Adding multiple choice poll...
The point about working and owning land is that those people pay taxes - it has nothing to do with who has the mental capacity; rather, it's about not letting leeches vote. It seems that you're lying when you say that people should be "able to do basic problem solving [and] understand cause and effect" in order to vote - either that or you must think that you should be unable to vote.Mind blowing responses so far. I think only intelligent people should be able to vote. What would I define as intelligent? Any man, woman, and child (18+) regardless of class or creed who isn't influenced easily by religious belief, is able to do basic problem solving, understand cause and effect, and doesn't think that they are higher in society because they own land, have a job, or aren't being supported by by the government. How absurd, just because you, or any anyone else has those things, doesn't give you the 'right' choice, there are a lot of dumb people out there, and those factor's aren't mutually exclusive to either them, nor you.
I agree with all but the one about owning property and being employed.OK let's go negative as it is easier to eliminate than add in this case....
NO government employee of and kind INCLUDING active and reserve military at any level for any office.
No serving politician of any kind at any level.
No one who works for a company that gets more than 50% of it revenue from the G.
No one to gets any direct transfers of any kind from the government INCLUDING Social Security and Medicare or any other Government Pension.
(Note this would exclude me from voting as I am on a state pension)
No election officials of any kind. Five year ban from last election worked.
No one with out a Picture and Biometric ID presented on the day of voting. The card should be electronic and register and hold the vote to prevent fraud.
You should have to own property or prove employment.
I think this would solve many of our problems......
There is no Constitutional 'right' to vote in a national election. It just isn't in there. State elections.. that varies.It's supposed to be a free country, thusly everyone over 18. Otherwise those of you who wish to establish some form of ogliarchy are just as much what is wrong with this country as the ones you oppose voting!
You wanna go that route why not just say only veterans can vote, at least most veterans loved their freedom and their country enough to at least be willing to offer their life for it!!!!!!