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Should educated people be the only ones allowed to vote in elections?

  • Please tell me for fa activity in favour of right to uneducated peoples

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  • Most certainly yes

    The uneducated pose a clear and present danger not only to countries but to themselves. Their votes are likely based on more basic impulses and on skewed perceptions rather than on logical and factual arguments. From the puerile many who were sold by Obama's "Yes We Can!", to the resented who have fallen for "Make America Great Again", people with less education are more likely to be swept off their feet by the power-hungry salesmen that current "statesmen" have become. An adequately educated and informed population is a detriment to kleptocrats and despots and most voters are not fully educated as to see through the clever slogans and cheerful tunes.

  • ...Everyone should know what they are doing when voting for their country...

    The only seemingly valid argument against this is that education is not equally distributed throughout the population, that's true. This is invalid because the education required to know what is more necessary is not withheld to the lower educated. The arguments of saying that if you are a citizen and over eighteen, are not even arguments, they are just stating what the laws currently are. The fact that 'all' citizens can be drafted to fight and therefore have a right to vote is invalid because many citizens are withheld from the military due to their mental faculties, i.e. To low IQ, personality disorders, mentally handicapped, and previously... The homosexuals. Therefore, the argument for rational people that know what is going on and why they should be the only voters, has evidence (and is slightly depicted already in the government)

  • Everyone should be allowed to vote, but ...

    Not everyone should get the same number of votes. We can have a system where uneducated people (no GED) get one vote, high school grads get two, college grads get 3, people with graduate degrees get 4 and so on. This one, everyone gets to vote, but the people who are equipped to make better decisions will have more weight. If it encourages more people to acquire education, that's great. We'll all benefit from it.

  • Educated in the canadates and issues, yes. Educated in the general sense, no.

    Being a college graduate does not inherently make someone better at knowing what is the best course of action for a country. That said the idea that literally everyone who can sign there name and put a letter in the mail should be aloud to vote seems a little asinine. General education level should not be the bar for entry. Instead it should be education level specifically about real current political issues and the current candidates. If someone doesn't know left from right and thinks the earth is flat, but knows every congressmen's name and their policy's and has a general idea of how said policies will effect everything, I say let them have a hand in politics. If, let's say, a successful college educated entrepreneur thinks that illegal immigration is the biggest problem in their respective country, and that building a huge wall is the answer to this problem, they probably should not be aloud to vote/run for office. Just as an example....

  • Would you allow ignorants to sentence you in a court of law?

    In the judicial system, juror´s majority decisions are obligatory (democracy in the juror room). You can be sentenced even to death. Similarly, elected representatives ennact laws that are obligatory to the general population, for instance confiscating your wealth through taxes. Would you let an ignorant be your juror? Modern society´s issues are complex and trade-offs not understood easily. The wise gets the same weight that the ignoramus. However, tough to test "wiseness", which is not correlated with age or educational level. We are in a pickle

    Posted by: APMT
  • No more monkeys

    Placing an educated vote is a job I'd say about 98% of people aren't qualified to do. Now, we don't want to place too much power in other people's hands because that's dangerous. But I do believe there should be systems in place to protect people from themselves. I'm university educated and interested in politics, and I often feel as though I don't have enough unbiased information to vote.

    Posted by: ESK
  • We need education to vote because the decision of one will affect many.

    Goverment of a country is vital for living people in there and for the people outside this country. World peace depends true policies of all countries in the world. I mean governing type of any country in the world efeccts other countries next to it and world peace. Educated and capable people can only make their own decisions. You know, to select something for example a computer or a car, you need to know about many qualications and have a good brain to compare them. In my opinion, educated and capable people can vote for central government elections. Others can attend to vote for the local municipilaty elections.

  • We need education to vote because the decision of one will affect many.

    Goverment of a country is vital for living people in there and for the people outside this country. World peace depends true policies of all countries in the world. I mean governing type of any country in the world efeccts other countries next to it and world peace. Educated and capable people can only make their own decisions. You know, to select something for example a computer or a car, you need to know about many qualications and have a good brain to compare them. In my opinion, educated and capable people can vote for central government elections. Others can attend to vote for the local municipilaty elections.

  • Smart people=better choices

    It's a fact. People who are better educated tend to make better choices in their life, such as getting an education and voting. Also the voting is too low. Your brain doesn't fully develop until about you are 24 years of age. Allowing the young and uneducated to choose our leaders will just spiral us into ruin.

  • Voting is Everyone's Right!

    No, educated people should not be the only ones allowed to vote in elections. One of the freedoms that make this such a great country is that every citizen has the right to vote. There are thousands of people who never had the opportunity or the means to attend college. Many of these people are self-educated and quite able hold their own with “educated people” so this term should not even exist. Everyone who casts their vote does it based on who they feel is the right person for the office. There are just as many undecided voters among “educated people” as there are in the rest of the population.

  • Uneducated people usually don't vote anyway

    Define Educated. Not like your vote counts anyway probably because the educated rigged the system already so i would say people who vote fall under uneducated. Sarcasim for a dumb topic. I always vote i think voting should be a requirement and so should education that is if voting mattered.

  • Voter Restriction Bonanza?

    This makes no sense. What other arbitrary requirements can we come up with...Perhaps an income requirement? Perhaps only those with drivers' licenses? Maybe only homeowners? Parents only? If we start inventing restrictions, beside the current age and citizenship, where do we stop? Everyone has an interest in having the vote go their own way, but we don't get to tilt the table in our favor.

  • It isn't a law.

    No one has made a law saying that only educated people should vote. If you say yes and there wasn't a specific age, you would be saying it would be OK for a kindergartner to vote! We can't have that. Plus that is totally unfair because 14% of adults in the US are illiterate, or they can't read to well, so if that ever does happen, where only the educated can vote, you just lost 14% pf voters. And that is bad

  • Everyone of legal age has the right to vote

    No, I do not believe that only "educated people" should be allowed to vote in elections. I say this because, what is the actual definition of educated? Is it referring to completing high school, some college hours, a college degree, etc? If only "educated people" were allowed to vote and it was based on college, then many people that just could not afford to attend college would be omitted from the voting list.

  • This is the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

    That is so discriminatory and ignorant. It'a just like saying a certain race can't vote. If you can't afford an education you shouldn't be denied the right to have a say in the way your government is run and therefore the life that you have. It is disgusting that people would even consider this, let alone support it.

  • Everybody should vote!

    It wouldn't be fare and i don't see why uneducated people would not be allowed to vote. It would be a bit like racism only it's about the right to vote. Plus everybody has the right to vote! Apart from prisoners. I don't think they should vote. Please like this.

  • Not a Requirement

    Last I checked, the requirements to be able to vote are pretty simple: you need to be a citizen of the country and registered to vote, meaning at least 18 years of age. A certain level of education should not be required for two reasons: it penalizes those of us who are less educated but still research the candidates and issues, and it rewards those who have an education but couldn't care less about the election the person intends to vote on!

  • no everybody has same nationaism

    every citizen of this country is responsible for the nation's growth in ever-present. Voters provide equality in nationality and difference in cost regionalism is avoided. educated people may abuse the resource. They may use their loved one on the basis of profit. uneducated people may differ from their thought they may want change. so everybody must be counted for vote.

  • Who is to judge that?

    It doesnt work like that - it would lead to an elitist society even though it may stop people like donald trump from winning elections, it is unfair and many people will get annoyed even if they dont want to vote. Its bad for the economy dont you think so?


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