It seems to me that this whole Kansas Evolution deal illustrates what happens when people vote who shouldn’t. Statistics show that there is a strong correlation between belief in creationism and level of education.
Now, don’t get me wrong.
I’m not suggesting that we restrict voting only to people who have demonstrated intelligence. Only that we shouldn’t make such a deal about people who don’t bother to vote.
I vote. But not in every election.
In Michigan, where I live, it seems like damned near every public official is elected. I know who I support for Congress, President, Governor, and so forth. But, I haven’t a clue who is most qualified to be a trustee at Michigan State, or sit on the board of the Department of Natural Resources, so I don’t place a vote in those races. It just doesn’t seem right that my guess should count just as much as the vote of someone who is informed on the matter.
Likewise, those people who have no idea in the major races should just stay home and have a cookout if they are off work on election day.
Of course, the better choice would be for those people to get informed, but barring that, I would rather they didn’t vote.
That is why I am against things like automatic voter registration, etc. If you can’t take the time to register, you must not have thought enough about it to vote intelligently.
Well, at least that’s how I see it.