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Thursday, May 12, 2005
Means Testing for Voting
I've heard a lot the last 6 months (and even before that, but much more in the last 6 months) about how those that voted for Bush are stupid and/or rednecks. If true, the solution is simple: means testing. If you can't pass some sort of minimum IQ test or something similar, you don't get to vote. With all the hubub about requiring ID, I'm guessing that this idea wouldn't go over too well.
I would love to see the response, though, especially if worded to make it look like it was only weeding out Bush voters. I'm guessing it would be something like "They have the right to vote, but we shouldn't listen to what they have to say." If that's a strawman, I'm hard-pressed to come up with a reason to oppose the test by those that criticize the fact that elections are decided by those it would weed out.
This post was inspired by a diatribe on a recent Bill Maher show about how rednecks see a stain and think it's the Virgin Mary. They left out how this occurred near Chicago, among the bluest areas of the country.
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