Should our country require an IQ Test in order to be a registered voter? What’s your opinion?
There has been quite a bit of talk on the Internet on the subject especially in the wake of this upcoming hotly debated and historic election between John McCain and Barack Obama. As more and more people become a firm supporter of one side or the other, we are beginning to see more and more jabs back and forth from everyday voters going beyond the typical political mudslinging that comes with every presidential election. This one’s personal!
George W. Bush, whatever his actual intelligence might be, is not generally known for his impressive IQ. Many Obama supporters have claimed that McCain is also IQ-challenged just like W. And the stabs go back to Obama as being inexperienced and not ready to lead the country.
But what about our voter’s IQ? Should we have a minimum intelligence level ourselves in order to vote for a candidate? That might solve many problems but create many others. This country was founded on the principal that everyone has a say in who our leaders are – from the uneducated retail clerk to the highly educated doctor. We all should be represented according to our forefathers. True, the more educated might be better fit to see past the acting and empty promises, but there are no guarantees and our liberties would be sacrificed by such a policy.
Just for fun, let’s say there is an IQ Test that is required before you can vote. The average intelligence is around 100 IQ points, so let’s say the cut-off for voting in the election is 120 points which would mean that only the top 20th percentile could vote. Would you be included in this group? Take one of our Free IQ Tests and find out!
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