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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Off topic. BTW neither do I.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its not going to happen. Your one shot went out the window when Obama was re-elected. I think God daily that Obama was re-elected. If Romney had won, he would have appointed right-wing activist judges that would have altered our Constitution for the next generation. Obama's re-election protects the balance on the court for the next generation...and if he gets more than two more appointments, he could protect it for generations to come.
    So in other words - you don't want balance on the bench. You want judicial activism that will bend to your ultra-left policies.

    Figures. I expect nothing less of you.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanWoman76 View Post
    Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote? Or should voter be required to document that they have done a reasonable effort at researching candidates and issues to obtain a voter I.D.? Should equal use of both Democrat and Republican news sources be part of the definition of reasonable effort? Should people who are unemployed have to spend more time on research than the employed, to qualify as a reasonable effort? with each person's search documentation attached to their identity and subject to a challenge, and the way they voted remaining anonymous? Should we make it easier to obtain voter I.D. than it presently is, by eliminating proof of current residence as a requirement, which poses an unnecessary hardship on the poor and minorities?
    Everybody is ignorant about something...and some... a lot of things. Apparently we aren't omni-potent beings.

    That said:

    Which political entity do you want to define "Ignorant" and then enact a voting law around that specific definition?

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    I hope so too. And I hope in defining "health of the mother" they take into account emotional health, that rape victims who have ended the rape pregnancy with an abortion, are 5 times more likely to commit suicide than rape victims who bring the baby to term, and women who are not rape victims, who have abortions, have an overall 3 times higher suicide risk than women who have given birth. It should also be taken into account how much lower the cancer rate is among women who have given birth than among women who have not, and how much longer the elderly live who have grandchildren than the elderly who do not.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    No, not ignorance, WILLFUL ignorance. There's a difference between just being human ans as a result, not having all the answers, and being an irresponsible jerk, inflicting the results of one's vote on everyone else without trying to get any of the answers. No, not a political entity, schoolteachers, because determining whether a person is participating in their education, is within their professional expertise. Teachers of private schools only, so that they don't have the conflict of interest, of being government employees.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanWoman76 View Post
    Teachers are best qualified to define a measurement of whether a person is participating in their own education. It's within their professional expertise. It should be done by teachers of private schools only, so that there's no conflict of interest.

    I personally believe its the parents responsibility.
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its not going to happen. Your one shot went out the window when Obama was re-elected. I think God daily that Obama was re-elected. If Romney had won, he would have appointed right-wing activist judges that would have altered our Constitution for the next generation. Obama's re-election protects the balance on the court for the next generation...and if he gets more than two more appointments, he could protect it for generations to come.
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post

    I personally believe its the parents responsibility.
    voters' parents should vouch for whether voters have made an effort to educate themselves of the candidates and issues? NO! 1) most of the well-informed voters have outlived their parents 2) most parents would just sign the note randomly upon request. 3) willfully ignorant voters usually learned how to be willfully ignorant from their parents.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanWoman76 View Post
    No, not ignorance, WILLFUL ignorance. There's a difference between just being human ans as a result, not having all the answers, and being an irresponsible jerk, inflicting the results of one's vote on everyone else without trying to get any of the answers. No, not a political entity, schoolteachers, because determining whether a person is participating in their education, is within their professional expertise. Teachers of private schools only, so that they don't have the conflict of interest, of being government employees.
    Just a thought if you are responding to someone you can use the "Reply With Quote" option
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanWoman76 View Post
    No, not ignorance, WILLFUL ignorance. There's a difference between just being human ans as a result, not having all the answers, and being an irresponsible jerk, inflicting the results of one's vote on everyone else without trying to get any of the answers. No, not a political entity, schoolteachers, because determining whether a person is participating in their education, is within their professional expertise. Teachers of private schools only, so that they don't have the conflict of interest, of being government employees.
    I'd say that conservatives would have a problem with that...because most teachers are seen as liberals. So their definition and tests...might not be agreeable with the conservative public.

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