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Thread: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

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    Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Just wondering if it would help the direction of America if there was a minimum IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    No.
    A person with a low-I.Q. will never be elected to the Presidency.
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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    I think using IQ as a standard for intelligence is a poor one, I believe intelligence presents itself in various forms.

    Even if it were a good standard, I would oppose taking away the right to vote from ANY citizen; I'm a civil libertarian.

    If anything, the system should be replaced with one where EVERYONE has to earn the right to vote by demonstrating an understanding of what it means to live in a constitutional republic.
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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No.
    A person with a low-I.Q. will never be elected to the Presidency.


    It wasn't a standard to run for the presidency...it was to be able to vote for the president.



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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    To bad we cannot judge wisdom, as that would be a much better qualifier for voting.

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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    To bad we cannot judge wisdom, as that would be a much better qualifier for voting.
    Agree, totally agree.
    I feel that the man in the voting booth must be able to read..Also he should be able to comprehend "well written" instructions...
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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Just wondering if it would help the direction of America if there was a minimum IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?
    Didn't lefties already tried to bash the intelligence of everyone who voted for Bush and make similar suggestions of Jim Crow like voting test? Now it seems conservatives are doing the same thing because Obama won. As conservatives we shouldn't be pulling the same immature nonsense that lefties pull. Leftist may bash the intelligence of voters who voted differently than they did, may make lies like Bush went AWOL,Bush stole the elections, Bush lied to get us into Iraq, and Bush masterminded 9-11 and so on , but just because one side does it doesn't make it right for the other to do the same thing.
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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Voted No.

    Two questions:

    1) What do you think the minimum IQ cutoff should be before voting is allowed?

    2) Who do you trust to design and adjudicate these tests?

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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    No.
    A person with a low-I.Q. will never be elected to the Presidency.
    He will if we get any more complacent than we already are.
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    Re: Should there be an IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?

    Quote Originally Posted by creativedreams View Post
    Just wondering if it would help the direction of America if there was a minimum IQ standard to be eligible to vote for President?
    No but I have no problem in restricting voting to those who are net tax payers or say disabled veterans who lost the ability to be net tax payers due to injuries sustained in service to the nation

    Those who don't contribute to the public treasury should not be able to out vote us who do
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