yes, only property owners should vote
no, let everyone vote
"To waste, to destroy, our natural resources, to skin and exhaust the land instead of using it so as to increase its usefulness, will result in undermining in the days of our children the very prosperity which we ought by rights to hand down to them."~ Theodore Roosevelt (Message to Congress, Dec. 3, 1907)
definition of welfare)? Yes. That is what welfare is. Government policy aimed at meeting the needs of needy people. Medicare meets this definition, and that covers about 50 million Americans (link). Medicaid covers 62 million (link).
You only achieve tiny numbers of people using welfare by defining welfare very narrowly, which is misleading.
Information is not the basis on which I'm proposing discounting voting power among adults. I am proposing discounting the weight of the vote proportionally to the extent that voter relies on government assistance for his or her basic needs.Again, that does not constitute a low information voter. This is all only your opinion and nothing more.
"The knowledge and prudence of the poor themselves, are absolutely the only means by which any general and permanent improvement in their condition can be effected." - Thomas Malthus
actuality the founders did not want people who had no stake in america to vote, becuase they knew that those with no interest, would use the power of the vote, to take from those that had an interest [property], using injustice to do it.
James madison--This term in its particular application means "that dominion which one man claims and exercises over the external things of the world, in exclusion of every other individual."
In its larger and juster meaning, it embraces every thing to which a man may attach a value and have a right; and which leaves to every one else the like advantage.
In the former sense, a man's land, or merchandize, or money is called his property.
James Madison --The right of suffrage is a fundamental Article in Republican Constitutions. The regulation of it is, at the same time, a task of peculiar delicacy. Allow the right exclusively to property, and the rights of persons may be oppressed. The feudal polity alone sufficiently proves it. Extend it equally to all, and the rights of property or the claims of justice may be overruled by a majority without property, or interested in measures of injustice. Of this abundant proof is afforded by other popular Govts.[democracy] and is not without examples in our own, particularly in the laws impairing the obligation of contracts.
Property: James Madison, Property
Property: James Madison, Note to His Speech on the Right of Suffrage
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.