Originally posted by Stravinsky: to be frank, i have NO RESPECT for anyone who does not vote - not only is it a privilege as a citizen it is your responsibility
Aint that so. No vote = no power. Voting is a right, a duty and a responsibility. Well put, Strav.
It would be nice if we had to take a short test (2 multiple choice questions) in order to vote on a particular measure, just to show we know what measure it is we are voting on!
Q1: Measure 29888 is about a)devil worship in schools, b) use of marijuana to reduce pain in cancer patients c) traffic laws d) sheepherding land use rights in Montana e) deafness in whales
Q2: Measure 29888 proposes:
a) to make it illegal to skin cats in school b) to allow doctors to prescribe marijuana to patients with certain diseases c) to allow certain people to own marijuana because they have certain diseases d) to allow people to grow marijuana to sale to people with certain diseases e) b,c and d f)to ban speedbumps g)to allow alpaca farmers to use BLM land and to ban sheep from it h)to force the navy to make more underwater noise to make sure the whales all go deaf, because deaf whales beach themselves and whales are a good source of fuel oil and protein.
Result: 2/2 correct, you may vote on this issue.
1/2 correct, you may not vote on this issue. Please continue to the next measure on your ballot.....
Unfortunately, that would really clobber our already poor voter turnout!
Altoid - curiously strong.