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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I don't think he is asking them.
    I think he is asking you!
    lol
    Is this some sort of hamfisted attempt at an insult? Nevermind reread it.

    Personally, I don't see it as a question worth asking. People are going to do what people will do and any sort of back seat driving like this doesn't accomplish anything.
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
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    If they are unintelligent, they may not understand that of which they have been informed.

    So I have to say intelligence matters most.
    not everybody is very intelligent but has enough awareness to know what to do.Social system must let everybody use his potential..
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    not everybody is very intelligent but has enough awareness to know what to do.Social system must let everybody use his potential..
    My uncle is extremely intelligent but doesn't think about anything beyond his personal needs or surroundings. He can't hold a relationship, yet he is the head of research at a large household brand name company.


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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My uncle is extremely intelligent but doesn't think about anything beyond his personal needs or surroundings. He can't hold a relationship, yet he is the head of research at a large household brand name company.

    yes ,mega ,at least he has such a potential
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    yes ,mega ,at least he has such a potential
    He is in his late 60s, if he was going to learn to be social, he would have done so by now.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    He is in his late 60s, if he was going to learn to be social, he would have done so by now.
    some men like your uncle are luckier in this world ,he is still the head of something
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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    My uncle is extremely intelligent but doesn't think about anything beyond his personal needs or surroundings. He can't hold a relationship, yet he is the head of research at a large household brand name company.

    Then build a system that is based on asking questions, as suggested, and intelligence.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Pretty embarrassing to hear stories of fools saying they voted for W cause they thought he was his father (this clearly qualifies as uninformed), or they just voted the top names, and other indicators that they're a detriment to humanity. Why not ask if we think they should be able to vote? Doesn't change my answer in the slightest. The sad thing is many teenagers and even convicts are far more informed than that and yet cannot vote.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Then build a system that is based on asking questions, as suggested, and intelligence.
    Which goes back to my earlier point, how would we construct an objective measurement? Especially given that political issues are always changing.

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    Re: Should Uninformed Citizens Vote?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Which goes back to my earlier point, how would we construct an objective measurement? Especially given that political issues are always changing.
    If one was needed to be created...
    I haven't seen any that would fit with the uninformed part, unless you wish to lower the standards all the way to the questions as presented earlier.
    Quote Originally Posted by JohnWOlin View Post
    -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.

    Or increase the standards a bit with the like of the following.
    Like add a few more about our elective system, Constitution and whether we are a Republic or a Democracy.


    As for intelligence.
    I think that could be a function of our average National IQ.
    If you have an IQ lower than (X) many points below the average, you will not qualify.

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