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Debate Score:16
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Should liberals be given an IQ test before being allowed to vote?

There are many things that stupid people shouldn't do such as:

operate heavy machinery
teach our children
lead a rescue mission
tie someones shoes

So do you think that liberals should be allowed to vote without first taking an IQ test?


Yes

Side Score: 8
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No

Side Score: 8

I like how you didn't ask for everyone to be subjected to a test of intelligence. Perhaps you rightfully thought such a test would disproportionately disqualify conservative voters. Whatever the case, I will accept your proposal on the condition of an amendment to have the test applied to the entire electorate.

Side: Yes
1 point

An IQ and a political knowledge test should be mandatory for all to take if they plan on voting.

The next topic for discussion, needs to be about what would be a passing IQ for gaining the right to vote. I say, at least 100.

Side: Yes
1 point

I think conservatives should be given an IQ test after they vote and liberals should be given one before.

This will even the playing field as if conservatives were given one as well, none would be able to vote. :)

Side: Yes
-1 points

Liberals should NOT be allowed to vote .... period ..... http://dadmansabode.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=10#p10

Side: Yes
2 points

Nothing says freedom like taking away the right to vote from people you disagree with. Who needs the Constitution, eh?

Side: No
1 point

yeah you people definitely shouldn't be allowed to vote.

Side: Yes
addltd(5125) Clarified
1 point

Your link goes to an other wise empty page. Please fix it or remove it.

Side: Yes

I've always wondered what leads an individual to trolling. Insecurity? Insufficient attention? A simple drive towards malevolence? Somebody should do some studies on it.

Side: No
2 points

It is impossible to do a psychological study , on a group of people who are more often than not , dishonest , and proceed to any accurate conclusion.

Also, seeing as their are many types of trolling tactics, that would also cause the results to show no significant pattern.

1. There's the trolls who bait to piss people off, which could be because of all of the reasons you brought up or because the troll finds the way which people respond when they become angry, to be hilarious.

2. There's the trolls who bait to cause confusion, which could be because it makes them feel like they are in control, which could be due to, being treated like crap while growing up, or because they are just inclined to loving the feeling of being in control.

3.. There's the trolls who bait to make someone do something stupid, I.e by giving misleading directions. Maybe someone gave them misleading directions and now they feel as if they need to do it someone else to feel empowered? Or maybe because they are just assholes.

4. There's trolls who distribute false information to gain something of material value. I.e, a fast food establishment spreading lies about a competitor having roaches, rats or other kinds of vermin, so that the competitor will go out of business, thus bringing in more revenue.

5. There are the trolls who need a creative outlet and thus, develop conspiracies and spread them and vehemently defend the conspiracies with more nonsense.

There are trolls that happen to be irritated by trolling and feel the need to assign negative causality to the other troll's behavior.

That's not really trolling, that's just naivety.

You really don't understand the concept of trolling.

Side: Yes
1 point

I've always what drives one to not enjoy trolling... Is it being a pussy? Sucking your mothers tits a few too many years?

Somebody should do some studies on it.

Side: No

Most Liberals, including myself, are college graduates, so, we have proven to have the intelligence for voting.

Side: No
dcb9242000(167) Clarified
1 point

Actually, only about 49% of liberals are college grads... but that's still the most of any political ideology.

Side: Yes
GenericName(3430) Clarified
1 point

I didn't know it was that high for any ideology, do you happen to have a source for that?

Side: Yes

No, Liberals should not be given an IQ test because tests such as those show little insight into a person's wisdom, common sense, humanity, etc.

Do we want a person who can say big words, do math, etc. but can not discern the inhumanity of snuffing out the lives of even healthy late term babies, harvestng their organs for sale, or allowing a child born alive after a botched abortion to starve to death.

Wisdom, common sense, humanity, caring for freedoms, liberties, etc...... these are the qualities we should be looking for in our leaders, not an IQ test score which means nothing.

Side: No
1 point

Nothing exists outside of abortion to you, does it?

Side: Yes