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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    The reality is this.

    Ask yourself: Should I be allowed to vote?

    If you can answer that question, you have answered this poll.

    It is shocking, but in reality, we are all very uninformed and give ourselves far too much credit, and give the other man far less credit than deserved.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Honestly no. Here is what I believe in all sincerity. You should be able to look at a questionaire and answer three simply questions:

    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the "Pledge of Allegiance"
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the current president?
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is how many states are in the union?

    If you cannot answer all those questions you should not get to vote.
    Which would just lead to claims of unfairness because a person got the majority of answers correct.





    Should an uniformed person be allowed to vote?
    Uninformed doesn't indicate a lack of understanding, so...


    Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?
    Uninformed as to what?
    How the system works?
    The difference between the various parties?
    The issues?; and then which issues?
    Where the candidates stand on the issues, when those issues may not concern the indvidual at all?
    What?

    So if you mean an unintelligent person, then my answer is yes.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    Honestly no. Here is what I believe in all sincerity. You should be able to look at a questionaire and answer three simply questions:

    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the "Pledge of Allegiance"
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is the current president?
    -Which of these a, b, c answers is how many states are in the union?

    If you cannot answer all those questions you should not get to vote.
    I've long been in favor of a basic poll test built around the citizenship exam. Simple stuff like what you have here.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    That's ridiculous. MSNBC may be horse**** but at least they aren't making attack ads.
    Is that because they are an attack ad? This would be the MSNBC of "The Middle Class Will Not Survive A Romney Presidency" hour on the Ed Show?

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?
    no.
    sounds elitest i know,
    and im not claiming to be any sort of genius.
    but the number of idiots i know who base their opinions and votes
    on daily show and colbert report monologues
    is ridiculous.
    and makes me wish they just wouldnt even bother to vote at all.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Who defines what uninformed is? The fact is that if you take most of the campaign ads as the whole truth, you are misinformed.

    I voted "yes."

    Paul Weyrich (RIP)



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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Yes, everyone should vote. This disinterest in voting weakens the system as a whole. The solution is more people becoming informed, not less voting.

    Not to mention the difficulty in determining who is or is not uninformed.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Morally they should not vote, but legally they should be allowed to vote. This is why I hate all those get out and vote public service commercials,they encourage the politically ignorant to basically pollute the polls.
    I hate "get out the vote" campaigns. I'll give the benefit of the doubt regarding the intent, but they actually do more harm than good.


    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    Uninformed voters should choose not to vote. Usually when I vote there are some obscure local elections that are also on the same ballot. In those cases where I know nothing of the candidates, I don't vote. I know people who will just vote straight Dem or straight Rep even if they have never heard of the candidate or if they don't know what a comptroller does, but I don't do that and I don't think others should do it either.
    I do that. Especially with posts like judges. Nine times out of ten I don't know who these people are. I have no qualms leaving some races blank while voting for races I am familiar with. In fact, I feel it is more responsible to not vote when you don't know the people/issues.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    The reality is this.

    Ask yourself: Should I be allowed to vote?

    If you can answer that question, you have answered this poll.

    It is shocking, but in reality, we are all very uninformed and give ourselves far too much credit, and give the other man far less credit than deserved.
    I think it means "relatively uninformed."
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    Hah. If someone put me in their sig, I'd never know. I have sigs off.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    allowed yes

    should no
    TD holy hell! I agree with you on something!!!!


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