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If voters had to pass a test first, what questions would you put on that test?

What specific (I.e, not too generic) questions and answers would you include?



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Easy questions eliminate the right people.

Tom has more money than Jane. Jane has more money than Ben.

Who has the most money?

If they can't answer that, they don't need to have their hand on the tiller of the USA.

Author of Shades of Thomas Paine, a common sense blog with a Libertarian slant.

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Question

number 1: In the United States what is the highest law in land?

Question number 2: Should it be allowable to ignore the highest law in the land?

If you failed to answer the U.S. Constitution and "no" then not only are you not qualified to vote, you're not qualified to be an American.

How long would you live with your head cut off?

Prove your answer, and you are qualified to vote.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

Did you ever vote for one of the following for President of USA:

Any Bush
Any Clinton
Obama
Romney
McCain

If the answer is positive, you are declared incompetent to vote for the next two Presidential elections.

What about

Nixon?

I consider his cutting the dollar's last link to gold in 1971 the single biggest reason for our current mess. That event was actually what got Dr. Paul into politics. Future presidents only navigated a ship already way off course.

Wow, you all ask tough questions

I'd ask who their current senator or rep is. That would eliminate half of them.

Do you have a right . . .

1. Do you have a right to boss people around and take their money?
2. Do you and ten of your friends have a right to boss people around and take their money?
3. Do you and a few million of your countrymen have a right to boss people around and take their money?

A "yes" answer to any of these questions should disqualify one from voting.

Recommended reading: The Most Dangerous Superstition by Larken Rose

wolfe's picture

Easy.

Do you believe in the right of the government to impose it's will on others in your name, or on you in others names?

If Yes: Disqualified.
If No: Voluntarily refuses to vote.

That simple. You either believe in the right of the government to dominate, or you refuse to participate in their system. If you believe the government has the right to dominate, there are no objective limits, only subjective.... So who's perspective would define those, and more importantly, does it matter?

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Q: What does "Jury Nullification" mean to you?

Then I would send them to the Fully Informed Jury Association website @ http://fija.org/. There they will learn that: "The primary function of the independent juror, as many think, is not to dispense punishment to fellow citizens accused of breaking various laws, but rather to protect fellow citizens from tyrannical abuses of power by government.

The Constitution guarantees you the right to trial by jury. This means that the government must bring its case before a jury of The People if government wants to deprive any person of life, liberty or property. Jurors can say NO to government tyranny by refusing to convict."

FIJA's message to jurors is to: "Inform potential jurors of their legal authority to refuse to enforce corrupt laws; Inform potential jurors that they cannot be required to check their conscience at the courthouse door; Inform potential jurors that they cannot be punished for their verdict; inform everyone that juror veto--jury nullification--is a peaceful way to protect human rights against corrupt politicians and government tyranny."

any test like this would be vulnerable to manipulation

Say you asked a survey about each candidate's positions. How many questions would the voter have to get right? How many positions and which ones should be included? Furthermore, you bet the major candidates would just have volunteers at the polls handing out flyers with all the right questions.

I think a better approach, as Jesse Ventura has suggested, would be to remove party labels from the ballots and just include people's names. Better yet, have the voters write out or type the candidate's name. But then you would have to deal with spelling errors and how many spelling errors are acceptable and so on.

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Q. "What is government?" Mark

Q. "What is government?"

Mark every answer as incorrect. Cancel election.

Use the words green, pink and

Use the words green, pink and yellow in a sentence...

I know I know, I keeeeeeed!

Southern Agrarian

Here's one I'd like to see:

Do you hold dual citizenship?

“It is the food which you furnish to your mind that determines the whole character of your life.”
―Emmet Fox

what the fuck has that to do with anything?

I hold dual citizenship. So what?

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

Where in the Constitution is this question justified?

Easy.

Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
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Do you consent?

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Free includes debt-free!

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Do you remember?

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"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Explain the Federal Reserve Act

How does a new dollar enters into circulation?

What backs the petrodollar?

Is deflation good or bad?

Does a minimum wage law eliminate the most impoverished citizens ability to enter into the work force?

Séamusín

Cyril's picture

Or, even shorter:

Or, even shorter:

1. define rights vs. entitlements

2. define justice vs. unjust laws

3. define foundations vs. agenda

4. explain how all of the above three relate to keeping a good Constitution and where is the main difficulty

Test duration: 20 minutes.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

a great idea

but clearly impractical :) How would you use an essay to determine whether someone could vote?

“The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants.” — Albert Camus

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I'd just get basic clues using the English dictionary.

I'd just get basic clues using the English dictionary.

Maybe I'm old fashioned, but I do think language is foremost important on serious matters.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

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"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

It'd be if the voter understands the position they are voting f

For president, "What are the Constitutional powers and limitations of the executive branch?"

For a Congressman: "List at least 3 powers and 3 limitations of congressional power, according to the Constitution."

For state legislature and such, "List at least 3 state powers and limitations, as defined in the Constitution of the United States."

"Moderation in temper is always a virtue; but moderation in principle is always a vice." -- Thomas Paine

Just one question

Why do you think voting can make something that is inherently immoral into a just action merely because some majority voted?

101 Constitutional Questions to Ask A Candidate

Dr. W. Cleon Skousen (deceased) was a stellar Constitutional Scholar. I highly recommend his website www.nccs.net National Center for Constitutional Studies. If taught in high schools, this
one little pamphlet could stem the tide of Marxism, Communism, Socialism, Victimism, blah blah blah

http://www.nccs.net/101questions.html

Best is to test to see if they know the candidates.

List the candidates -
- who want more power to spy on you.
- who want more war.
- who want to spend more money than we have.

List the purposed taxes by candidate. etc.

If you get 90%+ then you vote. Otherwise you take it again until you understand that you know shit about the candidates. -- maybe once you realize you did absolutely no research we may allow you to pay a fee and watch all media on the candidates stances. You may vote once you ace the test.

Either that or take a quiz that determines your vote -- like http://www.isidewith.com/political-quiz

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"Why did you bother?"

JK.

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hmmm

I would definitely want a Constitution knowledge check test.

then a fairly specific test on the top 7 candidates(based on number of state they are on the ballot NOT POLLS)
the test would be true or false questions dealing with past voting records.

Tools of war are not always obvious. The worst weapon is an idea planted in the mind of man. Prejudices can kill, suspicion can destroy, and a thoughtless, frightened search for a scapegoat has an everlasting fallout all of its own.

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What are the only two forms of money

1. do you prefer to expect anything from your government to be done or granted to you, or do you want that government required to protect ONLY AND ALL of your Constitutional rights, and leave you take care of yourself as you see fit?

2. what are the only two forms of money which ought to have remained legal tender instead of these bank notes made out of cotton?

3. name the Amendment(s) of the Bill of Rights which can reasonably be used to make the case against the 16th Amendment and the Federal Reserve Act; give a short rationale on how to make that case.

4. was the Constitution intended to be a living document, open to time-varying interpretation? Explain why yes or no.

5. which sentence arguably sounds the most wrong in section 4 of the 14th Amendment? Explain how there is arguably a hazardous flaw in that passage.

That would be among the minimum I would ask, as of today.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

What is the first 10 Amendments to the Constitution called?

Where do we get our rights from?

In what year did America become a democracy? (Gotta throw in a trick question)

"It is difficult to free fools from the chains they revere".
--Voltaire

It's hard not to be a menace to society when half the population is happy on their knees. - unknown

Gosh, can't believe I didn't think of this one first

Are you an American citizen?

and then they have to prove it.

Yup, I want PROOF!! I can't imagine any other country in the world allowing citizens of other countries to vote in their elections. It's ridiculous and killing this country - along with everything else.

If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.
James Madison