76.47%
  • Voting is Something else (explain in thread)

    3 17.65%
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    How Do You See Voting?

    I'm listening to a podcast, which is talking about perceptions of voting in the U.S. The speaker is talking about differences between how voting is perceived by political parties and position on the political spectrum (i.e., liberaraian/authoritarian, progressive/conservative). They are noting that some people see voting as a right, some as a privilege, and some as a responsibility.

    It made me curious to hear what people here think. I don't know how tod o a poll, so I thought I'd just start this thread for people to post their views and (hopefully) why they think that way. Note, it does not have to be either/or. It is possible some will see voting as some combination of the above, or even as something else.
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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    I have some thoughts on this but I'm mainly posting here to remind myself to come back to it this evening.
    Do not say, “Why were the old days better than these?”
    For it is not wise to ask such questions. - Ecclesiastes 7:10

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    I see it as all 3. It is a right, a privilege and a responsibility. Many people died so that I could vote. I take it seriously.

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    I added the poll to the thread. Let me know if you want to add or change anything.

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    I often hear it explained as a "civic duty". Maybe I'll go with that.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingsGambit View Post
    I have some thoughts on this but I'm mainly posting here to remind myself to come back to it this evening.
    Hey, KG -- don't forget to come back to this.

    1 Tim 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I added the poll to the thread. Let me know if you want to add or change anything.
    Should add "all of the above"?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Should add "all of the above"?
    It is multiple choice. they can check as many boxes as they want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I added the poll to the thread. Let me know if you want to add or change anything.
    Nice! Thanks!


    (P.S., maybe that poll should be called "How Do You See Voting?")
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Hey, KG -- don't forget to come back to this.
    Yeah - KG - please come back....
    The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy...returning violence for violence multiplies violence, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

    -Martin Luther King

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