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Should ya have to show ID when you vote?

Yes
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Kinda
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IDK
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Not Really
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No
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Symmetry on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:43 pm

thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


While I'm fascinated by the internecine politics of the already vague libertarians, perhaps your criticisms should be directed more toward Scotty and his libertarian party stuff- Ron Paul and the Tea Party. You seem a little bit on the fringe of mainstream US libertarianism.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:48 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


I can deal with that. I don't care what anybody tries to call me or what they think I am. Perhaps it is time to accept that I actually am an overall Independent, and you will always have a hard time trying to pin whichever label is convenient at the time to label me with and then use to bash me with.


Symm, the results are in. The things you bring up now have already been brought up many times many different ways. The only thing left now is....

SCOREBOARD!
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Symmetry on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:52 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


I can deal with that. I don't care what anybody tries to call me or what they think I am. Perhaps it is time to accept that I actually am an overall Independent, and you will always have a hard time trying to pin whichever label is convenient at the time to label me with and then use to bash me with.


Symm, the results are in. The things you bring up now have already been brought up many times many different ways. The only thing left now is....

SCOREBOARD!


Well, you certainly seem to agree with you.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:55 pm

Symmetry wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


I can deal with that. I don't care what anybody tries to call me or what they think I am. Perhaps it is time to accept that I actually am an overall Independent, and you will always have a hard time trying to pin whichever label is convenient at the time to label me with and then use to bash me with.


Symm, the results are in. The things you bring up now have already been brought up many times many different ways. The only thing left now is....

SCOREBOARD!


Well, the overwhelming majority certainly seem to agree with you.


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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Phatscotty on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:03 pm

thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


but it's common sense that voter ID will crack down on voter fraud
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:33 pm

Symmetry wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
jimboston wrote:I thought we already all agreed that Voter ID was a good idea?


I certainly didn't, and several courts have struck down voter ID laws recently, or postponed their decisions till after the presidential elections. I'm not sure it's as unanimous as you think it is.

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/10/29/121029fa_fact_mayer

Is an interesting read if you're interested in the other side of the debate.


Luckily, Symmetry does not have any skin in this game....IE no reason to have an opinion

I bet all the no votes are 90% foreign


You are incorrect, while this has become a US politics dominated thread, the issues involved have long been at play in the UK. British people rioted during the Thatcher years at such an imposition of an effective poll tax- paying for your right to vote.

On the conservative side, and why I find your faux-libertarianism so at odds with your position in this thread, many conservatives oppose the idea of the government collecting so much data on a free citizen for a national ID card needed to exercise the right to vote.


but how do people tell who is a citizen when rights reserved only for citizens, such as voting, are being exercized?


I would ask a counter question- do you believe that bigger government oversight over citizens is the answer?


Phatscotty believes that Big Government is the answer, as long as it's HIS Big Government.

Phatscotty wrote:government size is not the issue. voting accuracy is.


See what I mean?
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby thegreekdog on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:34 pm

Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


While I'm fascinated by the internecine politics of the already vague libertarians, perhaps your criticisms should be directed more toward Scotty and his libertarian party stuff- Ron Paul and the Tea Party. You seem a little bit on the fringe of mainstream US libertarianism.


Hey, it's not my fault the Tea Party (and Phatscotty) self-identify as libertarians when they are clearly not. And I criticize Phatscotty plenty... even in this thread (!).

It's also not my fault you don't understand libertarianism or the Libertarian Party (of which Ron Paul is not a candidate and of which the Tea Party is not an organization).

Here is a relevant example:

York County Libertarian Party Chairman Dave Moser said in an email:

“Pennsylvania’s new voter I.D. law is redundant, unconstitutional, and a repugnant example of the political wrangling that we all have come to expect from status quo parties and politicians. The purpose of registering to vote is to fully qualify an individual to cast a ballot. That is the vetting process. To impose other forms of identification that an individual might not have other need for is cumbersome and when these other forms come with a price tag from the state they become a defacto poll tax. We here in These United States of America need to further enfranchise the population in the electorial process. Not enough people care to vest themselves in their own governance via the ballot now yet this law just created greater hurdles for those that have taken reasonable steps already to participate. I have seen various reports indicating anywhere from 9-11% of those currently registered to vote in the commonwealth do not have the necessary identification under this new law to vote this November.”
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http://www.yorkblog.com/ydrpolitics/category/voter-id/

* If you read further, the local Tea Party organization leader also repudiates the voter registration law.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:37 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:government size is not the issue. voting accuracy is. I reject flat out your attempts to try to make this an issue about the size of government. Gov't will do their primary functions, and yes that costs money. You can't paint me into an Anarchist who wants no gov't

If you really cared about government size, you would be harping about the programs that cost hundreds of billions, not millions, with projections for future savings.


I care about a program that involves the government registering every citizen with a government issue ID in order to vote. It's obviously the point where your libertarianism breaks down in favour of partisan politics, and where my liberalism merges into libertarianism when it's not corrupted by silly right wing political hackery.

Would you support government registration of your fingerprints and iris scans as part of the ID card you want?


then you have a problem with the concept of voter registration, not voter ID, and certainly not with me or the people of Minnesota


The people of Minnesota already HAVE a perfectly legitimate and workable method of ballot access. This isn't about voter ID, it's about removing those undesireable poor people from the rolls.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


I can deal with that. I don't care what anybody tries to call me or what they think I am. Perhaps it is time to accept that I actually am an overall Independent, and you will always have a hard time trying to pin whichever label is convenient at the time to label me with and then use to bash me with.


You're about as "independent" as a Soviet satellite state during the reign of the USSR.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:38 pm

Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:
Symmetry wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


Aye, at least there's one libertarian still hanging on to to the idea that more government oversight on voting rights is a bad solution to a non-existent problem.


I think you should look at it a different way - Phatscotty isn't actually a libertarian. If he's how you would define a libertarian, you'd also be incorrect.


While I'm fascinated by the internecine politics of the already vague libertarians, perhaps your criticisms should be directed more toward Scotty and his libertarian party stuff- Ron Paul and the Tea Party. You seem a little bit on the fringe of mainstream US libertarianism.


No, he really isn't. thegreekdog is very much in line with Libertarians on most issues. Phatscotty is not. Libertarianism isn't really all that vague.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:39 pm

Phatscotty wrote:
thegreekdog wrote:Just checking in. Appears there is still no evidence that a lack of voter identification laws leads to voter fraud. Talk to you guys in a couple of pages.


but it's common sense that voter ID will crack down on voter fraud


Then, by following that precise logic, we need to be creating ALL KINDS of corporate laws so we can crack down on all this corporate corruption going on. That's what you want, right? That's just...common sense, after all!
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Phatscotty on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:18 pm

common sense and logic.....an overwhelming majority of us agree we do!



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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Symmetry on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:21 pm

Phatscotty wrote:common sense and logic.....an overwhelming majority of us agree we do!



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The tyranny of the majority in suppressing minority voting rights is nothing to be crowing about.
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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Woodruff on Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:32 pm

Symmetry wrote:
Phatscotty wrote:common sense and logic.....an overwhelming majority of us agree we do!



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The tyranny of the majority in suppressing minority voting rights is nothing to be crowing about.


SOCIALISM!!!!

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Re: Showing ID to Vote

Postby Phatscotty on Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:37 am

sounds like an argument against "voting" in general. Everytime someone wins, it's "tyranny of the majority!"

hella weak t-moves

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