should members of the military have more say in presidential vote?

United States
October 22, 2008 5:01pm CST
October 22, 08' I hope that this question does not ruffle too many feathers but considering the fact that some of us are not going to be readily deployed into action, I wonder IF,.. perhaps the military civillians should have more say in the- "Presidential consequences,!" Sorry I'm sure I meant presidential elections,... than others per say? Or am I the only one who's thought of this, I wonder? Of course there are other pressing factors such as maybe the economy or the rights of gays or pro choicers. However I keep coming back to whether or not we would be alive or have freedom at all with which to grow our economy or have our "very special personal freedoms" AT ALL- if it were not for the military personnel who give up their very lives, to defend our lives, our freedoms AND OUR "right to vote"? Well maybe I'm way off the rocker on this one? What do you guys think?
3 responses
@bobmnu (8160)
• United States
28 Oct 08
I don't think they should have any more say but their vote should count. In the last election the Democrats went to court to challenge the mail in votes of the military because the ballots were not delivered by US Mail but rather by Military mail. Many soldiers lost their vote because they were in Iraq Defending our freedoms and could only mail in their vote by military mail. Democrats support votes for felons and illegals but not for the troops.
• Germany
24 Oct 08
I don't really think anyone should have more of a vote. My husband is military and even though I hate when he has to deploy, it is something he chose to do with his life. He doesn't regret it. Its his good deed in this world. If we started saying military had more of a vote, then what about gays, or poor people? Whoever gets voted in most definitely affects military, gays, and the less fortunate before anyone else. It is their lives that could be changed the most.
@urbandekay (18312)
22 Oct 08
Where do you want to go with this? Maybe farmers should have more say since without farms we'd all starve. No, you choose to be in the military and get paid for it, it doesn't buy you extra rights in a democratic system all the best urban