You are viewing an obsolete version of the DU website which is no longer supported by the Administrators. Visit The New DU.
Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login

Reply #13: Jonah may be shooting his party in the foot with that idea. [View All]

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU
Clark2008 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 12:37 PM
Response to Original message
13. Jonah may be shooting his party in the foot with that idea.
When one considers how misinformed viewers of Faux News are and how unlikely they are to pass any test, Jonah's idea may help liberals rather than conservatives.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
  -Should you be required to pass a test, in order to vote? Joe Fields  Aug-02-07 12:25 PM   #0 
  - Like the old literacy tests?  RGBolen   Aug-02-07 12:26 PM   #1 
  - why not have tests  mojowork_n   Aug-02-07 12:29 PM   #4 
     - Why oh why say "douche bags"?? Why not "enema bag"?  TahitiNut   Aug-02-07 12:32 PM   #8 
     - Less syllables  eggman67   Aug-02-07 02:34 PM   #45 
     - I stand corrected.  mojowork_n   Aug-03-07 12:27 PM   #90 
     - I was trying to think of the questions and correct answers to Haley Barbour's test  RGBolen   Aug-02-07 12:33 PM   #10 
  - Tests in order to be qualified to vote were used at one time.  China_cat   Aug-02-07 12:28 PM   #2 
  - How about only Republicans should take a test, maybe pay a poll tax too.  Pyrzqxgl   Aug-02-07 04:33 PM   #57 
     - No. Citizenship and qualifying age should be enough.  China_cat   Aug-02-07 06:11 PM   #72 
  - I would rather that candidates pass a test to qualify for the ballot  TechBear_Seattle   Aug-02-07 12:29 PM   #3 
  - Spot on  _testify_   Aug-02-07 12:31 PM   #7 
  - I think candidates should take lie detector tests and drug analysis tests, for starters!  Breeze54   Aug-02-07 12:33 PM   #9 
  - My thoughts exactly! n/t  Faux pas   Aug-02-07 12:53 PM   #27 
  - Really, I would much rather see that put into place. n/t.  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 01:13 PM   #31 
  - No, we should fund public education like it matters to us.  porphyrian   Aug-02-07 12:30 PM   #5 
  - I propose the same test the Navy uses to determine eligibility for promotion from O1 to O2  slackmaster   Aug-02-07 12:31 PM   #6 
  - I'm opposed to a test. It reminds me of the old days when only white rich men were allowed to vote.  DutchLiberal   Aug-02-07 12:34 PM   #11 
  - I'm 100% in favor of poll testing.  yella_dawg   Aug-02-07 12:36 PM   #12 
  - I sort of agree. I think that before this could happen, we need a MAJOR education  TheFriendlyAnarchist   Aug-02-07 03:58 PM   #56 
  - Jonah may be shooting his party in the foot with that idea.  Clark2008   Aug-02-07 12:37 PM   #13 
  - If Rethugs come up with questions & answers - all Faux approved - then  IndyOp   Aug-02-07 12:40 PM   #14 
  - Not a new idea-that was the basis of polling place discrimination against minorities from 1870s on  kenny blankenship   Aug-02-07 12:40 PM   #15 
  - No, but there should be parental competency test.  dkofos   Aug-02-07 12:41 PM   #16 
  - Don't test voters, test the machines they vote on. nt  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-07 12:41 PM   #17 
  - Bingo! nt  OmmmSweetOmmm   Aug-02-07 12:52 PM   #25 
  - No tests, just trash the fucking machines already.  lonestarnot   Aug-02-07 08:38 PM   #87 
  - How about we start with history tests?  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-02-07 12:42 PM   #18 
  - WJ used this as one of their questions the other day.  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-07 12:43 PM   #21 
  - WJ?  Bornaginhooligan   Aug-02-07 12:54 PM   #28 
     - Washington Journal.  sfexpat2000   Aug-02-07 01:10 PM   #29 
  - I'm not advocating anything, and, although I can speak toward  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 05:34 PM   #68 
  - Of course not. n/t  Zywiec   Aug-02-07 12:43 PM   #19 
  - Do you know where the term grandfathering a law or clause came from?  fasttense   Aug-02-07 12:43 PM   #20 
  - There is a test: can you register to vote?  mainegreen   Aug-02-07 12:48 PM   #22 
  - How about just a simple question?  Throwing Stones   Aug-02-07 12:50 PM   #23 
  - Why?  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 01:15 PM   #33 
     - If someone can't be bothered to find out that minimal amount of knowledge  Throwing Stones   Aug-02-07 01:21 PM   #34 
        - That's rather undemocratic, IMO.  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 01:34 PM   #37 
        - yup, and that's how we end up with 8 years of *  Throwing Stones   Aug-02-07 02:06 PM   #42 
        - You know, back in the 60s I spent time in Mississippi teaching people how to  Pyrzqxgl   Aug-02-07 04:53 PM   #63 
        - I'd say that my grandmother, who had less than an 8th grade education and couldn't  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 05:40 PM   #69 
        - I think that with rights also come responsibility.  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 05:42 PM   #70 
           - Citizens are already responsible.  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 06:34 PM   #77 
        - Doesn't that make the assumption  LanternWaste   Aug-02-07 02:13 PM   #44 
           - We make immigrants take a US history/government test to become citizens  Throwing Stones   Aug-02-07 04:36 PM   #58 
              - I imagine historians made the assumption for the history tests...  LanternWaste   Aug-02-07 05:11 PM   #66 
              - So why can't political scientists make the assumption for a politics test?  Throwing Stones   Aug-02-07 06:28 PM   #76 
              - And US citizens are required to attend school where they should be educated and  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 08:05 PM   #83 
  - Only those with something at stake should be able to vote, that includes all of us!  Sapere aude   Aug-02-07 12:52 PM   #24 
  - Been there, done that.  Connie_Corleone   Aug-02-07 12:53 PM   #26 
  - If we're determined to "overtest" HS kids.. Could we please add Civics??  annabanana   Aug-02-07 01:11 PM   #30 
  - The first thing I ask each new class of students  enlightenment   Aug-02-07 01:14 PM   #32 
  - Hopefully, Al Gore will be able to inject a larger feeling for the need to  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 01:22 PM   #35 
  - No testing for voting.  mmonk   Aug-02-07 01:30 PM   #36 
  - I wouldn't want that, either. But let's pretend that there were a way to  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 05:45 PM   #71 
  - The only "test" should be avoiding being declared INCOMPETENT to live your life.  dicksteele   Aug-02-07 01:37 PM   #38 
  - One of the folks I rounded up to vote last election  Ms. Toad   Aug-02-07 08:28 PM   #84 
  - One of the biggest problems for democracy in both the UK and USA...  LeftishBrit   Aug-02-07 01:38 PM   #39 
  - Maybe Goldberg wants to bring back Poll Taxes too  MrScorpio   Aug-02-07 01:39 PM   #40 
  - You are aware that this used to happen, right?  Katherine Brengle   Aug-02-07 01:45 PM   #41 
  - No, but you should be required to pass one to run for President..n/t  Virginia Dare   Aug-02-07 02:08 PM   #43 
  - Hell no. But it's no surprise to see a conservative trying to limit access to the ballot box  fishwax   Aug-02-07 02:51 PM   #46 
  - Wow....only the Elite can vote...  Madspirit   Aug-02-07 02:55 PM   #47 
  - The US affects the world.  Boojatta   Aug-02-07 03:37 PM   #50 
     - "DUH" retort  Madspirit   Aug-02-07 03:58 PM   #55 
  - Does anybody think Bush could have passed an exam to qualify him as president?  mnhtnbb   Aug-02-07 03:15 PM   #48 
  - No way, Too subjective. Too prone to abuse. WAY too UnAmerican.  tom_paine   Aug-02-07 03:32 PM   #49 
  - How do you know that it's too subjective before you have seen the test?  Boojatta   Aug-02-07 03:39 PM   #51 
     - Driving is not a constitutional right. Voting is.  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 03:42 PM   #52 
     - I was responding to "too subjective", not to "constitutional right."  Boojatta   Aug-02-07 03:44 PM   #53 
        - The subjectiveness of a driving test doesn't matter -  Left Is Write   Aug-02-07 08:28 PM   #85 
     - Comparing apples and oranges.  tom_paine   Aug-02-07 06:15 PM   #74 
     - Doesn't matter if driving tests are subjective - driving is not a right. NT  mondo joe   Aug-02-07 06:43 PM   #78 
     - Sooner or later, it would be. It always is. That's why we outlawed them in the first place. nm  dicksteele   Aug-02-07 08:38 PM   #88 
  - I have a better idea.  LWolf   Aug-02-07 03:55 PM   #54 
  - yes - and the test is simple . . .  DrDan   Aug-02-07 04:37 PM   #59 
  - Certain people LOVE restricting the voting pool - no doubt about it.  BlooInBloo   Aug-02-07 04:37 PM   #60 
  - No (nt)  bigwillq   Aug-02-07 04:39 PM   #61 
  - No  last_texas_dem   Aug-02-07 04:41 PM   #62 
  - how about an IQ test?  GTRMAN   Aug-02-07 04:59 PM   #64 
  - Question 1) How do you spell "Jim Crow"? n/t  rucky   Aug-02-07 05:00 PM   #65 
  - No n/t  tammywammy   Aug-02-07 05:14 PM   #67 
  - An ironic question. I was shocked at how many WJ viewers agreed there should be a test  Truth Hurts A Lot   Aug-02-07 06:14 PM   #73 
  - As long as you're not a stupid fucking Republican hillbilly, no test.  dogfacedboy   Aug-02-07 06:23 PM   #75 
  - Subtle  Lilith Velkor   Aug-02-07 07:21 PM   #79 
  - Honest question. Why the eye roll?  Joe Fields   Aug-02-07 07:56 PM   #80 
  - No. It would be akin to the outlawed poll tax. Citizenship confers the franchise.  pinto   Aug-02-07 07:59 PM   #81 
  - Yes, and penis detectors should be installed at each polling place.  rug   Aug-02-07 08:02 PM   #82 
  - I find it terribly sad that this is a serious discussion  Ms. Toad   Aug-02-07 08:34 PM   #86 
  - Yup  WindRavenX   Aug-03-07 01:38 PM   #92 
  - Well Maybe A Blood Test...  WillyT   Aug-02-07 08:41 PM   #89 
  - Government by the test-passers will result in government for the test-passers  Donald Ian Rankin   Aug-03-07 01:19 PM   #91 

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators

Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC