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Do you think there should be more regulation on who is allowed to vote?

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Started: 1/31/2013 Category: Politics
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mbelliardo

Pro

Yes! I strongly believe that although you are a US Resident you should not be allowed to vote without passing a certain criteria. Here are a few ideas:
#1: Speak English
#2: Employed
#3: Not on Welfare
#4: High School GED or equivalent
#5: Never committed a felony
#6: Pass a 20 question test on what your candidate is FOR and AGAINST before you can vote for them
#7: Pass a 10 question test on basic US Government
#8: Pass a 10 question test on basic US History
....etc.

Basically, the intent of these extra regulations is to weed out people who have no idea who they are voting for and the impact it will have on our country. And to also only allow people that contribute to this country in a positive way bot financially and morally.
thigner

Con

Pro, thanks for this debate and I wanna use first round as acceptance for each other.

So, you say that all the citizens need to get some tests and attest their intelligence level to do vote.

According to Wikipedia, vote means a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion"often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.

Please begin your claims and provide prudent proof. I'll do rebuff your argument points

thanks and hope this debate is meaningful.
Debate Round No. 1
mbelliardo

Pro

CON:
According to Wikipedia, vote means a method for a group such as a meeting or an electorate to make a decision or express an opinion"often following discussions, debates, or election campaigns. Democracies elect holders of high office by voting.
PRO:
I know what the definition of voting is and how and why our voting system operates the way it does.
http://en.wikipedia.org...
And I also know that Voting Rights have evolved through the ages. As seen in the following link I provided:
http://www.infoplease.com...
I am just saying it should stop evolving in the direction to make everyone able to vote. It should start evolving to make the quality of every vote better. America should prefer Quality or Quantity.
Here are a few videos of the types of people I want weeded out from voting:
http://youtu.be...
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These videos support why my proposed voter criteria #4,#6,#7, and #8 should be implemented

#1: Speak English
Should be implemented because our Country should speak English, it is our primary language. If somebody wants to vote for America's President, they should speak English too. We shouldn't have to spend all that money to cater to people who can't speak English. Here is a supporting story:
http://hamptonroads.com...

#5: Never committed a Felony
I will leave this out of this debate because I have already started another debate, just pertaining to exactly this.

#2: Employed
A person voting for the ruler of this country should be contributing to this country, not just sucking every ones tax money and sources. It is not fair for the people who work to have their vote cancelled out by the guy next to him that doesn't work and voted for another candidate that will end up negatively effecting the American worker. The only exception would be if you were a full time student. Here is another supporting source: http://procapitalist.wordpress.com...

#3 Not on Welfare
See #2

Please provide arguments as to why #1 through #8 Voter criteria, with exception of #5, should not be implemented.

Thank you
thigner

Con

thigner forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
mbelliardo

Pro

The ball is in Con's court. Awaiting a contrasting argument with supporting sources...
thigner

Con

thigner forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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