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« Reply #75 on: November 25, 2019, 12:13:16 pm »
75 year olds pay taxes too, most of them a lot more than 16 year olds. What happened to no taxation without representation?

Their lack of a stake in the future outweighs that principle.

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« Reply #76 on: November 25, 2019, 12:36:11 pm »
Their lack of a stake in the future outweighs that principle.

Sez you, so do the terminally ill, should they be denied the vote as well?
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« Reply #77 on: November 25, 2019, 12:38:04 pm »
Tell you what. I'll give up my vote at 75 if I can stop paying taxes at the same time.
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« Reply #78 on: November 25, 2019, 12:43:17 pm »
Tell you what. I'll give up my vote at 75 if I can stop paying taxes at the same time.

No deal.  Get back to work.

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« Reply #79 on: November 25, 2019, 12:47:27 pm »
No deal.  Get back to work.

Then I'll keep it.

Rather than denying some people the right to vote, young people should just get off their asses and actually vote.
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« Reply #80 on: November 25, 2019, 12:56:00 pm »
We have eye tests for older drivers, and I think there is something to do with general health at like 80 or so. Why no have senility tests before voting? As we have witnessed, senile people can have far reaching consequences on the future of a nation.

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« Reply #81 on: November 25, 2019, 12:58:17 pm »
We have eye tests for older drivers, and I think there is something to do with general health at like 80 or so. Why no have senility tests before voting? As we have witnessed, senile people can have far reaching consequences on the future of a nation.

I'm not sure how well pandering to the "senile vote" would work. :D
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« Reply #82 on: November 25, 2019, 12:59:34 pm »
We have eye tests for older drivers, and I think there is something to do with general health at like 80 or so. Why no have senility tests before voting? As we have witnessed, senile people can have far reaching consequences on the future of a nation.

So can ignorant people who don't make the effort to learn about issues and candidates.
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« Reply #83 on: November 25, 2019, 01:04:34 pm »
At one time it was only male property owners who could vote, then it was only men. Finally after many years we attained universal suffrage. Now some people want to turn the clock back by denying certain groups of citizens that basic right of citizenship.
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« Reply #84 on: November 25, 2019, 01:13:36 pm »
The supreme court ruled that people incarcerated for a criminal offence have the right to vote. So Paul Bernardo and Robert Picton would get to vote but anyone over 75 wouldn't?
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« Reply #85 on: November 25, 2019, 04:05:44 pm »
The supreme court ruled that people incarcerated for a criminal offence have the right to vote. So Paul Bernardo and Robert Picton would get to vote but anyone over 75 wouldn't?

I didn't say there wouldn't be hurdles to implement such a forward thinking idea...  hmmm...   maybe the "Notwithstanding Clause" could be used.

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« Reply #86 on: November 25, 2019, 04:34:11 pm »
I didn't say there wouldn't be hurdles to implement such a forward thinking idea...  hmmm...   maybe the "Notwithstanding Clause" could be used.

I think you gotta non starter there. Just get the young punks to the polls. Not much point in giving them the right to vote if less than half of them use it.
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« Reply #87 on: November 25, 2019, 04:41:33 pm »
I think you gotta non starter there. Just get the young punks to the polls. Not much point in giving them the right to vote if less than half of them use it.

Really?  You think the right to vote is only good if everyone in a particular demographic uses it?

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« Reply #88 on: November 25, 2019, 05:20:12 pm »
Really?  You think the right to vote is only good if everyone in a particular demographic uses it?

Yes it is only good if you use it. It's a bit much for you to advocate taking that right away from those who do.

If you are going to take it away from someone, take it from those who are too lazy or uninterested to use it.
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« Reply #89 on: March 27, 2020, 11:32:33 am »
Itís great to have a nutbar as your Minister of Health when thereís a massive health crisis.  Good to know Alberta is on top of things...

https://www.cbc.ca/amp/1.5511288

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Alberta Health Minister Tyler Shandro and his wife are accused of berating a Calgary doctor at his house in front of his wife and children for reposting a derogatory meme on Facebook.

The Facebook image referenced an alleged conflict of interest involving the Calgary MLA, his wife Andrea Shandro and a supplementary health benefits company of which they are part-owners.

In the middle of a pandemic, the health minister of Alberta has time to go door-to-door to berate people who posted things on Facebook that he didnít like.  Wow.
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