Disagree. If you can't be bothered to vote, then your voice doesn't count. Seems fair to me. Also, if you aren't going to educate yourself on the choices, I'd rather you didn't vote.
I agree that compulsory voting is problematic. But at least there shouldn't be obstacles to voting. It strikes me as odd that you must register to vote, and in the process you are required to say which party you support (correct me if I'm wrong). This is hardly a secret ballot. In most civilized countries everybody registered citzen above 18 is automagically registered to vote and IMHO this is how it should be.
Back in 2000 in Bush vs. Gore, paper ballots took center stage at the controversy and prompted the move to electronic.
Not quite. Voting machines were the problem, which were unable to count votes due to hanging chads.
A simple cross on a paper ballot counted by people is much less error-prone. Humans make errors, too, but are better at correcting them.
Disagree. I have a libertarian bent, and freedom to associate and spend money on a common political cause fits in with that.
I have the impression that money is more important than votes in the US electoral system. This doesn't seem right. My spider sense tingles when I read that the quality of a candidate is measured by the amount of donations he receives. This is obvious bribery.
Wow, fuck off. I'm not a fan of Fox News, but I'm not a fan of MSNBC either, and freedom of speech and the press is paramount.
IMHO feedom of speech should come with responsibility. It is hard to ignore that Fox (ab)uses their power to support a certain political direction. A news channel should try to be unbiased.