Monday, November 23, 2015

King For A Day

Complaining about a situation without offering a solution is called whining. Here's a solution or two.

When this country was founded, it was organized as a representative republic. As time passed and things changed, mostly within the last 100 years, the US has morphed into a democracy. A quick study of history will reveal that a democracy soon becomes a socialist / communist / Marxist state. Another quick study of history will demonstrate that no socialist / communist / Marxist country has ever survived long term.

All socialism / communism / Marxism is bad.

Or, for those who require hashtags...

Restrict the right to vote to only those individuals age 21 and over, who actually pay federal income taxes.

This idea is based on the premise that we keep the current income tax structure in the US.

For those who want a fair tax, then restrict voting rights only to those whose sum of taxes paid is in the top 50th percentile.

Income tax or fair tax, a person who has not met the requirement for at least 2 out of the last 3 years and 3 out of the last 5 years cannot vote.

Require military service as a condition to earn the right to vote. In addition to meeting the tax requirements.

Felons shall be disallowed to vote. However, a felon who has ten full and consecutive calendar years of tax requirements and clean record shall earn back all rights, including the right to vote.

Elected officials would be required to be eligible voters. If, in any calendar year, an elected official lost the right to vote - via felony or failure to pay enough taxes - would immediately lose whatever elected position he or she held.

If any individual wants voting rights, but does not qualify on the basis of taxes paid, then he / she has the option of paying enough extra taxes such that his / her amount paid puts them in the top 50th percentile. Of course, if the person does not meet the 2 out of the past 3 years and / or the 3 out of the past 5 years rule, then enough taxes must be paid to make up the back amounts.

Problems This Would Fix
Some people, this author included, feel women should not be allowed to vote, as they are terrible at decision making. these changes would prevent a majority of women from voting.

Voter ID would have to be built in and required, as the right to vote would have to be proactively earned.

Clearly, government leeches would not be able to vote.

Only productive young people would be able to vote.

Only productive seniors would be able to vote.

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