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Joe Fields Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-02-07 01:22 PM
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35. Hopefully, Al Gore will be able to inject a larger feeling for the need to
get involved with civics, from local government to national.
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  -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 
 

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