Is it fair my vote is worth the same as someone else's who may not understand the issues?
- NOT everyone should be allowed to vote.29% (2)73% (11)59% (13)Vote
- Everyone should be allowed to vote regardless of intelligence.71% (5)27% (4)41% (9)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
While that idea sounds good in theory it was tried in practice in the US during the 1800s, usually in the form of a literacy test, specifically to stop children of immigrants, and freed slaves from being able to vote, but ironically if you or your parents could vote before the laws were passed (read you were white-Anglo) you were exempt.
What sounds like a good idea on paper, is in reality, unenforceable, and presents a golden opportunity for voter suppression, usually of poor people, and ethnic minorities. Plus there is only punishment here, even if it does work how will people become more educated on the issues? Really the best and only way is to improve the educational system, and the incredibly polarized media system we have.1
Most Helpful Girl
NOT everyone should be allowed to vote. Some people are stupid as a mug! lol2