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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    There should be an IQ test before being allowed to register to vote ... even though 13% of the population, the darker among us, would fail.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Quantavius View Post
    People should have to take a test to vote, like that for citizenship.
    A simple “literacy test” will do, along with a poll tax.

    That's what worked before, to achieve the same purpose that any test you propose would serve.
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Most voters are ignorant of who they are voting for, especially as they move down the ticket. Like who really knows the judge or state senator for whom they are casting a ballot.
    Do we need reform ?
    Why must we have to vote for judges ?
    When I am faced with this , I do NOT vote; knowing and frustrated that this does no good..
    I either do not vote or I use the Women's Voting Guide which helps a little.
    So, should the ignorant be allowed to vote ?
    Of course, this is a bit better than allowing some know-it-all to determine who votes and who does not...
    IMO, there is no man who should be allowed to do this..
    And I think that it is impossible for a man to be "willfully ignorant"...

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I strongly support weighting votes based on the knowledge of the voter. IMO, it's embarrassing that we use a system where the vote of a political genius counts the same as someone who votes based solely on the skin colors of the candidates.
    You must know that this cannot work....
    The political genius does not exist
    No man is going to admit to any bias..
    But, if we have a politically knowledgeable man , he may be able to sway others to accept his position and thus make his vote more powerful.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    I strongly support weighting votes based on the knowledge of the voter. IMO, it's embarrassing that we use a system where the vote of a political genius counts the same as someone who votes based solely on the skin colors of the candidates.
    One man one vote.

    Every one's vote should be equal In strength.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by DDD View Post
    Plus politicians lie. The one they may think that they know may be just a show designed to gather more votes.
    Examples of universal truth: politicans lie, and night follows day.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    This is another one of those ideas that sounds good, but is boneheaded and absurd upon closer inspection. Who determines what is ignorant, let alone willfully ignorant? You? Me? Some politician that you already don't trust? What's reasonable? What would the test be? How government works? Partisan ideals? IQ test?

    People who support this kind of idea essentially are foolish enough to think they would somehow be a primary beneficiary.
    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 willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    One man one vote.

    Every one's vote should be equal In strength.
    In your world,

    1 oz. of crap = 1 oz. of gold
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    In your world,

    1 oz. of crap = 1 oz. of gold
    Who says that all gold is valuable. That 1 oz. of gold could be 1 oz. of gilded crap

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Examples of universal truth: politicans lie, and night follows day.
    If only there was a way to see through their true intentions. I have been thinking about this actually. Even if a politician truly believes in their future projects, and we can objectively see in their beliefs (say with a truth device), nothing to guarantee that those projects may actualize! What is to keep the politician from changing his mind?
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