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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I have seen the man on the street interviews where the person was asked to identify the candidate and the person could not do it. That kind of a voter is a danger to this country... I have also seen cases where the person interviewed had no clue where the candidate stood on the issues..........It is obvious those things mean nothing to you.
    LOL dude. With enough video editing and interviews, I can make anyone look like an idiot.
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Anyone willingly ignorant enough to think that someone else should decide if they are willingly ignorant enough to be excluded to vote should be excluded from voting.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

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    LOL dude. With enough video editing and interviews, I can make anyone look like an idiot.

    I don't thinks any reputable news source, MSNBC excluded, would do that........sorry
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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Thank you for your refreshing honesty in expressing your differing opinion. So who gets to be the person to decide who is willfully ignorant enough to be sure enough that willful ignorance exists or that it's damaging to America to vote with willful ignorance or that preventing that damage would protect America? You? Do you hope as our new dictator, to have a poll and then deny the voting rights of everyone who disagrees with you?

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by 66gardeners View Post
    Anyone willingly ignorant enough to think that someone else should decide if they are willingly ignorant enough to be excluded to vote should be excluded from voting.

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    Thank you for your refreshing honesty in expressing your differing opinion. So who gets to be the person to decide who is willfully ignorant enough to be sure enough that willful ignorance exists or that it's damaging to America to vote with willful ignorance or that preventing that damage would protect America? You? Do you hope as our new dictator, to have a poll and then deny the voting rights of everyone who disagrees with 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?
    The problem with qualifying who can vote in such a manner is determining where to draw that line, and determining who is qualified to draw it. Whoever assumes the role of picking out who gets to vote is now endowed with a great deal of power. They can essentially decide elections.

    Would you trust anyone with that kind of power? What happens when it becomes corrupt?

    Like they say, power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely...

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    the votes would still be anonymous, and the test would be a blind test, the tester wouldn't know which way the testee was going to vote, only how sincere an effort the person made to inform themselves before the election. but you wouldn't want the American people to have the power to put the vote in the hands of people who care about America, that would be pretty damn close to the American people having absolute power. You want to keep America pure and innocent as children by keeping Americans as powerless as children. That's just peachy.

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    That is a low blow my left wing friend........The only people who would want religion taught in public schools are your radical Islamic friends
    Don't want to disappoint ya, but I just looked and I happen to have a right wing to go along with my left wing. That makes me an independent wing.

    I don't want teachers in any type of school teaching religious values...period. I'd prefer all schools to be secular. But...we have a First Amendment....thank goodness. I would have never sent my children to a sect school...even if that was all that existed.

    I don't want teachers defining a test to be given to determine who votes and who doesn't. Apparently AmericanWoman76 wouldn't at all mind...and would in fact advocate allowing "private school teachers" control who votes.

    Back to you my find right wing friend...

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    Re: Should willfully ignorant people be allowed to vote

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanWoman76 View Post
    Thank you for your refreshing honesty in expressing your differing opinion. So who gets to be the person to decide who is willfully ignorant enough to be sure enough that willful ignorance exists or that it's damaging to America to vote with willful ignorance or that preventing that damage would protect America? You? Do you hope as our new dictator, to have a poll and then deny the voting rights of everyone who disagrees with you?

    I persoanlly think something could be devised like the quiz people get to get their citizenship........My wife is Korean and spoke very little English but when she took her test for citizenship she aced it....she was so proud we framed it and it still hangs over our fireplace.....
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