Cicil Liberties & the Judicial System

Post submitted by LaurenArnold (On January 15, 2004 at 11:14 am):

Do you think that it is fundamentally illegitimate for any citizen over 18 not to have the right to vote?

The reason I ask is the pervasive and ever increasing trend amongst States, who control both voting rights for state and federal elections, to disenfranchise, by law, convicts and ex-convicts.

Perhaps the flip-side of ensuring that all citizens have the right to vote is the idea of requiring all citizens TO vote.

Question posed by Aadil Ginwala

Post submitted by LaurenArnold (On January 11, 2004 at 3:37 pm):

Hey Everyone,

I’m excited about all the commentary going on and I’m looking to update the state of consensus a bit. I have a feeling that in itself will cause a stir :).

Anyway we’re changing the way we do things around here and instead of only discussing the state of consensus we’re going to have another layer of conversation just for current events, articles, case studies, controversial items, etc. This is going to be the main conversation and the state of consensus conversation is going to tie into this discussion. The state of consensus conversation will remain on the side lines, over on your right —>. I’ll be pulling themes from this conversation into the state of consensus.

Any questions? comments? thoughts? Hope that was clear, let me know if it’s not.

So now…..what would we like our first topic to be? The floor is open…….

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Question #2

Post submitted by LaurenArnold (On October 14, 2003 at 5:28 pm):

Question #2: Reflecting on our third objective in our current state of consensus, is it a goal to expand the rights of equal protection and privacy? In the year 2020 do we want to maintain or possbily give up a certain level of privacy? Will we feel more safe or less safe as a country if we allow the government more access? Is it necessary to expand equal protection? is the current state suitable? or is it lacking clarity?

Starting the Civil Rights Discussion

Post submitted by MichaelShirts (On September 24, 2003 at 9:04 pm):

Welcome to the Civil Liberties, Rights, and Judicial System policy discussion! Do you feel strongly about the infringements on your civil liberties, the exclusion of civil rights to some minority groups, or the state of the Justice System today? Would you like to see serious changes occur in the future in these areas of American life? Well you’ve come to the right place. This discussion group is building a vision of the state of American civil liberties, rights, and the Justice system in 2020. Discussion topics will be posted by Lauren, your Policy guide, but feel free to make suggestions. Your input is vital to this discussion and imperative to building this vision!

As we are just beginning this discussion the questions should be broad and overarching. Thus, the first topic of discussion is: What freedoms should be guaranteed to all Americans?

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