Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

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Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#1 Post by Fluminator » Thu Dec 09, 2021 8:48 pm

We tried giving suffrage to all, and look at where the world is now. I think we need to filter out the voting pool before things continue to progress at this rate.

- Can't be older than 60. You're going to die soon, and we can't trust you with the future anymore
- Can't have more than 100 million dollars. You're a bad person if you have that much, so I don't trust you. (You're still going to bribe policy makers anyway so it's not like you'll be hard up)
- Can't be a male with testosterone levels higher than the human average
- Can't be someone who uses the word "female". I would never trust someone who uses that term to describe a female
- Anyone who hasn't read at least 100 pages of Roman Republic history

Any other ones I'm missing? Let's fix democracy
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#2 Post by Octavious » Thu Dec 09, 2021 11:17 pm

Simple solution. We keep the one man, one vote tradition... but extend the one vote across elections and television shows. You can use your vote for your favourite Eurovision song, or political party, or sports personality of the year, or X Factor contestant, but only ever one of those things. That way we can effectively remove the sort of unthinking numpty from the system and finally have a Eurovision Song Contest with a worthy winner!
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#3 Post by President Eden » Fri Dec 10, 2021 12:26 am

I think we need to repeal suffrage altogether. It’s absolutely barbaric that we continue to legislate state-mandated suffering. It’s, like, 2021 man.
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#4 Post by MajorMitchell » Fri Dec 10, 2021 1:44 am

"We tried giving suffrage to all, and look at where the world is now"

I wasn't aware that the entire adult population of the world had ALL been voting in relatively corruption free elections, this is encouraging news regarding those enfranchised(?) citizens of numerous totalitarian or corruptly dysfunctional nations, they have the Oppressors for whom they voted.

The breathtaking leap of causality, the current state of our world is entirely the result of democracies in action, no other influences, causes exist that have shaped our societies, nations and world. Zuckerberg won't like hearing that, or the Media Magnates, poor Rupert Murdoch, decades of wielding power for zero effect?

That causality link from Fluminator, from wildly inaccurate claim about universal suffrage existing to our current global circumstances, that intellectual concoction from Fluminator is outstanding on the imaginative input yet perhaps a deficiency in logic reveals Fluminator's purpose, it's a prankish fishing exercise.
Such a surprise? Not seen before from Fluminator?

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#5 Post by Fluminator » Fri Dec 10, 2021 6:55 pm

I was talking about America MajorMitchell. When I say "the world" I obviously mean America because the world is kind of irrelevant beyond the borders of the greatest nation on the earth.
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Re: Is it time to rethink Fluminator's right to vote?

#6 Post by Jamiet99uk » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:57 pm

Shouldn't this be in the "Politics" subforum?

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Re: Is it time to rethink Fluminator's right to vote?

#7 Post by Octavious » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:03 pm

Jamiet99uk wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:57 pm
Shouldn't this be in the "Politics" subforum?
If you think that it's a serious post, certainly. Do you?
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Re: Is it time to rethink Fluminator's right to vote?

#8 Post by Jamiet99uk » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:19 pm

Octavious wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:03 pm
Jamiet99uk wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:57 pm
Shouldn't this be in the "Politics" subforum?
If you think that it's a serious post, certainly. Do you?
Almost nothing Fluminator posts is serious.
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#9 Post by epstein » Fri Dec 10, 2021 10:38 pm

Honestly I'd thought trolling was against the site rules. Rule enforcement in this game is uneven, however.

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#10 Post by Octavious » Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:21 pm

Trolling? In what sense is it trolling? It's just gentle humour, no different to some absurdist fun at a debating society.
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#11 Post by epstein » Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:39 pm

Nonetheless I find it gender insensitive.

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#12 Post by Fluminator » Fri Dec 10, 2021 11:44 pm

I knew epstein didn't kill himself.
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#13 Post by epstein » Sat Dec 11, 2021 12:10 am

Careful, you'll blow my cover!

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#14 Post by MajorMitchell » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:16 am

You're correct Octavious, it's absurdist comedy from Fluminator. Perhaps like The Tourist's first innings at the Gabba?

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#15 Post by mitomon » Sat Dec 11, 2021 2:30 am

Taxes too, don't forget to rid the world of those

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#16 Post by Johnny Big Horse » Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm

Read Starship Troopers by Heinlein. You all probably did already.

To vote you have to have fought in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#17 Post by Randomizer » Mon Dec 13, 2021 9:57 pm

Johnny Big Horse wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm
Read Starship Troopers by Heinlein. You all probably did already.

To vote you have to have fought in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.
Which disenfranchised pacifists, Quakers, and those physically unfit for military service.

It would better to require a civics exam which would disenfranchise in the US the Trumps and most of his supporters

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#18 Post by Wusti » Mon Dec 13, 2021 10:48 pm

Churchill comes to mind.
Octavious is an hypocritical, supercilious tit.

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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#19 Post by Kakarroto » Wed Dec 15, 2021 4:40 am

Johnny Big Horse wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm
To vote you have to have fought in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.
*sad swiss noises*
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Re: Is it time to rethink suffrage laws?

#20 Post by Jamiet99uk » Wed Dec 15, 2021 10:42 am

Johnny Big Horse wrote:
Mon Dec 13, 2021 5:52 pm
To vote you have to have died in a war. Otherwise, no vote for you.
Sensible.
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