Tests or other Requirements for Voting? What do you think?
Here’s one that would stump the Demoncraps every time:
Choose the most correct answer:
We live in a:
3. Constitutional Democracy
4. Representational Republic
5. Constitutional Republic
6. Representative Democracy
There ought to be a law…
Heinlein proposed “service guarantees citizenship” in his novel, Starship Troopers, which Jan de Bont turned into a movie in the 1990s. I liked it, but I digress.
I’m inclined to think that may be a better approach to the selection of candidates than “let everyone vote.”
I say, “may” because I observed in 2008 that roughly 2/3 of the enlisted and 1/3 of the officers voted for Obama. While those numbers were halved – 1/3 and 1/6, respectively, in 2012, if only service members had voted, Obama would still have won in 2008.
However, he wouldn’t have won in 2012, and that’s my point. Service members aren’t perfect, but we seem to be better, as a whole, as separating the chaff from the wheat.
Question is, how do we extend that to other forms of service? Police, fire, rescue? Medical? The latter is a hotbed of liberalism if there ever was one.
I’m thinking if we even try, we’ll wind up with Demoncraps voting for professions which support them and against professions which don’t.
So, what about a knowledge test? And it can’t be just about facts. It must include principles of sound government, along with key elements of bad government.
Again, Demoncraps would hijack that, too, even though democracy itself was considered — and rejected — by our Founding Fathers in favor of a Constitutional Republic.
Demoncraps constantly violate the Constitution whenever and wherever it doesn’t comport with their agenda, and they incessantly claim our government is a “democracy” even though it’s NEVER been a democracy. In fact, you cannot find any form of the word “democracy” in the Constitution and its amendments, nor will you find it in any of our State Constitutions.
You WILL find the word “Republic,” though, often in the following form: “The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government.” – Article. IV. Section. 4., Constitution for the United States of America.
By the way, #5 is the most correct answer. Our Constitution is “the supreme Law of the Land” (Article. VI.) and that supreme law states we are a Republic, ergo, a Constitutional Republic.
By comparison, the United Kingdom is a “Unitary Parliamentary Constitutional Monarchy.” Parliament cannot usurp the duties and authority of the Queen, and the Queen cannot usurp the duties and authority of Parliament. Their Constitution binds them together as one i.e. a Unitary government.
Germany is a Federal Parliamentary Republic. Their constitution, entitled, “Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany” is whatever their federal parliament says it is.
Bottom line, we’re a Constitutional Republic, not democracy.
I firmly believe all who serve in government in any capacity should be required to pass a fairly difficult test encompassing the Constitution, civil law, tort law, criminal law, economics, math, science, engineering, biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology, government… In short, a sizeable Body of Knowledge required to make well-informed decisions.
Here’s an example, from the Web Management Institute’s Body of Knowledge page:
A candidate for certification will be evaluated through examination and receive a mastery score in each of the five BoK groups: Below Proficient, Moderately Proficient, Proficient.
They also define certain Master Levels as follows:
- Apprentice: receives a score of Moderately Proficient or Proficient in 3 or more BoK Groups
- Journeyperson: receives a score of Moderately Proficient or Proficient in 4 or more BoK Groups
- Master: receives a score of Moderately Proficient or Proficient in all 5 BoK Groups, with a score of Proficient in at least 3 BoK Groups
Think about it for a minute: Do you really want legislators, governors and judges at local, county, state and federal levels making decisions which affect YOUR health and wealth, you very lives, who don’t even rate an Apprentice level? What about idiots like Pelosi who are so driven by pedantic nonsense and agenda they’re screwing up our nation left and right without having the slightest clue as to how much damage they’re causing?
I really don’t think anyone scoring below a Master level has any business whatsoever at the helm of our government. We don’t allow pilots with less than roughly 800 to 1,500 hours of flight time to move to the left seat as the Captain of an airline transport flight, do we?
Why then do we allow idiots who couldn’t achieve, much less maintain an Apprentice score to serve on the City Council, much less in Congress?
Tests. We need tests!
Within each of the 5 WMPBoK areas, there exist a number of sub-areas. Each sub-area lists a number of skill sets which people must master if they want to be successful, not to mention accredited and therefore suitable for employment.
Since our workforce has progressed to the point where skills are both qualified and quantified, why are we not running our nation the same way, with QUALIFIED individuals at the helm?
Food for thought…