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Old 09-22-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: Nesconset, NY
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There's no point in letting an ignorant person's vote equal the same as a knowledgable person's vote.

Just as we have SATs to measure a person's likely success during college and FICA scores to measure a person's credit worthiness, we should have scores which give a value 0%-100% of what our vote is worth.

A "smartocracy"....knowledge determines class and one's level of competency to make informed decisions and to govern those less smart.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:39 PM
 
Location: Salisbury,NC
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There's no point in letting an ignorant person's vote equal the same as a knowledgable person's vote.

Just as we have SATs to measure a person's likely success during college and FICA scores to measure a person's credit worthiness, we should have scores which give a value 0%-100% of what our vote is worth.

A "smartocracy"....knowledge determines class and one's level of competency to make informed decisions and to govern those less smart.
The new Jim Crow laws. What other ways do you have to limit voting rights?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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There's no point in letting an ignorant person's vote equal the same as a knowledgable person's vote.

Just as we have SATs to measure a person's likely success during college and FICA scores to measure a person's credit worthiness, we should have scores which give a value 0%-100% of what our vote is worth.

A "smartocracy"....knowledge determines class and one's level of competency to make informed decisions and to govern those less smart.
Would you like me to test your knowledge as a voter?
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Greer
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It might be a good idea in theory. In practice this will be corrupt beyond imagination with tests rigged to pass certain voters and screen out others.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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Would you like me to test your knowledge as a voter?
Yes I can write the test, I guarantee he/she will not pass.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:52 PM
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Location: By the sea, by the sea, by the beautiful sea
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I say the testing should be of those running for office, the results should be public record.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:54 PM
 
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There's no point in letting an ignorant person's vote equal the same as a knowledgable person's vote.

Just as we have SATs to measure a person's likely success during college and FICA scores to measure a person's credit worthiness, we should have scores which give a value 0%-100% of what our vote is worth.

A "smartocracy"....knowledge determines class and one's level of competency to make informed decisions and to govern those less smart.
Yeah..... NO.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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Knowledge of what, specifically? Do you have an idea yet for what kind of test you would like to see?
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:25 PM
 
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There's no point in letting an ignorant person's vote equal the same as a knowledgable person's vote.

Just as we have SATs to measure a person's likely success during college and FICA scores to measure a person's credit worthiness, we should have scores which give a value 0%-100% of what our vote is worth.

A "smartocracy"....knowledge determines class and one's level of competency to make informed decisions and to govern those less smart.

Seriously you need to watch Idocracy. Its what the left wants us to be.
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:29 PM
 
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Would you like me to test your knowledge as a voter?
hee hee... this might be fun!


i do think a person ought to know something about what they are voting on.

in just about ever electoin cycle, I find myself not voting in some election because I have no idea who any of the candidates are.


I don think a person ought to know who the president is. who the VP is, what party they are from.

who their congressmen/senators are and their parties.

who the chief Justice is and at least 3 or 4 of the Supremes. (I like that name for the other justices)...


by "should" I mean should. not that one should have to pass a test with those things on it.
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