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Individuals Should Have to Pass a Test or Pay a Fee in Order to Vote

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Started: 2/5/2015 Category: Politics
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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jimtimmy4

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Resolved: In order to be able to vote, each individual should have to pass a short. This test would include basic knowledge of American history, the modern political system, and some simple questions specific to the election at hand. If this test is passed, the individual would be able to vote free of charge.

If this test is failed, however, an individual would still have the option to vote, but only if they pay a fee. This fee will be 5% of federal government spending per capita during presidential election years, and 2.5% of federal government spending per capita during midterm election years. Given the most recent year, this would suggest a fee of $548.50 and $274.25, respectively [1].

This rule would only apply to voting in presidential elections and federal legislative elections (house and senate). One passing of the test or one payment of the fee would cover all elections subject to this rule that election year. This rule would only apply during general election voting (not primary elections). The administration of both the test and fees will be looked at more deeply in round two of this debate.

The first round is for acceptance only.

[1] http://mercatus.org...;
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I Accept, Good Luck.
Debate Round No. 1
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I Will Not Post Anything As To Let Pro Go First.
Debate Round No. 2
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Debate Round No. 3
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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by Zack95 2 years ago
Zack95
Instigator has officIcially declared he is white. Since instigator also clearly has not acknowledged historical events or has ignored them, he can be assumed a white supremacists and/or can most likely be assumed to be in support of the klu klutz klan.
Posted by jimtimmy4 2 years ago
jimtimmy4
Who?
Posted by AFism 2 years ago
AFism
Wow look whose trying to disenfranchise the poor?
Posted by jimtimmy4 2 years ago
jimtimmy4
I am white.
Posted by Zack95 2 years ago
Zack95
Clearly, the instigator is white. If he had been black, Historical event would not allow instigator to comply with such thoughts.
Posted by jimtimmy4 2 years ago
jimtimmy4
Money would be federal revenue. As stated in the debate introduction, American history, American political system, and some questions specific to that election.
Posted by Proving_a_Negative 2 years ago
Proving_a_Negative
Who would receive the money from the fee? What would be on the test?
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