Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Against Referred Amendment 1

The swing vote in all future elections? ******************************************

I had commented earlier about the possibility of voting in favor of Referred Amendment One. After doing some research and thinking it over, I ask my fellow citizens to vote AGAINST Referred Amendment 1.

I thought it was simply a question of letting the legislature make rules for who can be an election official or a poll worker. Currently, the State Constitution sets those requirements. In most or even all other states the legislature can do that. Because I know that poll workers can be hard to find, and are very essential people to have, I leaned in favor of the amendment. There was also marginal value in removing the language about voters having a receipt for the non-existent poll tax.

What leads me to reject the amendment as bad for Arkansas is its last provision. I believe this was a major reason for the thing even being referred to us for a vote. The measure would remove the Constitution's prohibition against "idiots and insane persons" from being eligible voters. I don't want the elections in this state to be decided by idiots and insane persons. In practical effect, I suspect that the social workers who care for them in whatever institution they are in will coach their votes. Indeed, this is already happening in states that lack our common-sense restrictions on voting. I don't want the elections of this state to be decided by government-subsidized social workers either.

I understand that the ruling class likes voters who are easy to manipulate and genuflect to the elites (hence their preference for illegal aliens over their countrymen) but this is really too much. The average middle class citizen would have to be either an idiot or insane to be in favor of a proposal that would allow their government to be determined by idiots and insane people!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find it more urgent to institute a prohibition on idiots and insane people holding office.

3:27 PM, October 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You'd never get it through- tantamount to 80% of them voting themselves out of a job!

5:29 PM, October 30, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, check out the way this is explained on!!

9:41 AM, November 05, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That should have been

9:52 AM, November 05, 2008  

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