Published on January 5, 2008 By danielost In Current Events
that they cannot vote because they don't measure up to our standards.

but where does it stop.

in england it used to be that they only ones with any rights were the royals and the nobles

then they decided that anyone who was a member of the church of england had rights.

then along came 13 colonies who gave everyone rights except for the slaves.

then there was a so called civil war that finally gave these rights to the slaves(read ex).




now we are going all the way back to telling people that if you don't know something you can't vote.

using this criteria that means the only ones who can vote will be those with phd's.


so tell me where does it end. there are more people voting and have always voted who don't know the issues.


go ahead little whip keep making fun at me. it only shows how stupid you are.
Comments (Page 2)
on Jan 08, 2008
Yes, they need to be taught. Most of all, they need to be taught that ignorance isn't something to brag about or be proud of... which is far to common these days. Education is the best way to combat the problem, but you can't force education on people in a free society, you can only make it available to them.

On the other hand, you can attach consequences to people's choices in a free society... that is what laws are.
on Jan 08, 2008

and your right i should have said all non-slave males. not everyone.

Sorry, but that is not a simple mistake.  There is a HUGE difference between "everyone" and "just 'non-slave' males".

 

on Jan 08, 2008
What about those who utterly refuse to be taught? Daniel is a perfect example.


Refusing to be taught is a choice... not letting the voluntarily ignorant vote is the consequence attached.
on Jan 08, 2008
not letting the voluntarily ignorant vote is the consequence attached.


sorry but this is also a choice


What about those who utterly refuse to be taught? Daniel is a perfect example.



I learn what I want to learn. but I don't hold a person's choice about learning or not learning against them.


I do hold stupid things people who are supposed to know better against them. like gene and his using the wrong words when he has supposedly written one or two books.
on Jan 08, 2008
sorry but this is also a choice


Exactly, and there is nothing wrong with attaching consequences to choices. We do it all the time... they are called "laws".