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This is topic of interest I have been bantering about in my noggin for a very long time. Then I was asked to present an article for a friends blog. So I put this together. It had originally been almost 2000 words until I edited it down to 1200. I could just not get it any briefer without butchering my thoughts.



I know I posted this yesterday, but a lot of Freepers would have missed if they were not around, so I am re-posting it this time for consideration of those who are now checking out all the Monday morning stories.

1 posted on 03/30/2009 6:51:44 AM PDT by OneVike
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To: OneVike
You're off by about 60 years.

ML/NJ

2 posted on 03/30/2009 6:54:50 AM PDT by ml/nj
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To: OneVike

Allowing people with no ‘skin in the game’ has the same bad ending wherever it’s tried. Eventually you end up with a huge under class who votes for their freebies.

Even the founders recognized the problem associated with everyone voting.

I say you need show a paycheck with at least $1000 in taxes paid before you get to vote.


3 posted on 03/30/2009 6:55:02 AM PDT by Tarpon (It's a common fact, one can't be liberal and rational at the same time.)
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To: OneVike

So God-given rights are only for white men?


4 posted on 03/30/2009 6:57:35 AM PDT by ShandaLear (I LOVE RUSH!)
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To: OneVike

You can’t be serious.


5 posted on 03/30/2009 6:59:58 AM PDT by earlJam
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To: OneVike

This is sexist, in the same way that Democrats’ attempts to go after black and Mexican voters is racist. Voters should be treated as individuals, not as demographics for us to disenfranchise just because they break with us on major points of policy. That is what representative democracy is all about. I support the women’s right to vote just as I support the blacks’ right to vote, even if I disagree with the majority of voters in both their demographics.


10 posted on 03/30/2009 7:03:23 AM PDT by pleasenoobama (Liberals lied, small government died)
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To: OneVike

Go back on or increase your meds. YOu must not be a conservative if you think such nonsense.

That said only landowners or real taxpayers should vote.


13 posted on 03/30/2009 7:06:47 AM PDT by stockpirate (We the People should not look for the GOP to save us, they are part of the problem)
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To: OneVike
Always the woman's fault, ever since Eve and that apple. :)
16 posted on 03/30/2009 7:08:55 AM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: OneVike
Women's Right to Vote, the Beginning of the End for America?

There's plenty of blame to go around. Trying to blame women is idiotic.

18 posted on 03/30/2009 7:10:19 AM PDT by MEGoody (Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.)
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To: OneVike

For some strange reason, I would object to not being able to vote based on gender. However, as much as it sounds nice that there should be an intelligence test prior to voting, some things are inappropriate.

In Heinlein’s book “Starship Troopers”, the concept of the freebies and government dole impact on the people is well isllustrated. Secondly this book brought into focus the concept of earning the right to vote. He was well before his time. Several of the “fictional” scenes seem all too real.


19 posted on 03/30/2009 7:10:32 AM PDT by DieNarrin (Artificial Intelligence is no match for Natural Stupidity!)
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What a joke.. I guess you want voting recended from Native Americans, non-land owners, and descendants of slaves as well.

We can't blame people having rights on our failure to properly educate and instill conservative values in them. If certain segments by statistics, generally vote for a more 'nanny' care-taking type of government, that is OUR fault for not spreading Conservatism, that is not Freedom's fault.

20 posted on 03/30/2009 7:10:59 AM PDT by mnehring
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According to http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/27524699/ (MSNBC) it was unmarried females that got bammie elected.

70 percent of single women choose Obama.

"But at least 70 percent of unmarried women with and without children supported Obama, a margin of more than 2-to-1."

28 posted on 03/30/2009 7:14:55 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: OneVike
John Lott has written about this:

How Dramatically Did Women's Suffrage Change the Size and Scope of Government?

Women's suffrage over time

31 posted on 03/30/2009 7:15:57 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("Only after disaster can we be resurrected." -- Tyler Durden)
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