To: Freeper 007
No, 007, I'm worried about the loss of brain function.
posted on 10/19/2002 12:02:41 PM PDT
Would you prefer that we have a government agency to evaluate each person to make sure that they are fit to vote?
While it's pretty much understood around here that the majority of the people who vote Democrats into office are just greedy morons with their hands out, I'm not yet willing to accept that just because a guy got old that he should lose his right to vote.
My grandfather died while in his 80's. His mind was very sharp, but his body fell apart on him. He lost his vision and broke his hip. He spent the last several years of his life laying in bed. We would come and read the paper to him because he had a thirst for knowledge about current events, but had no way to get any information without help.
He went from a being a succesful lawyer who had everything, to an old man in a bed. Getting old sucks, but I can't imagine discounting the life of a person just because they are not as mobile as they used to be.
The bottom line is that you are just flat out wrong in asserting that you know anything about the people in this story. The guy could be a total moron who never knew how to read, or he could just have lost his sight. In fact, we don't have any clue to their political affiliation or any other information about them except that the husband is old and ill. I can't really blame the woman for not wanting to make the call to the election office. If she is caring for her sick husband then she is already very occupied, and one trip to almost any government agency is enough to make you avoid all contact with the government whenever you can.
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