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Beccy BS: Taking Back the US from Neo-cons (161* d) RE: BS: Taking Back the US from Neo-cons 06 May 03

One more thing, pdc. I think that the voting system you discussed is a terrible one. I do not think that achieving a certain level of education makes you more capable of rational decision or social betterment. I think attaining high levels of education is illustrative of an ability to focus, commit and follow through but not of much else.

The system that you suggest is utterly fair reminds me of some of the laws that kept black folks from voting following their emancipation. Now- I am NOT suggesting you're a racist, but what you're suggesting is "utterly fair" is rather "Bell Curve", don't you think? While education is undoubtedly important, I think there are a multitude of other ways to better oneself. Education is a panacaea for many problems... and the Lord knows that the electorate could stand a better education (which one do I punch for Gore????) but I'd hate to live in a country where some pinhead elitist got to judge whether I was educated enough to merit uber-citizenship.


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