Beau of the Fifth Column
The Repuds are primed to accept dictatorship. The rest of American voters should not ignore these numbers. If they do democracy is at risk.
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colliric wrote:The Democrats believe in the exact same shit these days. So why are you complaining???
Fasces wrote:Democrats vote to increase voting access and remove barriers to voter participation. What are you talking about?
Godstud wrote:They are becoming more polarized, @colliric, but only one party(Republicans) are actively pursuing voter suppression. The Democrats are trying to increase voting access and remove barriers to voter participation.
They are NOT the same thing, and Republicans ARE rejecting democracy.
colliric wrote:We have compulsory voting in Australia. This is one reason why. You wouldn't have debates like this, nor would you have to waste money on "get out to vote", if you had compulsory voting.
You are against compulsory voting because you know that means the U.S. would become a more freer and democratic society and whites represented by the republican party will have to share power with others and the whites represented by the republican party simply are not interested in sharing power or a having a genuine free and democratic society. That's why you and other republicans oppose compulsory voting. It's about taking and keeping all power to the whites of the republican party while disenfranchising and not sharing power with others. The republicans are not really interested in honest and free elections or the notion of freedom and democracy.
Juin wrote:I am against compulsory voting. It would seem to me like implicit in the most fundamental of rights, is the right to make a choice. An Aussie ought to be able to decide for himself whether he wants to vote or not. And is it about compelling an Aussie to show up at a voting booth, or he is compelled to actually check the boxes? I ask that because the ballot here in California is usually a very long list of items: national, statewide, county, Sheriff, measures etc. I only vote on the few that I am informed about.
Juin wrote:Maximum turnout tends to favour the left, while low turnout tends to favour the right.
Juin wrote:. And is it about compelling an Aussie to show up at a voting booth, or he is compelled to actually check the boxes?
Maximum turnout tends to favour the left, while low turnout tends to favour the right.
Fear, violence and brutality was a necessity to maintaining slavery and maintaining the institutions of white supremacy in the south and much of the U.S. But particularly the south that relied heavily on slavery for it's agriculture economy. There was then fear of a slave revolt and black empowerment just as there is fear of black empowerment here in the south today. But that is also much of the U.S. and not just exclusively the south.
You go to other parts of the U.S. and you will experience just as much racism in other parts as you do down here too. South started the Civil War to preserve it's institutions of slavery and white supremacy given that you were talking about billions upon billions of dollars that were valued at the time in regards to white ownership of black slaves. It was about money, as in the case of most wars, that the south attempted to secede from the Union.
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