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Ann Coulter and Fox News want to bring back literacy tests for voting?
Apr 15th, 2015 at 11:37am
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A Fox News segment with conservative columnist Ann Coulter on Wednesday discussed why the country would be better off if Americans had to pass so-called “literacy tests” similar to ones that were used in the Jim Crow South to suppress black voters.

After Fox News reporter Jesse Watters interviewed several New Yorkers who could not identify Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade observed that “studies show that Americans are poorly informed on government and politics.”

“So, is it time to revisit a test for people to be able to vote?” he asked. “Does it bother you that your vote counts as much as somebody who does not know what’s going on?”

“More than I can say,” Coulter agreed. “I just think it should be, well for one thing, a little more difficult to vote. There’s nothing unconstitutional about literacy tests. Instead, we have ballots being given in 124 different languages. And I’m pretty sure Senate debates will not be taking place in Urdu. So, what are they voting on?”

Under Coulter’s proposed election rules, Democrats could “do all the vote theft they could get away with” but voting would be limited to 24 hours.

“If we want to build up civic education, what a great way to do it, to force people to understand what’s going on before we allow them to vote,” Kilmeade suggested.

“Until that happens, maybe we can check to see if they can name the vice president before letting them vote,” Coulter quipped. “As for civic education, that usually means 12 more years of the Chinese-style propaganda in public schools, which only means you are dumber that someone who has not gone to school.”

Accountability Project Executive Director Nomiki Konst pointed out that the 1965 Voting Rights Act made literacy tests illegal, but Coulter disagreed.

According to the conservative pundit, “fake literacy tests were used after the Civil War by Democrats to keep blacks from voting… Again, continuing the long tradition of Democratic vote theft.”

“Is a completely ignorant voter better for the Democratic Party or the Republican Party? The Democratic Party,” Coulter concluded.



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Re: Ann Coulter and Fox News want to bring back literacy tests for voting?
Reply #1 - Apr 15th, 2015 at 12:01pm
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is that any more or less stupid than not having to have an ID to vote?

As our demographics shift to more people living off gov't than contributing, and more and more paying no federal taxes, I am of the mind that you can only have representation if you are paying income taxes....kind of the other edge of the sword taxation without representation.

If I got to go to dinner at someone else's house every night, never had to pay, but got to choose the menu...I'm guessing there'd be a lot of steak and lobster on the menu...
  
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If there could be an objective, non-Jim Crow test for voters, I would probably support it.  One that did not favor either ideology, and that did not even automatically disenfranchise the lunatic fringe of other right or left.  The problem is, such a thing cannot exist.

Land ownership is no longer a good qualifying factor, either.  Maybe taxes paid, including sales, property, income, whatever.  I dunno.  But Ann Coulter is just a button pusher, and she knows where the buttons are on the folks that follow her.  And she knows how to push 'em. And she makes a lot of money doing it.
  

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Re: Ann Coulter and Fox News want to bring back literacy tests for voting?
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If it was on Faux news it has to be true.   Grin
  

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Coulter goes out of his way to be controversial. I don't think anyone truly believes what he says.

  
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Fıddler wrote on Apr 15th, 2015 at 1:18pm:
Coulter goes out of his way to be controversial. I don't think anyone truly believes what he says.



Sadly, I think some DO believe what he says. 
  

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Fıddler wrote on Apr 15th, 2015 at 1:18pm:
Coulter goes out of his way to be controversial. I don't think anyone truly believes what he says.



Coulter is a woman Fiddler. You are not thinking of Hillary are you?
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Greg55_99 wrote on Apr 15th, 2015 at 11:37am:


Well, my grandparents had to pass a test, and be able to speak English too. How many of you passed your driving test? Anything that might involve some intelligence, the left is against it. Did you have to take a test for your job? No, did you have to fill out a form and fill in the information wanted?
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We couldn't have a literacy test........most democrats would fail.    Wink
  

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Re: Ann Coulter and Fox News want to bring back literacy tests for voting?
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robth wrote on Apr 15th, 2015 at 2:00pm:
We couldn't have a literacy test........most democrats would fail.    Wink


...and there ya go...

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