Supporters of greater enforcement of voting such as david winnick ask why participation in elections should not be seen as a similar obligation of the citizen towards the state don't we all have. Answer: it is our contention that it is the duty and responsibility of every christian to vote and to vote for leaders who promote christian principles god is most certainly in control, but that does not mean we should do nothing to further his will. A case-by-case evaluation of a proxy voting firm's potential conflicts of interest is not the exclusive means by which an investment adviser may fulfill its fiduciary duty of care to its clients in connection with voting client proxies according to the firm's recommendations. Jason brennan believes that people do not have a duty to vote, but that if they do vote, they should exercise their franchise with great care and responsibility he makes an analogy with being a doctor: you don't have a duty to become one, but if you do become one, you have an obligation to satisfy certain standards of conduct. And because of that, brennan argues, there is no moral obligation to vote — in fact, not everyone should vote i don't think people have a duty to vote i don't think people have a.
In 2016, we view engaging in politics as a personal choice, not a civic obligation when one journalist asked a millennial if she's politically engaged, her reply epitomized our attitude. If the people are not forced to vote, and considering 80% of the people dislike politics and decide not to vote, then the politician will still have the 100 votes he bribed, and they will be the 50% votes required to get elected. In an aug 23 cp editorial, dr richard land, president of southern evangelical seminary, takes a different view, contending that christians do indeed have a moral obligation to vote, grounding his reasoning in romans 13.
Section 2 of the fourteenth amendment imposes a penalty upon states that deny or abridge the right to vote at any [federal or state] election to any of the male inhabitants of such state. Voting should be an obligation not an option living in america gives each person individual freedom the freedom is yours to express your own opinion and to vote. These countries have decided that voting is such an important part of citizenship it needs to be a legal obligation for every eligible person, like filing a tax return or serving on a jury that's not the case in canada. In certain instances you might even have an obligation not to vote if you sincerely believe the system is rigged, as bernie sanders and donald trump claim, then maybe you should abstain—lest.
The idea of lowering the voting age probably scares many adults, though i'm not sure why it should in the early 1970's, the voting age in america was lowered by three years, from 21 to 18 the impact this had on our society was minimal. You did not choose me, but i chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the father in my name, he may give it to you these things i command you, so that you will love one another. People may also believe in civic obligation and see voting as a strong duty that comes from membership in a community in this case the issue is not simply that it is unfair to. Jury duty and voting duty serve different purposes the most common argument put forth by supporters of compulsory voting is that, just as americans have a civic obligation to perform jury duty, they should face a similar obligation to vote.
At very least, we should vote to keep out of office those who attempt to oppose god's authority obedience to authority demands good citizenship the apostle paul in romans chapter 13 clearly states that we must obey governmental leaders because all authority comes from god. Voting is the most precious right of every citizen, and we have a moral obligation to ensure the integrity of our voting process hillary clinton voting , integrity , process , moral , right. The leading argument against compulsory voting is that it is not consistent with the freedom associated with democracy voting is not an intrinsic obligation and the enforcement of the law would be an infringement of the citizens' freedom associated with democratic elections. It is a privilege it is a responsibility it is a duty thousands and thousands of people don't vote - that is their choice however, until we see voter turnouts in the 80 or 90 percentiles, we will not have a true picture of what the opinions and wills of the people are.
But not only do puerto ricans lack congressional representation, they also cannot vote in presidential elections (unlike residents of dc, who are entitled to three votes in the electoral college. Mandatory voting would make elections truly valid protecting the integrity of our elections is the rationale republicans give for the cynically restrictive voter id laws they've enacted in pennsylvania and elsewhere but if we truly cared about the integrity of elections, we should ensure that they reflect the will of all eligible voters. A vote for trump is a vote for the characteristics that the church has encouraged its constituency to avoid i can't help but think that the evangelical support for trump is the gravesite for. Voter education and voter registration in the catholic tradition, responsible citizenship is a virtue, and participation in political life is a moral obligation — forming consciences for faithful citizenship , no 13.
Voting should be mandatory by waleed aly jan 19, 2017 this isn't particularly revolutionary if you see voting not merely as a right, but as a civic obligation that might sound un. Voting with knowledge and a sense of justice can be a truly effective way to aid society by acting in concert, even if it's not the only way or the best way at all times.
You have the right to vote, not a duty to do so in much the same way, you have the right to worship freely, the right to express your views, the right to run for public office - but no. Thus, just as someone can, without contradiction, say, you have the right to join the kkk or advocate genocide, but you should not, so a person can, without contradiction, say, you have the right to vote for that candidate, but you should not. Australians are more likely than before to see voting as an obligation the negative side effects many feared did not materialize for example, the percentage of ballots intentionally spoiled or completed randomly as acts of resistance remained on the order of 2 to 3 percent. However, the report made the recommendation that electronically assisted voting should be not continued because of the high average cost per vote for electronically assisted voting similarly, the report recommended electronic voting for adf personnel serving overseas not be continued.