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Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

Old 01-19-20, 06:06 PM
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Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

Serious question, if the Purge was but to a vote, with the rules exactly like in the movies, would americans vote it in ?

It seems totally absurd, but 7 years ago, the thought of Trump being voted in as President would have been equally as absurd

I don't think it would quite get the numbers, but i do think 30% would seriously vote Yes for the Purge.

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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

If Charles Koch, Fox News, the NRA, talk radio and the rest of the right-wing intelligentsia wanted it to happen, they could probably convince the moon rocks to vote for it.

Even without a right-wing media push, you could probably get 35-40% of the people to vote for it who wouldn't even need convincing.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

The kind of folks who would most want to participate in something like the purge seldom vote. Probably never voted in their lives and wouldn’t be able to figure it out.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

No, I don't think we would.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

Not sure about a purge but I am for bringing back feeding Christians to lions for entertainment. Put it on pay per.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

I haven't seen the movie. Does it mean that you can do what you want, and not be punished by law?

I would hire a couple hundred veterans, give them assault rifles, body armor, and a 50 cal on a jeep. Then I would go to a wealthy neighborhood and start collecting valuables.

People who live in wealthy neighborhoods know this. They would not support the purge. They are also the people who spend millions on PACs. No one is going to pass a law that's opposed by both oil billionaires and Hollywood elite.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

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I haven't seen the movie. Does it mean that you can do what you want, and not be punished by law?

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The Purge in the movie allows people to commit random acts of murder for 24 hours and not be arrested.

So if you hate your neighbor, you can walk over to his house and shoot him with no consequences.


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The Purge in the movie allows people to commit random acts of murder for 24 hours and not be arrested.

So if you hate your neighbor, you can walk over to his house and shoot him with no consequences.
Not just murder. All crime is legal for 24 hours.
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I haven't seen the movie. Does it mean that you can do what you want, and not be punished by law?

I would hire a couple hundred veterans, give them assault rifles, body armor, and a 50 cal on a jeep. Then I would go to a wealthy neighborhood and start collecting valuables.

People who live in wealthy neighborhoods know this. They would not support the purge. They are also the people who spend millions on PACs. No one is going to pass a law that's opposed by both oil billionaires and Hollywood elite.
And the rich “bunker up” as part of it so it’s really about lower class people killing each other while the rich stay safe.
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And the rich “bunker up” as part of it so it’s really about lower class people killing each other while the rich stay safe.
I would imagine there’s a lot of carnage on that one night - a lot of mess to sort out by law enforcement in the following days. If I decided to take out a few rich people the next morning after they thought they were safe, It could get lost in the confusion of the purge aftermath. Just sayin’
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

No, I don't think so. I do think if we had a vote there would be people who make unofficial attempts at doing it after it's voted down because some people enjoy making terrible decisions.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

This thread is a doing a good job of proving how preposterous the movie’s premise is.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

As long as it happened on a day when Mitch, Rudy, Lindsay, and Rand were all at the WH with Donnie, sure!

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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

I need to watch The First Purge and the TV show. The first season is on HULU and the movie is on HBO, so will knock those out. I know season 2 of the show is either wrapping up its second season, but Paola Nuñez from Bad Boys for Life and The Son is in it, which is my main motivation for wanting to watch the show.

BTW, I think the Purge franchise had potential but they've all just been bad films. Part 2 is the best due to Frank Grillo rocking, but they squandered his appearance in part 3 along with the whole election year thing.

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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

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This thread is a doing a good job of proving how preposterous the movie’s premise is.
Yep. We just kill the lower classes slowly over time rather than in one night.
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Not sure about a purge but I am for bringing back feeding Christians to lions for entertainment. Put it on pay per.
Would you like to also bring back the holocaust for jews? And lynching of black people? And other disgusting historical mistreatment of whole people groups because you don't particularly like what a faction of them sometimes do?

Maybe I'm alone in this, but I don't think that kind of statement about any group of people, even if half-joking, should be allowed here.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

Agreed. He’s like 13 years old though. So cut him some slack.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

If people could vote and keep themselves exempt from it somehow, then yes, I sadly believe people would vote for this. Otherwise no way.
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If people could vote and keep themselves exempt from it somehow, then yes, I sadly believe people would vote for this. Otherwise no way.
Just like the draft.
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And the rich “bunker up” as part of it so it’s really about lower class people killing each other while the rich stay safe.

and THIS is why I believe it would in fact get voted in.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

We should do an "Otter: The Purge". I've been wanting to murder a few of you for years.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

There's a lot of gun lovers in this country anxious to shoot at real people. My uncle is one of them. I could see them voting for the Purge.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

Already been a few purges in America, it was just limited to crimes being legal against non white people.
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Absolutely not.
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Re: Serious Question - Would Americans vote in the Purge ?

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There's a lot of gun lovers in this country anxious to shoot at real people.
As we clearly see on a regular basis.

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