yes, only property owners should vote
no, let everyone vote
Why is voting a "privilege?" Who decided that? What criteria did they use? Are the only people who can declare what is or is not a right, a bunch of dead white politicians from the late 18th century? Why do other nations recognize it as a right, rather than a privilege?
Besides, you obviously don't care about anyone's rights. What you care about is making sure that people vote the way you want them to vote.
One thing that runs against your story is all white men had the vote, from illiterate factory/farm/mine workers to the Rockerfellers as our nation rose to power.
While 18 year old and minority men can be a large segment is some parts of the nation the biggest influx, nationally, of voters are women. So you seem to be blaming the dumbing down of the vote on women being allowed to vote...
Another fella opined only taxpayers should vote in national elections- silly qualification, all that takes to circumvent is everyone sending the IRS a penny, which would cost more to process than it is worth.
Let everybody vote but only count some as part of a vote.
Personally I think we should give the idea presented in the OP some serious consideration. I see a business opportunity here which could make me millions.
Take for example the concept from the image above. Now I go out into the middle of no-where and buy a couple of acre (or even miles) of worthless land. I just did a quick check and I can buy desert in New Mexico for about $2,500 per acre. There are 6,272,640 square inches in an acre of land.
If I sell the land by the square inch at $100 each (not including Title fees, etc.) - hmmm - that's $627,264,000 (627 Million). Not bad for a $2,500 investment.
OK - I'm in.
Last edited by WorldWatcher; 09-25-13 at 10:52 AM.