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originally posted by: JAGStorm
Simmer down, simmer down.
I don't really think that is a good thing. I do think it would be interesting to make citizens pass
a basic US government test before voting.
How many uneducated voters are there? Do you think literacy would change the outcome of elections?
I've know so many people on both sides of the voting fence just go in and vote straight Republican or Democrat without
even know who they are voting for. I see this on a local level where I live. This isn't just about poor young people, a lot of this
can be said for elderly too.
Can we really trust uneducated people with such a responsibility?
Some of these same questions come up regarding felons and their voting rights, or lack thereof.
Why? They don't make good decisions, have low morals, are uneducated etc...
originally posted by: RobertCavitt
Furthermore unless the laws have changed you have to pass such a test, or I had to pass such a test before graduating middle school. So unless you or someone you know dropped out of 7th grade every United States Citizen has pass such a test.
Its agendas such as this that have ruined this country. Why not just shoot all the blue collar workers while your at it.
originally posted by: MyToxicTash
a reply to: Bluntone22
So people are against the constitution. I thought folk here stood by the constitution? and are against government interference which it would be If you had to pass a test or something.
Who makes the test? the government that's who don't give them more power and more power to take away peoples votes.
originally posted by: Flyingclaydisk
a reply to: JAGStorm
I don't think that's enough!
I don't think people should be able to vote until they can recite Pi out to 137 places behind the decimal AND do a Triple Axle, Double Lutz, Triple Axle on ice skates, back to back, ten times without missing, AND eat 4 pounds of Surströmming followed by a glass of warm curdled milk mixed with hot stale beer...without gagging (or crappin' their britches)...AND...then go out on a boat in huge swells in the blazing sun and have to stare into an ashtray full of cigarette butts mixed with Mayonaise which has been sitting in the hot sun for 4 days...without barfing!
THEN...they should be allowed to vote!
We have a growing number of functionally illiterate people in our country. We also have a large number of them who live off of the government. Why should they vote?