posted on Sep, 16 2009 @ 02:02 PM
What you could do , is introduce a kind of democracy based upon weighted votes that are related to certain means testing . An intelligence test , or
knowledge of current affairs , of foreign affairs, or a variety of other subjects you would feel to be relevant for an american population to be aware
of . Then allocate a vote weight to their score. Obviously adding in factors to compensate for age, disability etc . This way dumb people do not get
the same say as an educated voter .
And that would deter many from embracing ignorance , if they want an equal say on how the country gets to be run. This would also force networks like
fox news to report factually rather than to lie and spread disinfo to their audience if they wished for their party to succeed at the next election.
It would prevent any agency perpetrating falsehoods to further their agenda.
An informed person should have a higher weighted vote over the dullard , as they will be using their own discernment to make such a judgement based
upon their assimilation of information and how they consequently decide to vote based upon that . The dullard may well be but a drone, a zombie type
that only votes a certain way because of peer pressure or falsehoods. Thus they may only be voters by proxy of other agents who would steer them into
voting in a way contrary to what they may have done , had they not been the dullard. So, it is fair such people should have a lower weighted vote.
You can't have advancement curtailed by the ignorant.
I don't mean a straight line knowledge/IQ to vote weight ratio, university professors would get the same as the score deemed to be average . But vote
weight starts trailing off exponentially when you get into the low scoring region.
[edit on 16-9-2009 by Gun Totin Gerbil]