PostHeaderIcon Sheeple shouldn’t vote

John Stossel has it exactly right.  Uninformed people have, “A Duty Not To Vote.”:

I keep hearing how important it is for everyone to vote.

Let me be politically incorrect and say that maybe some people shouldn’t vote.

I know I’m swimming against the tide. Get-out the-vote groups now register young people at rock concerts. HeadCount cofounder Andy Bernstein told me: “We registered over a 100,000 people. It is so imperative that this generation’s voice is heard.”

But wait. Is that really a good idea? Many kids don’t know much. At a HeadCount concert, “20/20” asked some future voters, “How many senators are there?” One said 12, another 16, and another 64. One girl guessed, “50 per state.”

Most kids didn’t know what Roe v. Wade was about. “Roe vs. Wayne?” asked one. “Segregation, maybe?” “Where we declared bankruptcy?”

I have been saying this forever for the same reasons, but he goes on to develop the civic duty argument rather well. ◄Dave►

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