Thursday, September 23, 2004

FINALLY, SOMETHING SERIOUS TO TALK ABOUT

Here's a political question that has nothing to do with whether you're a Republican or a Democrat.

Should registered voters who are also afflicted with Alzheimers or other types of acute dementia be allowed to vote?

My two cents? Voting is a privilege, not a right. As with other privileges in our society, it can be permanently or temprorarily suspended for a variety of reasons. If it can be shown that an individual is incapable of forming a coherent thought, I'd say they shouldn't be allowed to vote. Since it looks like (if you read the story) these folks are "assisted" by someone else, what you really have is a situation where their "assistants" get to vote twice. Is that right? Again, I'd say no.


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