I do not want to register as i don't want to be called for jury service or pay council tax plus all the parties we have are just as bad as each other so why bother voting. These countries have decided that voting is such an important part of citizenship it needs to be a legal obligation for every eligible person we all should be voting i don't care if you get jail time for not voting we should be doing it. To be sure, we will need to defend it from both co-optation and repression but self-management and mutual aid - not compulsory voting - are our best bet if we want to end capitalism do you mathew. Question: does god expect christians to vote answer: it is our contention that it is the duty and responsibility of every christian to vote and to vote for leaders who promote christian principles god is most certainly in control, but that does not mean we should do nothing to further his will.
Discussion on whether or not morality should play a part in politics voting - do followers of christ have an obligation to vote answer where should christians draw the line in trying to make the us a christian nation. Voting should be mandatory for all citizens then we should consider altering voting from an individual option to a societal obligation the second is to inform the voters so they know who to vote for why not abolish the first barrier through a federal mandate. Free essay: voting should be an obligation not an option living in america gives each person individual freedom the freedom is yours to express your own. But with millions choosing not to exercise it, should that right become a duty i don't see why it should be argued that if there is a civic obligation to vote and being able to abstain there should be attack on why you can trust bbc news bbc news navigation politics sections. Micah watson explains why christians should vote micah watson explains why christians should vote us edition search donate sections arts & culture bible & theology notice this basic obligation holds true regardless of the level or topic.
Making voting compulsory should not be compared to more mundane practices such as government mandates on buying broccoli because the latter practices are not compulsory voting has not been completely alien to american soil either georgia, despite its later legacy of slavery. Voting should be an obligation not an option living in america gives each person individual freedom the freedom is yours to express your own opinion and to vote. Why mandatory voting is a bad idea we need the government at all levels to recognize its obligation (not discretionary right), to ignore us a whole lot more i wasn't thrashing those who choose to not vote for good reasons. But the fact is that, unlike other democratic rights protected in the first amendment, voting rights do not have clear constitutional protections this essay invites readers to question whether the ability to vote should be a right, a privilege, or a responsibility.
Compulsory voting- a good thing or not although voting is a right, is not an obligation people should not be forced to cast a ballot if they decide not to participate in elections people have many possible reasons for not voting. The character of the voters is not staked i cast my vote, perchance, as i think right but i am not vitally concerned that that right should prevail i am willing to leave it to the majority its obligation, therefore, never exceeds that of expediency. Do we have an obligation to vote judy nadler podcast of a presentation october 2, 2008 at some point, how we understand the ethical nature of voting really becomes the heart of this matter do we vote out of self-interest. Insisting that people vote for the lesser evil is essentially saying the end justifies the means likewise, and most relevant for voting, we must consider whether we have an obligation to vote for a candidate here, we see that we do not.
The founding fathers did not want you to vote tally it all up, and the founders' republic (not democracy) extended voting rights to a scant 10-15% of the american population and what could they actually vote for not much, really. I personally do not vote voting: a right or an obligation i seem to hear this all the time a right - it is our obligation to be informed voting for hillary to be part of history by electing a woman is kind of a lame reason.
Should voting be mandatory in the 2011 op-ed essay australians are more likely than before to see voting as an obligation the negative side effects many feared did not materialize for example. Rethinking 'wasted votes' and third-party candidates by nathan mech • july 29, 2016 i'm not arguing that we have a duty or moral obligation to vote but it should not be said that there is no moral value in voting or that voting is a waste of time. Regents exam in ela (common core) rating guide — aug '15  anchor paper - part 2 - level 3 - b anchor level 3-b the essay introduces a reasonable claim, as directed by the task (voting is a freedom, not an obligation)the essay demonstrates some.
Helium: a case against compulsory voting can be founded on the fact that voting is a right, but not strictly an obligation (should they have any) compulsory voting may infringe on freedom to express one's relgion for example. Should voting (or actively abstaining) be compulsory by leala padmanabhan bbc news 14 january 2015 share this with supporters of greater enforcement of voting such as david winnick ask why participation in elections should not be seen as a similar obligation of the citizen towards the state. Compulsory voting - the lifeboat analogy you are one of twenty two people who are stranded on a life boat after the pleasure cruiser sinks yes there is enough room and supplies for all of you for the immediate future so no decision has to be made as to who will be thrown overboard. Why can't we impose fines for citizens who do not vote in india update in any democracy nothing is to be forcedvoting is only a moral obligation not a legal one in india it is the people to reform themselves and participate in nation why should citizens pay a fine for not voting. Express your opinion in the debate over whether or not voting should by an obligation for every citizen do you think voting should be mandatory.
However, even though almost all australians over 18 years old have the right - and the obligation - to vote, not all australians enjoy that right as a practical matter the right to vote is not enjoyed equally by all australians february 2010. Voting—do followers of christ have an obligation to vote answer should christians seek political power or should we only focus on evangelism. If labor politicians really wanted to improve the electoral system they should be advocating voluntary voting, not pushing to give children with this leads to the corollary you don't pay tax, you shouldn't be allowed to vote which is bad news for i have a right to vote not an obligation. Both by not voting, or by being ignorant of the issues/candidates you are voting for, you are not fulfilling your obligation it's what people have fought so hard for over centuries - and a lot of people don't even care. Chapter 17 elections and voting final draft, august 2009 elections are at the very core of democracy even if democracy is conceived as involving many people voting is seen as an obligation, a duty this sense of moral obligation can. Voting should be mandatory image voters in canberra, australia this isn't particularly revolutionary if you see voting not merely as a right, but as a civic obligation that might sound un-american.