The poor should be banned from voting
The richest 10% should be banned from voting
The top 1% should be banned from voting
Only the middle class should be allowed to vote
This does not mean just because someone is poor they get a free ride. Being poor is not an excuse for failure although being poor is often a result of failure, as was in my case. No excuse for not being able to pull yourself up and out of it and become a successful, contributing member of society, period.
Has nothing to do with "screwball conservative idea's" and everything to do with good solid conservative values.
Last edited by Black Dog; 10-30-11 at 11:06 AM.
No Lives Matter
And it has to be actual hands dirty community service.
Money can't buy your way out.
I don't even mind a basic civics test, as long as it is done in such a way that it doesn't disenfranchise ANYBODY.
re: Limiting voting rights to those who have "proven" themselves worthy.
First, unreasonably subjective. Who decides?
Second, the potential for abuse is rampant.
Third, and most important in my mind, is the short-sightedness and hypocrisy. The people who want to limit others who haven't 'earned' it, in part because they fear those others might somehow vote their self-interests, are actually guilty of the same premise. They want only people who are like themselves, whether it be in work ethic and/or mindset, participating. They're good at talking the talk of freedom, but failing miserably at walking the walk. It's really nothing more than thinly-veiled discrimination.
The Supreme Court has acknowledged the provisions of Section 2 in recent times. For example, in Richardson v. Ramirez, 418 U.S. 24 (1974) the Court cited Section 2 as justification for the states disenfranchising felons.
No Lives Matter
I'm ok with current felons not having the right to vote, but feel that felons that have served their sentences fully should regain their right to vote.
I really don't see the need to take away the right at all, but current felons aren't real high on my priority list, and their voting rights aren't nearly as important to me. I'll concede that one.
There is a **** ton of things that I feel would satisfy the requirement.
Heinleins came up with the whole "pay it forward" idea as well, ya know.