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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    No (obv)

    Off the top of my head I dont know, did any dictators of one-party states make voting compulsory? Would be a fun election.
    Can speak for good ole East Germany. You were forced to vote (forced in the sense that if you didn't, you would lose your place at uni or something like that) and there were several parties as well. Apart from the Socialists there was a conservative, a nationalist, a liberal and an agrarian party, as well as some mass organisations. They all had an allocated number of Volkskammer seats and ran on the same list as the Nationale Front. There were no booths, you just folded the ballot and put it in the box. The voting comitee just made up some numbers in the high 90s. Some people were rather daring and crossed out names from the ballot. They would have guests later on.

    As for the original question, no, voting should never be compulsory. Voting is a right, not a duty and the most important things regarding to rights is that you don't have to exercise them.

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    Not sure where I stand on the compulsory thing.. A lot of white people here feel fairly cut off from politics here since apartheid, and yet I think if everyone was forced to vote we would have a government that was more representative of what people want.. Thats a specific case though.. Can't stand people who whinge about the state of the country, wherever it is, and then don't even vote in an election

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    No to compulsary voting. Whats really starting to grind my gears on this forum is all those 'special' people who hold their vote till the last possible moment in an attempt at 'tactical' voting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goughy View Post
    No (obv)

    Off the top of my head I dont know, did any dictators of one-party states make voting compulsory? Would be a fun election.
    I think Mugabe made voting pretty much compulsory in the recent Zim elections, I know that when you voted you got blue ink put on your hand, and I think they were going around beating anyone up who didn't have it


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    Vote Yes, obviously, for the reasons already outlined.

    @ Goughy, I don't have any online articles in mind of the top of my head. A lot of my opinions on this were formed when I was at uni studying, back in the days when the Internet was strictly for Trekkies. Will have a look though.
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    No from me.

    My vote does count anyway.

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    Yes. The government represents the whole country so the whole country should vote in the election to elect them.
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    No, being the hardlined conservative I am I would actually make people sit an exam before they were allowed to vote, so that no morons could vote
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    Poll 6
    Is it important for you that your child's school teaches religious morals?

    1) Yes, It must.
    2) Yes, it would be nice but not necessary.
    3) No, but I wouldn't mind if it did.
    4) No, I'd prefer it not to.
    5) Unsure

    Personally myself being an atheist (and anti-theist) I wouldn't want my children to be religious, but I would want to give them the freedom to make there own decisions. But I think they should come across that on they're own rather than being manipulated by there school, so I vote for 4.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamee999 View Post
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    2 - It would be nice.. I'm an atheist, and I don't want to indoctrinate my kids, or send them to a school that does, but I reckon they'd be in a far better environment, and around better people if they went to a school that had at least a bit of a religious element to it.. I went to a fairly religious school and at the time didn't like the fact, but I think it was a good thing in the long run.. Certainly here the more religious schools here are better, both in the classroom and sports field (Grey College, Theodor Herzl etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cover drive man View Post
    Yes:4
    No:7
    Unsure:1

    Poll 6
    Is it important for you that you're child's school teaches religious morals?

    1) Yes, It must.
    2) Yes, it would be nice but not necessary.
    3) No, but I wouldn't mind if it did.
    4) No, I'd prefer it not to.
    5) Unsure

    Personally myself being an atheist (and anti-theist) I wouldn't want my children to be religious, but I would want to give them the freedom to make there own decisions. But I think they should come across that on they're own rather than being manipulated by there school, so I vote for 4.
    Interesting CDM, religious education would be a good way for them to come across religions and make their own minds up.

    Anyway, I wouldn't mind a neutral religious education, but given that the question said "religious morals" then no, I'd rather they weren't preached to in school

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