Conservative writer: Weed out ignorant voters; this could self-eliminate
David Harsanyi questions if the ignorant should vote.
In the column — which evokes memories of literacy tests asking black voters, “How many bubbles are in a bar of soap?” — the writer for the Federalist claims, “Never have so many people with so little knowledge made so many consequential decisions for the rest of us.”
The problem, as Harsanyi sees it, is voters should be allowed to vote if they can name three of the original 13 states, as opposed to being allowed to choose their candidate based upon who has their best interests in mind.
Other minds took to Twitter on this:
This is serious?
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 21, 2016
conservative calls for poll tests, apparently slept through history class https://t.co/sXMuc4a6Te
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) May 21, 2016