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Old 07-08-2009, 04:18 PM
 
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The politicians can promise anything to the people. The intelligent, of which there are fewer, are disenfranchised by the sheer majority of the ignorant breed-like-rabbit folks who believe the lies. This goes equally for rednecks as well as minorities.
Wow! Couldn't have said it better myself.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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If you knew the first thing about history, you would know that my comment makes perfect sense. Anyone advocating a "literacy test" is living in the late 1800s.

Why don't you try to learn something for once?

Literacy test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wow. Were you home schooled or something?
I don't see anything in this amendment guaranteeing the right to vote. I do see however the interpretation:

The Fifteenth Amendment is the third of the Reconstruction Amendments. This amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from using a citizen's race,[1] color or previous status as a slave as a voting qualification.

Nope, don't see the explicit right.

As for homeschooling, I managed to get my Ph. D. despite all of the public schooling I received.
Whatever school you attended ought to have their accreditation revoked.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:20 PM
 
Location: I currently exist only in a state of mind. one too complex for geographic location.
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If you knew the first thing about history, you would know that my comment makes perfect sense. Anyone advocating a "literacy test" is living in the late 1800s.

Why don't you try to learn something for once?

Literacy test - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Wow. Were you home schooled or something?

I don't see anything in this amendment guaranteeing the right to vote. I do see however the interpretation:

The Fifteenth Amendment is the third of the Reconstruction Amendments. This amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from using a citizen's race,[1] color or previous status as a slave as a voting qualification.

Nope, don't see the explicit right.

As for homeschooling, I managed to get my Ph. D. despite all of the public schooling I received.
be nice to her. she's from another country.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Whatever school you attended ought to have their accreditation revoked.
Yes yes yes...I'm sure they should revoke it.

Oh well...my students will disagree, as well as the foundations that fund my research. I'm sure most of these people (except for a few of the iDork gadget addicted freshman) would pass this hypothetical test.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:22 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Actually, that's so naive and simplistic that, considering the fundamental cruel purpose of your proposal, I have to believe it's tongue-in-cheek.

I mean, you're not really that naive, are you?

It is you who are naive. And that's really putting it nice. It is not naive to think that the poor and unedjucated have access to a public library.

How exactly is my purpose cruel? That makes no since whatsoever.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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If you believe in democracy and the idea that all citizens should be represented by our government, then no, a knowledge test would be a terrible requirement.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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If you believe in democracy and the idea that all citizens should be represented by our government, then no, a knowledge test would be a terrible requirement.
It's a good thing we're not in a democracy then.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, Alaska
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The privilege to vote is not explicitly guaranteed. It only illustrates the conditions in which it cannot be denied. The privilege also lost upon committing a felony, yet that's not in the constitution, is it?
All four of those amendments begin with "The right of citizens of the United States..." but you think it is a "privilege." The truly scary part is that you are allowed to vote.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Yes yes yes...I'm sure they should revoke it.

Oh well...my students will disagree, as well as the foundations that fund my research. I'm sure most of these people (except for a few of the iDork gadget addicted freshman) would pass this hypothetical test.
If they only knew how uneducated you actually are, there's no doubt they'd pull their funding in a heartbeat. Luckily for you, none of them are likely members here, or if they are, know your true identity. I fear for your (alleged) students.
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Old 07-08-2009, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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If you believe in democracy and the idea that all citizens should be represented by our government, then no, a knowledge test would be a terrible requirement.
You may have a point. It's nice to finallt here an intellegent argument against the idea.
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