Should there be mandatory voting?
Debate Rounds (4)
Round 1- acceptance
Round 2- Arguments
Round 3- Rebuttals
Round 4- Defense
People are not voting- An average of 36% of voters came out to vote for congress having republicans dominating congress and the senate. The 2014 mid terms have been the lowest turnout of voting since WWII. If 36% of our population decided to vote, ignoring the other 74% of the American people, than their is a big problem with our democracy. Why is this a problem?
1. People aren't sharing there democratic opinions on what needs to be happening and makes this country run by 36% of the population.
2. Barack Obama should came in with a democratic congress and a democratic senate. Usually a president has the congress and the senate behind him, so he can start passing bills that will improve our society. It didn't happen. For the last 8 years, the president and the congress have just been debating over what to do with the country when they should be focusing on leading the country.
What most people think- If this is a normal democracy, than usually the government would be doing what the people want. What do the other 74% think on all of these issues. According to gallup poll, 76% of Americans agree on an increase of the minimum wage. Though since only 36% of Americans have voted, the 76% do not get to have an increase, therefore leading to unhappy, unstable people. http://www.gallup.com...
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No voting should not be compulsory It is an individual's choice whether they wish to vote or not vote in an election of any kind. Maybe they don't like the candidates given, maybe they don't care about the issues being voted on. There could be any number of reasons why they don't wish to vote, and it should not be forced upon them to do so if they don't wish to. Freedom and obligation don't go together. You're either free or you're not, and if you're forced to do something, anything, you're not free.
That's on top of the fact it totally illegitimizes the entire voting process. Which would you rather have at the ballots deciding an important election? Someone who wanted to be there and had an interest in the outcome, or someone who could care less but is forced to vote anyway? The answer should be obvious. Want a fair, honest election? Leave it to the hands of those who actually care about it, not those that do not.
So no voting should not be compulsory, it takes away the freedom of the people, and can change the outcomes of elections for the worse.
Thank you for reading, and good luck!
My opponent makes the argument that when you force people into voting, than your country is not free. He uses the rhetoric Freedom and Obligation does not go together.
1.1.5 million Mexicans were deported to Mexico based on what 36% of the population and Hough when the 74% thought different. According to CBS News, 18,000 innocent children were deported back to Mexico. A decision made by only 36% of our population.Tuesday morning.
At 11:03 a.m., six teenagers - three girls, three boys - line up at the gate, accompanied by a Mexican Consulate official.
"Where are you from?" the Mexican immigration official asks each one after calling off their names.
Paola Riveras' face is puffy and red from crying.
Three hours ago, the 16-year-old had jumped into the long line of Mexicans waiting to go to school, work or shop in California. When it was her turn to stop before the U.S. immigration agent, she panicked and kept walking.
This is all thanks to the 36% of our population.
2.Living Wage- According to a Gallup poll-76% of our population agrees on an increase of the minimum wage. But 36% of our population voted against what the majority thought was right. The idea that 40% of our brothers and sisters are going to be ruled by wages that cannot properly feed their families because of the 36%.
In Conclusion, I urge for you to think about the well-being of the people in America. I urge you the think about the left over 64% that do not share their opinions. I urge you think about the 18,000 innocent kids who could be your brother or sister deported at the hand of the 36%. I urge that if you have a job that crushes you with unfair wages, you should vote pro. If I haven't convinced you to vote for Pro, consider this
1. If the Republicans launch a bill to put slavery of the Mexicans, they can do it. If you are planning to vote for a Democrat next election, he or she will do nothing. The congress and senate are dominated by conservatives that will continue to say no. Democracy has been hijacked by the 36%, and thanks to to them 18,000 children will continue to suffer. Minimum wage will crush you and the people that surround you. Families will not have enough time for kids. Upbringing will be horrible for families. But the majority of the American people do not want this. The majority want increases, the majority want equality for the innocent children. Vote pro if you want to see a future in where a family will not be crushed at the hands of the 36%.
In conclusion, my opponent makes an emotional appeal fallacy and doesn't make a logical appeal, rather he makes an emotional appeal fallacy.
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Vote Placed by NateTheFirst 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro did not explain his news story very well. Con refuted Pro's argument about 36% with the rights argument, showing how it would cause an uproar if we implemented this. Con also showed how Americans don't care about certain issues which was a really effective rebuttal to Pro's argument.
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