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Posted: 10/9/2004 7:43:11 AM EDT
The title says it all, please post your opinions...
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:43:39 AM EDT
um no
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:45:04 AM EDT
Depends.....Obsessive Compulsives and people with depression (the common cold of america) are considered "mentally ill". But they are perfectly capable of making rational decisions when it comes to politics.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:48:11 AM EDT
Mentally ill voting rights are restricted in 26 States.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:50:18 AM EDT
NO! Liberals should not VOTE!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:51:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
NO! Liberals should not VOTE!

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:52:28 AM EDT
If they are capable or registering and voting on their own without any special assistance then yes.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:53:05 AM EDT
Take a good look around you. They already do.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:54:42 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cnorton:
If they are capable or registering and voting on their own without any special assistance then yes.



That's the same opinion of those 26 States. I agree.

If someone has a court ordered legal guardian, they cannot vote.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:02:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By wildearp:
Take a good look around you. They already do.



Yep.
About 50 percent of the voters in the last Presidential election were obviously mentally ill.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:03:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/9/2004 8:04:34 AM EDT by jt325i]
Who is deeming these people "mentally ill"? I mean the day is coming when a Republican could be given that label & denied the right to vote....... it's the only way the democrats can steal the elections.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:04:07 AM EDT
Hell no! That's how klinton got elected :-)
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:04:20 AM EDT
What's the difference?..........we have supposedly sane people who can't speak our languge, or who can't tell you the name of the vice president, or are just plain dumb asses VOTING!! Even dead people vote.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:15:46 AM EDT

Originally Posted By markm:
NO! Liberals should not VOTE!



+1 beat me to it!
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:19:07 AM EDT
There's a fella named Steven Prye from Missouri who has a schizoaffective disorder. He's required to have a legal guardian and he was turned down when he tried to register to vote.

They say that if he tries to vote, he'll go to jail.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:30:40 AM EDT
Hey, if they can run for President, why not let them vote?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:33:04 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Da_Bunny:
Hey, if they can run for President, why not let them vote?



Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:33:39 AM EDT
But I LIKE voting.......


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:38:12 AM EDT
If the mentally ill cannot own firearms ... why should they be allowed to vote?

No pun intended, the mentally ill are loved by God too.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:40:13 AM EDT
NO! Liberals should not VOTE!


LOL
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:40:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cnorton:
If they are capable or registering and voting on their own without any special assistance then yes.

Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:42:35 AM EDT
I chose the "legal guardian" selection. I can't vote an outright "No" because I don't trust the government to judge a person's mental health, so the "legal guardian" test seems reasonable to me.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:57:07 AM EDT
They vite for the Libs anyhow.

What's the difference?
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:58:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By sniper1az:
They vite for the Libs anyhow.

What's the difference?



Case in point..


Sgtar15
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 9:28:59 AM EDT
I don't see why not... They probably don't even know who they're voting for. So we've got a 50/50 chance of them voting for a candidate we want.

But just because they're special, we should have things like "soap", "the moon" and "John F. Kennedy" as options... You might be surprised who votes for what, including the sane people.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:50:01 PM EDT
Why not? They have been in California for years....

MournSword
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:51:36 PM EDT
They're called Florida voters and yes, they vote. Look what happened last time they voted. They couldnt knock out a fuckin chad.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 12:51:45 PM EDT

Do you think the mentally ill should be allowed to vote?


They already do.....they're called liberals.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 1:48:12 PM EDT
Define mentally ill; if its something thats controllable by medication, its no worse than any other medical disability...would you forbid a disabled person from voting if they were, say, blind? If their mental illness is so bad that they cannot care for themselves or are institutionalized, then no, they are not capable of making a rational choice to vote.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 1:53:00 PM EDT

NO! Liberals should not VOTE!


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