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Do you think people should have to display an understanding of politics before being allowed to vote


I don't mean an in-depth understanding, just a basic one of how government works and what each party/candidate stands for.

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Steven Pearson (mattforte) says

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    Radikum 4 years ago

    Yeah, we live in a Plutocracy!

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    Live To Write (Laurinzo Scott) 4 years ago

    Bravo STIGMA I couldn't have said it better.


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    Mr. Happy 4 years ago

    "Even when the candidates appeal to our sense of justice and our desire for peace and prosperity before they are elected, they just do the same as their predecessors once they are elected." - We can try impaling a few and see if things change.

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    Sheepsquatch 4 years ago

    I agree. At times I want to say people who are ignorant should not vote, but whoever would be in charge of sorting voters would have all the power.

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    Petra Vlah 4 years ago

    Very few people are voting the way it is. Should knowledge (of any kind) enter the equation, then even fewer people will vote. Would that change anything? Not at all! The voice of "we the people" never counted for much - ask corporate America!

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  • Larry Wall 4 years ago

    To my knowledge the only people who are disinfranchised are those who do not register and do not choose to vote and convicted felons, many of who are able to regain their right to vote. Murder of one person by one person is as bad as a serial killer.

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  • Larry Wall 4 years ago

    You have to take a course in government (Civics when I was a student). You just had to pass it--not understand it or even agree with it.

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    Mr. Happy 4 years ago

    Is reality not what we make it?


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  • detroitmare 4 years ago

    There are two questions asked here. One is about understanding politics and the other is about understanding government. I am hereby changing my answer to No, Yes. Nobody understands politics completely...except maybe lying politicians.


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detroitmare says

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  • detroitmare 4 years ago

    Vote me down. Do it! They told you to on a TV commercial didn't they?


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    annerivendell 4 years ago

    Voting is but the casting of an opinion, yes. But the casting of it has an effect on all of us, so one would hope that it is an informed opinion, which is entirely different to a "correct" opinion.

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