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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 02 Jan 2010 at 5:11pm
I'd like to see more of this happening ... tell us whats current ... 
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Quote Scott Replybullet Posted: 03 Jan 2010 at 9:23am
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This is an interesting debate ... share your thoughts fellow boardies ... I will be back with mine ... Wink ...

Do you think EX Pats should have the right to vote in their home country's election?

This is a tough question, and I see both sides of the issue here.  On one hand, you do not want people who do not live somewhere to make decisions for the people who do live there.  On the other hand, governments can and do make laws that can severely affect ex-pats, such as taxation and immigration laws. 

I do think that expats should not be voting in local elections, because they are not effected by the laws, but the people who live there are.  People thousands of miles away may THINK they knows what is best, but in reality, its the people who live there who have their hand on the pulse of the community.  They should be deciding the fate of their community, not someone with no real stake in the outcome.

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 Scott ... could you help to set up as a poll ... am no expert here ... thanks ...

Polls can only be created in certain forums by clicking on the NEW POLL button and filling out the form.  Unfortunately it is not easy to add a poll to a topic after it has been created.  I'll see what I can do though.
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 03 Jan 2010 at 11:52am
Thanks Scott.
Its something we should be talking about more ... am especially interested in inheritance and land ownership ... as populations explode it will become more controversial especially for those with very little to start such as the islands ... its already happening actually ...
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 03 Jan 2010 at 4:33pm
I don't think so. I live in the Virgin Islands and I would not go to Antigua to vote at election time. I'm not into politics, but if you've left your country, become a citizen of another country, I don't think you should return to your country of origin to participate as a voter in their election.

People in the VI hem and haw that VIslanders should vote in the Presidential election on the Mainland. Even though we are a territory of the U.S., I don't think it would be fair for us to participate in the voting. Example. This last election. If Virgin Islands could have voted, Obama would not have had to campaign hard. He'd have won the election by more than a landslide. Well, that's another topic altogether.



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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2010 at 4:45am
Good point Sandy ... very complex issue ...
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Quote sandra Replybullet Posted: 04 Jan 2010 at 6:06am
Yeah,; very complex.
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 9:00pm
I'd really like to see some debate in the political arena ... it is very important ...
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Well, in my neck of the woods, I'm not pleased with this administration. The governor is not doing a good job. He's wasting money. When he got in office, he spent half a million dollars installing security devices on his property. Imagine, the refuses to reside in Government House, instead, he's at his private residence. Most of the people who voted for him are so disappointed. I want him out, out, . Since he too office, he's just creating positions in government for his people, paying them high salaries, firing people who oppose him. I just can't stand that .   My blood pressure jumps sky high when I talk about that .
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Quote Citizen Eve Replybullet Posted: 06 Jan 2010 at 11:16pm
Could he be impeached ... or call a referendum ... and get his corrupt ass outta there ... seems like honesty is very difficult for our specie ... 
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