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Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?

 
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If it was against the law nobody in your whole shitty country would be allowed to vote.
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Canada.....your jealousy is showing...
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09/20/2012 12:54 PM
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
Yes. They are called "liberals".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1473848


OK, lets get this out of the way.

Yes they are republicans,
Yes they are democrats,
Yes they are religious people,
Yes they are immigrants,
Yes they are non-whites,
Yes they are Obamatards
Yes they are Romneytards,
Yes they are Paultards,
Yes they are conservatives,
Yes they are tea party followers,
Yes they are people like me,
Yes they are poeple like you,

OK, now that I've insulted everyone.. can we be serious?
 Quoting: Artlicious


Are you trying to suck all fun out of an already weak thread?
Anonymous Coward
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09/20/2012 12:55 PM
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btw, why tf do you guys have election machines ?!

why not simply use good old paper and pencil.
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
Someone asked me the other night and I didn't know.

I thought it might be a good topic for discussion on GLP.

I don't care who you think they will or will not vote for, I just wonder if they are alowed to vote?

Are there any IQ restrictions or restrictions against mentally challenged or even insane people? People with all sorts of mental disorderes? Which ones are allowed to vote and which ones are not? Or can anyone vote regarless of IQ and mental stability?

Also, what percentage of the voting population are these people?

This is not a thread to hate on mentally challenged people or people with mental illness, just a thread to discuss their voting rights. Please keep your hateful comments to a minimum.

Thanks
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09/20/2012 12:57 PM

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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
Yes. They are called "liberals".
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1473848


OK, lets get this out of the way.

Yes they are republicans,
Yes they are democrats,
Yes they are religious people,
Yes they are immigrants,
Yes they are non-whites,
Yes they are Obamatards
Yes they are Romneytards,
Yes they are Paultards,
Yes they are conservatives,
Yes they are tea party followers,
Yes they are people like me,
Yes they are poeple like you,

OK, now that I've insulted everyone.. can we be serious?
 Quoting: Artlicious


Are you trying to suck all fun out of an already weak thread?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 300884


Busted.. Go find fun elsewhere..
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Artlicious (OP)

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09/20/2012 01:07 PM

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"Studies show that people with disabilities are interested in government and public affairs and want to participate in the democratic process. But because they are often locked out of the polling booth they stay home on election day. A study by researchers Kay Schriner and Douglas Kruse shows that people with disabilities are 20 percentage points less likely than non-disabled people to vote and 10 percent less likely to register to vote."

[link to www.accessiblesociety.org]
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Artlicious (OP)

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09/20/2012 01:21 PM

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[link to psychcentral.com]




"“If they haven’t been declared incompetent to vote and they’re a citizen of the United States and they’re over 18 and they’re a legal resident, they’re entitled to vote,” said Professor Pamela Karlan, from Stanford University School of Law.

Karlan says legally, someone like Director Simerley can fill out a ballot for his clients, if they’re illiterate or incapable. Freedom of speech even gives Simerley the right to share his political opinions.
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09/20/2012 02:14 PM
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09/20/2012 02:19 PM
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
Someone asked me the other night and I didn't know.

I thought it might be a good topic for discussion on GLP.

I don't care who you think they will or will not vote for, I just wonder if they are alowed to vote?

Are there any IQ restrictions or restrictions against mentally challenged or even insane people? People with all sorts of mental disorderes? Which ones are allowed to vote and which ones are not? Or can anyone vote regarless of IQ and mental stability?

Also, what percentage of the voting population are these people?

This is not a thread to hate on mentally challenged people or people with mental illness, just a thread to discuss their voting rights. Please keep your hateful comments to a minimum.

Thanks
 Quoting: Artlicious


Even when monkeys start to vote this will not change anything sheep.

Wake up
rup

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09/20/2012 02:21 PM

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i have been diagnosed with schizophrenia since i was 19 years old ... i have an iq of 170 ... mental illness and mental aptitude have nothing to do with each other ... the people who stereotype everyone with mental illnesses as lacking in intelligence are pretty much revealing their own lack of intelligence, knowledge on the subject, or their own slavery to the labeling which is branded on people like me by movies, etc ... i have a college degree and have been successful in life in all realms despite the struggles i have encountered ... of course, if i didnt take medication to control my symptoms it would be a different story ... just for the record, i am also nearly blind now due to a rare macular disease, and i am writing this with the help of a device which enables me to express myself thru typing ... i am not in any way implying that the OP or anyone in this thread is included in the ignorance squad i cited above, or that they do not know the difference between a mental illness and someone who is mentally retarded ... yes, i vote, and despite my handicaps i am probably more informed than most in reaching my choices, and more eloquent in expressing myself about these issues than most "normal" people
rup
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Yes. They are called "liberals".
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Several Democrats are showing up at the places these people are housed, RIGHT NOW, with absentee ballots for them.
 Quoting: PravdaDemocrat


Im sure that happens on both side. I'm guessing that many of these people vote for whomever their caregivers suggest.

However, since you did not have a link for you comment.. I found one.

[link to www.redstate.com]

"A North Georgia lawyer bused about 40 mentally retarded registered voters to Saturday’s elections of Democratic presidential delegates in hopes of getting their support."
 Quoting: Artlicious


I live near Chicagoland...

This is standard operating procedure for Democrats in this area, and has been for decades. Several have gone to prison for doing absentee ballots for those kinds of folks. It's an ACORN specialty. (or, Whatever they call themselves now). Just Google it.

It's just part of that Democrat Voter Fraud Machine that the Media keeps telling you doesn't exist, and is just a figment of Glenn Beck's imagination, no matter how many hundreds of Democrats get convicted of it...
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09/20/2012 02:25 PM

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i have been diagnosed with schizophrenia since i was 19 years old ... i have an iq of 170 ... mental illness and mental aptitude have nothing to do with each other ... the people who stereotype everyone with mental illnesses as lacking in intelligence are pretty much revealing their own lack of intelligence, knowledge on the subject, or their own slavery to the labeling which is branded on people like me by movies, etc ... i have a college degree and have been successful in life in all realms despite the struggles i have encountered ... of course, if i didnt take medication to control my symptoms it would be a different story ... just for the record, i am also nearly blind now due to a rare macular disease, and i am writing this with the help of a device which enables me to express myself thru typing ... i am not in any way implying that the OP or anyone in this thread is included in the ignorance squad i cited above, or that they do not know the difference between a mental illness and someone who is mentally retarded ... yes, i vote, and despite my handicaps i am probably more informed than most in reaching my choices, and more eloquent in expressing myself about these issues than most "normal" people
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Well said and I agree, not everyone recognizes the differences in mental diseases, illnesses, and disabilities... nor should they all be classified together. Thank your for your input and sharing your thoughts.
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09/20/2012 02:26 PM
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i have been diagnosed with schizophrenia since i was 19 years old ... i have an iq of 170 ... mental illness and mental aptitude have nothing to do with each other ... the people who stereotype everyone with mental illnesses as lacking in intelligence are pretty much revealing their own lack of intelligence, knowledge on the subject, or their own slavery to the labeling which is branded on people like me by movies, etc ... i have a college degree and have been successful in life in all realms despite the struggles i have encountered ... of course, if i didnt take medication to control my symptoms it would be a different story ... just for the record, i am also nearly blind now due to a rare macular disease, and i am writing this with the help of a device which enables me to express myself thru typing ... i am not in any way implying that the OP or anyone in this thread is included in the ignorance squad i cited above, or that they do not know the difference between a mental illness and someone who is mentally retarded ... yes, i vote, and despite my handicaps i am probably more informed than most in reaching my choices, and more eloquent in expressing myself about these issues than most "normal" people
 Quoting: rup


i find this elaboration very helpful. thank you very much.
rup

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09/20/2012 02:49 PM

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thank you for the positive feedback on my post ... i am in the minority as far as most people with serious mental illnesses are concerned, and for every one person like me there are hundreds or thousands who are not as lucky or possess the drive to stay above the divergence point of reality versus dark descendence ... judging by the way many mentally ill people are treated in group homes, hospitals, or family homes, i would venture to say their votes are often at the mercy of their caretakers' own choices ... then again, despite this sad fact, not all caretakers vote the same way, so it probably equals out more or less to be negligible ... for those like myself who live independently and have used their symptoms as a way to rise above the crowd in a unique way, and those who are cared for in a loving, understanding way in contrast to being forced into being victims because of their symptoms, our vote can reflect a true individual choice based on the spirit of freedom
rup
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09/20/2012 03:07 PM
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You are mentally challenged or ill if you think your vote counts, or that your votes have an effect.

I'm quite sorry.
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
You are mentally challenged or ill if you think your vote counts, or that your votes have an effect.

I'm quite sorry.
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in all likelihood a true statement ... but in the context of this thread, that would be like asking someone if they had the ability to urinate into the ocean, and when they proved they could, remarking that it was stupid since you can never raise the level of the oceans by doing so
rup
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09/21/2012 02:41 PM

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You are mentally challenged or ill if you think your vote counts, or that your votes have an effect.

I'm quite sorry.
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in all likelihood a true statement ... but in the context of this thread, that would be like asking someone if they had the ability to urinate into the ocean, and when they proved they could, remarking that it was stupid since you can never raise the level of the oceans by doing so
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rockon ... Love the analogy!
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09/21/2012 02:46 PM
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
Ask a Democrat!
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Yes, they are. They call it "democracy".
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in this country, yes certainly, as long they are not assigned a legal steward.
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I know if a person in the us is on va disability and has a fiduciary, they cant own a gun, travel is more difficult (you are red flagged at the airport more) but cant remember if it included losing voting rights. Getting a voters registration card is so easy though i cant see that stopping anyone. Should mentally ill people be able to vote? why not. I dont see any reason they shouldnt. If enough brain is there to stand up at the poll booth (or get an absentee ballot) that should be enough. Imagine if retarded folk go first, then autistic persons, then rape victims and people with bipolar and other similar issues, then those with hands or feet missing, then anyone with add/adhd, then those with a drug problem, then people with terminal illnesses that are still ambulatory, then facial recognition gets those with funny faces kicked out, then mind reading devices get used and kick out the remaining under the radar psychos. This goes on until few voters are left. how many people in this cpuntry suffer from mental illness? it would be a witch hunt.
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No ones ever tried to stop me.
”It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
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No ones ever tried to stop me.
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lmao
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They are not only allowed, they are encouraged to vote.
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09/21/2012 05:45 PM
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Sure, heck - one even became a "two term" president :
George W. Bush.
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Re: Are mentally challenged / mentally ill, people allowed to vote?
This is a good question considering they are trying to ban gun ownership for said individuals.