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What can be done to reduce the influence of big industries on government decisions?
tynamite's avatar Give prisoners the right to vote!
Below is an extract of my answer for Should prison inmates be able to vote?
My answer is the easiest thing for you to get changed about America.

The only reason why prisoners are denied the vote, is not because they're criminals, but instead because the people in power don't want to give the poor people the vote. By scapegoating them as prisoners, they effectively deny them of their human rights, and deny you of your human rights of being allowed social mobility and freedoms. People turn a blind eye to this.

If more prisoners were allowed to vote, the Occupy Wall Street protesters would have less things to protest about. I know this, because most people who are in prison are poor. (America has the most prisoners than the whole of Europe has. They are in prison because they are poor.) If prisoners (in America), were allowed to vote (and read the real news), it would produce a much needed change in government rule. If you want to change one thing about the government, that's the one thing you have to change. The prisoners will be representing you, whilst their prison sentences won't decrease.
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What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

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