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JanaeS5
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Jlconservative
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SHould voting be mandatory for all US citizens

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Started: 3/13/2008 Category: Politics
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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JanaeS5

Con

NO ALL CHiLDREN IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH AND MOST PPL WHO DO NOT VOTE DONT KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS.
Jlconservative

Pro

Ok first of all I will fix your opening argument.

"NO ALL CHiLDREN IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH AND MOST PPL WHO DO NOT VOTE DONT KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS."

"The answer to the question is no voting should not be mandatory. Not all children are mature enough to cast a vote, and most of the people who choose to not to vote make the choice because they do not know enough about the election process.

There we go much better, first of all I will point out I personally am 100% opposed to mandatory voting. In fact I think that we should issue a IQ test before voting but that would make it way to hard for Obama or Hillary or liberal nominees in general.

Ok first thing is first "not all children are mature enough to cast a vote" according to the laws in this country in order to vote you must be 18 years of age. Eighteen is the point in time when a child is now legally and adult so your point about children not being mature enough is moronic children do not vote.

"and most of the people who choose to not to vote make the choice because they do not know enough about the election process."

Well, that in fact may be a true statement but that is the point of high school, generally speaking by the age eighteen you should be old enough to know where you stand as far as politics are concerned.
Debate Round No. 1
JanaeS5

Con

JanaeS5 forfeited this round.
Jlconservative

Pro

Well, I guess that is that..... my opponent was eleven years old so I give her credit for even being interested in a debate website.
Debate Round No. 2
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Posted by SweetBags 8 years ago
SweetBags
well, i for one think babys would vote for the best {read: shiniest) candidate, so we should defintly let them vote. POWER TO THE BABYS! POWER TO THE BALD! POWER TO THE BALD BABYS!! VOTE MINI ME 08!!!
Posted by DrAlexander 8 years ago
DrAlexander
How old do you have to be in order to be classified as an American citizen?

Can't you be born a citizen?

The resolution states voting should be mandatory for ALL US citizens, therefore age doesn't matter...

I for one, don't want a three year old voting for our future President.

Did anyone else notice that? Or am I just thinking wrong.lol.

-Alexander
Posted by SweetBags 8 years ago
SweetBags
con, waste of a round
pro, not horrible considering your oponent, but you kinda conceeded with the part about the iq test.
not a good round, but one of the people was 11, so ill let it go.
Posted by Kleptin 8 years ago
Kleptin
6 people accidentally clicked "Con". I don't know how 6 people could have all made a similar mistake, but it is the only explanation I am willing to accept.
Posted by ancient_deceit 8 years ago
ancient_deceit
Voting should definitely remain as it is, not mandatory. Right now it's not as if there is nobody voting. Wait for the crisis, yea? I think it's true that not everyone is mature enough to vote, or even interested enough to vote. You really want to force people to vote so that the only thing happening is random voting? "Gahh, I don't want to do this, I'll check the first one and get it over with." Let those people stick to American Idol, and let the people that are really worried about politics and the ruling of their country to those that are making informed decisions.
Posted by karlynjane 8 years ago
karlynjane
what she posted IS readable; obviously you understood it, as well as JL, and myself. so if all he was going for was readability, then it was unnecessary.

she made two valid points.
first, not all people are mature enough to vote -- just because someone reaches the magical age of 18, it does not mean that they're suddenly an "adult" and are mature enough to understand our voting process. many people of voting age are still immature children. thus, they should have the opportunity to vote, but it shouldn't be mandated.

second, many people are ill-informed about the election process. these people may choose not to vote as they may feel they are incapable of making the right decision. their choice to allow other, more well-informed people to make that decision for them is just that... THEIR choice. the government shouldn't force them into making a decision if they feel they aren't well enough educated about the issues and our election process.

cut the girl a break, she's 11. so maybe she wasn't as eloquent as you are? well, kudos to her for being able to make two really solid arguments against the topic.
Posted by jlaymon2 8 years ago
jlaymon2
Give me a break

JL never said he was going to correctly fixed the sentence with grammatical perfection. He was simply turning it into something readable.

The Cons opening argument was ""NO ALL CHiLDREN IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH AND MOST PPL WHO DO NOT VOTE DONT KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS."

and she never typed another word the entire debate....don't be an idiot.
Posted by Jlconservative 8 years ago
Jlconservative
Sorry I picked this debate thinking it was going to be a good one. However when my opponent turned out to be a 11 year old I did not give much effort. By picking my opponent shows how moronic this web site's decision making process is.
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Danielle
Jl - did you take on this debate to correct your opponent's grammar, or to make a good argument? Hopefully it was the latter of the two reasons, because as someone has just pointed out, you didn't go a very good job with the first.

With that said, I think you provided a horrible argument in this debate. I'd elabrate, but I think your performance speaks for itself.
Posted by karlynjane 8 years ago
karlynjane
if you're going to fix someone's grammar, at least have good grammar yourself.

"Ok COMMA first of all COMMA I will fix your opening argument.

"NO ALL CHiLDREN IS NOT MATURE ENOUGH AND MOST PPL WHO DO NOT VOTE DONT KNOW ABOUT THE ELECTION PROCESS."

"The answer to the question is COMMA no COMMA voting should not be mandatory. Not all children are mature enough to cast a vote, and most of the people who choose to not to STRIKE THE TO vote make the choice because they do not know enough about the election process.

There we go COMMA much better, SHOULD BE A SEMI COLON first of all COMMA I will point out I personally am 100% opposed to mandatory voting. In fact COMMA I think that we should issue a IQ test before voting COMMA but that would make it way to TOO* hard for Obama or Hillary or liberal nominees in general.

Ok COMMA first thing is first COMMA "not all children are mature enough to cast a voteSEMICOLON" according to the laws in this country in order to vote you must be 18 years of age. Eighteen is the point in time when a child is now STRIKE NOW legally and adult COMMA so your point about children not being mature enough is moronicSEMICOLON children do not vote.

"and most of the people who choose to not to vote make the choice because they do not know enough about the election process."

Well, that in fact may be a true statement but that is the point of high school, generally speaking by the age eighteen you should be old enough to know where you stand as far as politics are concerned."
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