My friend Michael Quinn Sullivan from Empower Texans was at the Capitol today, where he spends a lot of time while the Texas Lege is in session, when he ran into a typical low-information Obama voter. Via his Facebook page, Michael writes:
I was at the Capitol this afternoon, standing in the Rotunda waiting for someone.
A woman (wearing a big “Support Public Schools” button) was beside me, and asked (to no one in particular) why there was a picture of George W. Bush hanging there and not a picture of Barack Obama. “These are Texas governors. Bush was governor,” I explained. “No he wasn’t,” she said definitively.
First — anybody doubt that this woman voted for Obama?
Second — scary thought: what if this lady is…gulp…a public school teacher?
I could definitely back this idea from one of the comments:
This is why I think every election should start with 10 random questions from the naturalization test. Your votes are then weighted based on how many correct answers you get. If you don’t know at least the basics, your vote is not sufficiently informed to be fully weighted. If you want your vote to count full weight, you need to study enough to know the basics.
Hey, if you leftist want there to be myriad regulations, test, certifications, etc. to practice our second amendment rights, you won’t mind if we put a little test in place for you to practice your right to vote, do you?