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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:00 AM   #31

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The concept which I am a "fan" of is a weighted vote. Everyone can vote but each persons vote has a "value", according to their economical activity(Employment Type) and political awareness...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:13 AM   #32

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The concept which I am a "fan" of is a weighted vote. Everyone can vote but each persons vote has a "value", according to their economical activity(Employment Type) and political awareness...
Are you saying that those whose work is most useful to society--e.g., rubbish collectors--would have a more heavily weighted vote? Something to think about.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:20 AM   #33

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Are you saying that those whose work is most useful to society--e.g., rubbish collectors--would have a more heavily weighted vote? Something to think about.
Correct, but it would also depend on political awareness. Each person would have to take some kind of political awareness test, which would also be added to their vote "value"...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:25 AM   #34

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Correct, but it would also depend on political awareness. Each person would have to take some kind of political awareness test, which would also be added to their vote "value"...
OK, just asking. I think I'd be out of luck on both counts. I personally find politics too disheartening to follow it very closely.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:27 AM   #35

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The concept which I am a "fan" of is a weighted vote. Everyone can vote but each persons vote has a "value", according to their economical activity(Employment Type) and political awareness...
Who decides how much someone's job is worth?

Who prevents the political awareness test from becoming a test of making sure only people with the right political views vote?

How much do you trust politicians to make sure the above is fair?
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:29 AM   #36

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Who decides how much someone's job is worth?

Who prevents the political awareness test from becoming a test of making sure only people with the right political views vote?

How much do you trust politicians to make sure the above is fair?
The UN
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Which is still run by politicians. Why should the UN be any more unbiased?

What would stop the UN from weighting the votes of politicians, civil servants and political activists higher than, let's say, policemen, nurses, etc.?

And if they did, why is it fair that, let's say, a software engineer's vote is rated lower than a policeman's? Suppose that software engineer is involved in keeping the software of power plants running properly. Is that less valuable than a policeman's?
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I have no problem limiting or even disenfranchising the rights of the voting dead.
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:41 AM   #39

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I have no problem limiting or even disenfranchising the rights of the voting dead.
You mean zombies? I don't think they should be able to vote...
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Old November 14th, 2012, 02:52 AM   #40

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Correct, but it would also depend on political awareness. Each person would have to take some kind of political awareness test, which would also be added to their vote "value"...
And I suppose, in turn, this weighted "value" would also be applied in apportioning congressional representatives to each state? The apportioning of electoral college votes? Sort of a return to the good ol' 3/5ths of a person days?
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