Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Democracy is like gun ownership

It's a real good idea, but should not be available to all and sundry.

As with poteen, democracy is best watered down!
And like gun ownership, it should be the privilege (and the right) of those citizens of good standing in the community. Not for all-comers.

There needs to be a criteria meet, to be a voter.

To own a gun, a citizen needs to be of good character- someone who has never been convicted of a serious crime.

To have a vote, a citizen should also have never been convicted of a serious offence. Furthermore, the citizen should have a vested interest in society. They should own or share title in a property.

On the subject of the criteria for becoming a voting citizen, I would also like to see them having doing time in a public service. As an aside, this could be an option to wiping a student loan debt. Armed forces, civil defense, ambulance, fire service- there are many options.

The criteria could well take other forms, but a screening process to eliminate the non-productive
is needed. The vote for all leads to 'Bread and Circuses'

Know anywhere this is happening?

No comments: