Skip to comments.Bring Back Poll Taxes and Literacy Tests
Posted on 05/08/2009 12:06:36 PM PDT by Welcome2thejungle
Unfortunately we have lost what our Founding Fathers created. The Founders created a LIMITED GOVERNMENT REPUBLIC. Today we have an unlimited government democracy, which if historical trends prevail, will lead us to socialism as it is practiced in most of Europe today.
When the republic was established, only property owning males who could read and write were permitted to vote in federal elections. The republic was set up to protect the interests of property owners, taxpayers, businessmen, and gun owners (Second Amendment). It was not designed to give the property-less urban proletariat the right to ride roughshod over the rest of us.
Unfortunately, the public education establishment in this country has been taken by radical neo-Stalinist social engineers who do not teach the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, or the Declaration of Independence. Instead students are taught all about Martin Luther King and Cesar Chavez. Condoms are distributed, and the Bible, prayer, or any mention of God are strictly prohibited. Instead of reading the writings and documents put forward by our Founding Fathers, students read books like Heather Has Two Mommies and Daddy's Roomate.
Our legal system has been equally perverted and twisted. The judicial branch was originally designed to interpret the law, not make their own laws. In Iowa, for example,the state supreme court recently ruled, I mean legislated, that same sex couples now have the right to marry. Who gave them that authority? And then you had the U.S. Supreme Court suddenly determine that the "right" to abortion is implicit in the Constitution. Truth is neither abortion or marriage are mentioned in the Constitution, which means these issues are up to state legislatures to decide, not activist judges making their own laws and coming up with their own rights.
Obviously we will never go back to a system where only property owning males can vote in federal elections. But, would be too much to ask that the Constitution, the Federalist Papers, and the Declaration of Independence be taught in our public schools? Could we not insist that voters attain a certain level of literacy (in English!)and education before being allowed to register to vote? And that only taxpayers (with certain exemptions such as military personnel, law enforcement, and retired citizens) be permitted to vote in federal elections.
BHO is a Saul Alinsky-trained community organizer whose chief constituency is the urban proletariat whose main political objective is to transfer wealth, power, and property from the halves to the have nots as Alinsky wrote about in his book Rules For Radicals which is the American version of the Communist Manifesto much as Alinsky himself is the American version of Karl Marx. Of course BHO could never gotten where he is today with just the backing of his urban proletariat base. There were plenty of bourgeois liberals living in upscale suburbs smitten by his vacuous platitudes, metrosexual hipness, and suave presentation largely promoted by the left stream media and depraved Hollyweird celebutards.
That BHO utterly detests traditional American values cannot be in doubt. Why else would this erstwhile Muslim raised youth joined Rev. Wright's racist and hate spewing church? We are talking about a man who is loathe to place his hand over his heart during the singing of the national anthem, is contemptuous of flag lapel pins, a man who bows before Saudi monarchs and listens with rapt attention to vicious anti-American rants delivered by Latin American Marxist dictators. I cannot think of a more foul specimen of a politician than the vacuous, loquacious, ubiquitous, arrogant, elitist, pseudointellectual, phony, vain, narcissistic, pathetic, radical, egotistical, charlatan, empty suit who now occupies 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Unless we get back to basics, free market economics, limited government, rule of law, restrained judiciary, responsible legislators and a commitment to traditional values and secure borders and common sense government, all is lost I'm afraid. I feel a lot Captain von Trapp in the Sound of Music these days as he watched helplessly the Austria he knew and loved so much become part of the Third Reich. But at least he could go to Switzerland. Where can we go to escape this madness?
Will the literacy tests be availiable in Eubonics?
Male only voting isn’t going to win many converts... how about one vote per household, as defined by tax filing status, instead?
You know, of course, this means you are a racist who want disenfranchise America’s most helpless people, etc, etc, etc.
There should def be a test — and only 3 questions are necessary.
1)Who is the current POTUS?
2)Who is the current VPOTUS?
3)Who is the current SOTH?
Few I’ve asked can answer all 3. Most only get #1.
Good post. Well written. You are a brave man for bringing that issue up, FRiend.
I do think that many of our founding fathers had it right with allowing men to vote only if they were property owners. Elections are being swung too much by folks that don’t have a pot to pee in.
Restrict voting to net taxpayers only.
I lived in Mississippi when they had both. The poll taxes were not much $2 - $3 and the money was used to pay the poll workers. The literacy tests were very basic, probably at the 3rd grade level at the most and were just to see that the voter had some basic concept of government. Of course, The Federal Government declared this discriminatory and banned both. The average IQ of the electorate has been dropping ever since.
The result is an islamo-fascist usurper in The White House and a Congress headed by one of the stupidest women in the Country.
European socialism as we know it only exists today because the United States prevents it from becoming full-blown, mass-murdering communism.
Once the U.S. (as we know it) disappears, the marxists have free reign to do whatever they want everywhere. The earth will be covered in blood.
European socialism, as bad as it is, is nothing compared to the real deal.
While I exercise my right to vote, I do believe that the decline of civilization as we know it can be directly tied to the womens lib movement. Mans worse mistake may have been giving women the right to vote. Just my opinion.
“Elections are being swung too much by folks that dont have a pot to pee in.”
Actually, it goes beyond that even. They are a net debtor to the government.
Get on the debit side of the ledger before you receive the PRIVILEGE of voting. Just because you take up space, should not mean that you get the right to shape the future of the country.
While I agree with the sentiment, there are not now and there never have been any Federal elections.
In my test, you’d have to name every justice on the supreme court and the presidents who nominated them, in addition to naming current high profile office holders and your state-and-district specific House and Senate representatives. You’d also have to name specific legislation that had been passed in the last year, and specific cases SCOTUS had ruled on in the last year. In English. Spelling and penmanship count. You have fifteen minutes to complete the exam. Fail it once, try again in four years. Fail it three times, you never get to take it again.
Democrats used them to hurt Republicans.
Expect the same to re-occur.
Whoops. I misspelled his name. He is Alexander Fraser Tytler.
If it were up to me, I’d limit voting to net taxpayers only.
But I’ve been informed that such sentiment is racist, sexist, homophobic, and violation of civil ‘rights.’
OK, I’ll bite:
SotH - What does SotH stand for?
I’m hoping this isn’t a reference to Lord Soth
as I would be hard-pressed to argue this is essential knowledge required for voting...
Isn’t a federal election when you vote for individuals running for federal office—president, U.S. Senators, and U.S. House of Represenatives?
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