We are in soooo much trouble.
We let these kids vote!
Look what the education system as accomplished.
Yes, that video is from 2014. Does anyone think that the situation has improved in the meantime?
Basic civics… history… gone.
Could they have passed a written test, have done better than when suddenly put on the spot? Maybe. But those questions were pretty basic. Am I wrong?
Sometimes I wonder. If you can’t name your senators and rep at least at the national level, if you don’t know the names of the President or Vice President, if you haven’t a clue about … much… should you be given a ballot?
Folks, please do what you can to make sure that your children know something? And not just about their Catholic Faith but about their country as well?
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As I continue to think about this, and the whole question of disenfranchising the un-informed, … what about people who just vote straight party? Along party lines? Should there be a challenge question? “Which of these platforms is that of the political party for whom you are voting?” And for “independents”?
Complicated. Throughout history, from the Greek polis onward, people have tried to figure out voting rights and qualifications. My frivolous poll can’t solve much, but… hey! It’s the 2016 Frustration Election!