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    Default Re: Why I am against Western Democracy

    Quote Originally Posted by notbillytickets View Post
    Maybe IQ wouldn't be the appropriate test, but their should be some minimum intellectual/ informed citizens standards

    How about just common sense and treating people right, but wait that would eliminate all intelectuals.

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    Just because it is the right thing to do and all they care about is keeping this country free. Do you really think that an 18 year old high school kid just getting out of boot is all boned up on the latest politics.

    i would assume he would have at least a basic understanding of Americas role in the world, and have formulated some ideas as to whether or not he agreed with our foriegn policy before risking his life. Blind Faith is not what this country was founded on, and does little to keep it free

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    How about just common sense and treating people right, but wait that would eliminate all intelectuals.
    The guy who sells me coffe and lottery tix fits that description, but that doesn't mean I trust his judgment on who should lead this country

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    Quote Originally Posted by notbillytickets View Post
    i would assume he would have at least a basic understanding of Americas role in the world, and have formulated some ideas as to whether or not he agreed with our foriegn policy before risking his life. Blind Faith is not what this country was founded on, and does little to keep it free

    You never served did you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by notbillytickets View Post
    The guy who sells me coffe and lottery tix fits that description, but that doesn't mean I trust his judgment on who should lead this country
    Just because you have an education doesnt mean that you can be trusted to do the right thing.

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    You never served did you?
    sure I served.....lunch in the cafeteria while working my way through college.

    Now i teach 10th graders to think for themselves.

    Is that not a service to my country?

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    See I like it when you try to twist the meaning of what I mean by "serve" we are talking about the military did you ever serve in the military and do you have first hand knowledge of what a kid knows when he enter the military, I do.

    Just to be nice I will tell you that I believe teaching is one of the most important jobs in this country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UGLY View Post
    See I like it when you try to twist the meaning of what I mean by "serve" we are talking about the military did you ever serve in the military and do you have first hand knowledge of what a kid knows when he enter the military, I do.

    Just to be nice I will tell you that I believe teaching is one of the most important jobs in this country.
    no, I was never in the military

    yes, i have very good first hand knowledge of what a kid knows when he enters the military because I teach HS

    what does this have to do with anything anyway? We are talking about whether their should be some minimum standards or qualifications for someone to choose our leaders.

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    I think the big factor is does this individual no matter who they are in life, care about politics enough to vote? You have college educated people who are oblivious to anything in politics. Then you have someone in the working class who pays a lot of attention to the issues because they know that it will directly impact their lives that they have worked so hard to build.

    I have my Master's Degree, I vote. Not because I went and got an education, and I feel that is what I have to do because I am "educated." My parents instilled in me that voting is important, because what we vote on now will have an impact on our future. Even when in college I went and voted in every little local election that we had.

    I remember a few years ago, my brother was a freshman in college at the time, I took him with me to go vote early in the morning before we had classes. He went to his English class, and the professor who was extremely direct asked the class how many of them knew it was a voting day. My brother raised his hand. The professor then asked who actually voted today, my brother raised his hand again. He was allowed to leave class for the day. The rest of the class was given a lecture on voting and government.

    Ugly - as for people who have served. I think that they potentially take it to a different level. Because they know that there is a direct impact on their lives, because they are employed by the government. My older cousin who has a GED, joined the Army, and did extremely well for herself. She was on active duty for 8 years - everything directly impacted her. Including the two tours she did in Iraq. So because she is "uneducated" that means she should not vote - I think NOT!
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