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Old 07-08-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I am starting to think that maybe people should have to take a basic test in order to be registered to vote. It seems to me that most people in this country no more about Michael Jackson, the NFL, or Spencer Pratt than they know about issues that have enormous impacts on all of our lives. The test would cover:

Basic Economics
Basic Current Events
Basic U.S. History
Basic World History

Should someone be allowed to vote that can't point to Europe on a map, or can't tell you what supply equals?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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yes.

It would remove the "nuke 'em all" redneck and "gimme money" welfare crowd.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:40 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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if voters had to take a knowledge test, democrats could never get elected
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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I am starting to think that maybe people should have to take a basic test in order to be registered to vote. It seems to me that most people in this country no more about Michael Jackson, the NFL, or Spencer Pratt than they know about issues that have enormous impacts on all of our lives. The test would cover:

Basic Economics
Basic Current Events
Basic U.S. History
Basic World History

Should someone be allowed to vote that can't point to Europe on a map, or can't tell you what supply equals?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Chicago Suburbs
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Noble idea, but good luck.
Organizations like ACORN along with Dem backing,will probably have illegals voting soon enough.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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And apparently I would not be able to vote as I spelled know "no".
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Wow, that would sure limit the number of votes, wouldn't it? I think it makes sense, but they would have to make amendments to the Constitution to allow for that - and that ain't gonna fly!
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Sacramento, Ca
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How about only property owners can vote, as it was originally here?
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:48 PM
 
Location: Planet Eaarth
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I am starting to think that maybe people should have to take a basic test in order to be registered to vote. It seems to me that most people in this country no more about Michael Jackson, the NFL, or Spencer Pratt than they know about issues that have enormous impacts on all of our lives. The test would cover:

Basic Economics
Basic Current Events
Basic U.S. History
Basic World History

Should someone be allowed to vote that can't point to Europe on a map, or can't tell you what supply equals?
Oh yes, let's disenfranchise all those who came from poor schools and poverty.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Redondo Beach, CA
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Yeah, it's illegal. And rightfully so. You sound like you belong in the Civil War era South.
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