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I think it’s a legitimate question: Who is prevented from voting who wants to and is legally eligible to do so?  Even voter ID laws are not as prohibitive as they’re portrayed to be.  The political left suggests minorities have a more difficult time obtaining proper identification.  Why is that?  Is it inherent in having darker skin that you aren’t able to make your way to a State facility where identification is obtained?

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  1. Most of those people shouldn’t be allowed to vote anyway, not until they’re able to demonstrate at least a modicum of literacy.

    People chant, “Freedom! Democracy! Whoo, whoo!” and then feel good about themselves. But it makes no sense for the United States of America, or any developed nation, to follow the direction of morons who know absolutely nothing about the country they’re trying to direct. That’s why we need a mandatory civics exam in place. If you pass it, you vote. If you don’t, you don’t. That simple.

  2. Well T, wouldn’t that be unconstitutional? Beyond your opinion on the matter of who should be allowed to vote, you would lose a huge rural base through the Bible Belt and the South. I know for a fact that you would lose most of the conservative base throughout Texas in the same way all of the left leaning base of Detroit would fail. We could amend the Constitution though to make way for an exam. I wonder if that would lead to the aristocracy that often comes with dividing the citizenry in this way.

    The Constitution sets no limits beyond citizenship. This is the only bar, and it should be enforced with voter ID laws. I agree with John. If you don’t know how to get an acceptable form of ID at this point, your an idiot and you should miss out on an election.

    • In a perfect world everyone who votes would understand at a minimum how government works. What each branch is responsible for and their limitations. Each person would be familiar with the constitution. Each person would be familiar with various economic systems, and make a decision based on their own personal understandings of those things and what the candidates claim.

      Unfortunately we can’t give civics tests, and if it boiled down to it I’d probably oppose it as much as it would pain me to do so.

      I think voter photo ID is a no brainer though and presents no legitimate insurmountable obstacle. I’ve said before that I live in a state where they’ve always asked me for a photo ID and I never thought twice. Since I was an age where an ID was somewhat useful/necessary I got one and it wasn’t at all a hassle. Maybe that’s why I get so frustrated with people who claim it’s such a burden when I know better.

  3. Well T, wouldn’t that be unconstitutional? Beyond your opinion on the matter of who should be allowed to vote, you would lose a huge rural base through the Bible Belt and the South. I know for a fact that you would lose most of the conservative base throughout Texas in the same way all of the left leaning base of Detroit would fail. We could amend the Constitution though to make way for an exam. I wonder if that would lead to the aristocracy that often comes with dividing the citizenry in this way.

    The Constitution specifically prohibits race (15th Amendment), gender, (19th Amendment), and age (26 Amendment) discrimination in the voting booth. But what amendment prohibits putting registrees to the test? None. The fact the process varies state-to-state is evidence that voting is not an affirmative right (felons are not allowed to vote in many places).

    I’m not concerned about losing potential conservative voters. I want them to be informed voters that are conservative for the right reasons, not idiots that do what their pastor tells them to.

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