Linked by Howard Fosdick on Thu 8th Nov 2012 20:12 UTC
Editorial In the United States, state and local authorities are in charge of voting and the country uses more than a half dozen different voting technologies. As a result, the country can't guarantee that it accurately counts national votes in a timely fashion. This article discusses the problem and potential solutions to the U.S. voting dilemma.
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RE[2]: Umm...
by Morgan on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:03 UTC in reply to "RE: Umm..."
Morgan
Member since:
2005-06-29

Well, my point was more that we don't need it because it's already there. Our government is complicated enough without yet another unnecessary burden on the citizens. That's what I meant by oppressive, which is why I chose that particular word rather than repressive. They actually have different meanings though the former is often misused to convey the latter.

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RE[3]: Umm...
by saso on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:23 in reply to "RE[2]: Umm..."
saso Member since:
2007-04-18

Well, my point was more that we don't need it because it's already there.

I took it from your critique of the SSN that you'd prefer it didn't exist, but now I understand better, thanks for clarifying.

That's what I meant by oppressive, which is why I chose that particular word rather than repressive. They actually have different meanings though the former is often misused to convey the latter.

That word can have several meanings and its use to describe an unjust or tyrannical government is common: http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/oppressive?s=t
In any case, I get your point.

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RE[4]: Umm...
by Morgan on Fri 9th Nov 2012 00:29 in reply to "RE[3]: Umm..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

It's not that I preferred it didn't exist, I just wish it was limited in use to its original intention as proof of eligibility for Social Security benefits. The fact that we use it for credit tracking alone opens the door to abuse and fraud. We are conditioned to give it out on command when we should be taught to do the opposite.

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RE[3]: Umm...
by modmans2ndcoming on Fri 9th Nov 2012 15:47 in reply to "RE[2]: Umm..."
modmans2ndcoming Member since:
2005-11-09

just make everyone get a passport.

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RE[4]: Umm...
by Morgan on Fri 9th Nov 2012 16:00 in reply to "RE[3]: Umm..."
Morgan Member since:
2005-06-29

So, just force everyone to get something that many may never use? How does that uncomplicate things?

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