I had this article all buttoned up and ready to go. When I told my husband that my article was about testing to have the right to vote, he said the Constitution guarantees us the right to vote. Damn it … re-write. Apparently the Devil is truly in the details.
Per Wikipedia: The Fifteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits the federal and state governments from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen’s “race, color, or previous condition of servitude”. It was ratified on February 3, 1870, as the third and last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
But I say, hell, yes, there needs to be a test to vote! Obviously our Founding Fathers never could have comprehended such an unappreciative empty-skull society that too many Americans have become, never imagining that people would vote for someone based on “he wears boxers, I love his butt” or “I loved him on SNL.” (Which BTW brings me to a future article I’m pinning about how liberal, God-hating-women’s having the right to vote has historically proved to be nothing but tragic and they need to be banned.)
The subject of a test before voting is a quagmire of “what if’s,” and “if only’s.” Here are a few observances on why I think a test is imperative for America’s future existence. Potential voters need to have some basic knowledge about our wonderful country’s history, which, as an American one should know:
The trouble those pesky liberals would have with a test is that all test questions would point to the fact that our nation was dedicated and founded on God and is divinely led by His Spirit. So, requiring a test to vote would never make it to law. For now, let’s imagine there is a test. Here are some subjects that test questions should cover.
Starting from the Pilgrims sailing on the Mayflower: Why did the Pilgrims head to American shores anyway? Answer…they were escaping religious persecution in England. “Having undertaken, for the Glory of God and advancements of the Christian faith.” The Pilgrims believed God had chosen them to provide a model for a “City upon a Hill”. That they and we today should serve as a beacon of light for the rest of the world. (A beacon of Light, meaning to show the way into God’s truth, not to come here along with your foreign gods)
Our American Exceptionalism is what makes us uniquely American. About our ideology, “Americanism”, based on equality in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
One must know basics of The Revolutionary War. Us against England, causing the creation and establishment of America. Therefore we celebrate our nation’s birth on July 4th. Thomas Jefferson said, “The Tree of Liberty must from time to time be refreshed with the blood of patriots and tyrants”. Unfortunately, those who forget history are doomed to repeat it. Little by little we are allowing that same tyrannical spirit to come upon our nation again. Due in a large part to the uninformed-uneducated Democrat voter. We presently find ourselves upon the slippery slope of subtle oppression. Unfortunately, oppression is never satisfied with just a little.
Another must know. We are a republic, we are not a democracy. A republic is a form of government in which power is held by the people and representatives they elect. Yet in present day Washington, our elected officials are cutting deals with the devil and ignoring their constituents’ demands. With such hot button issues as, socialized medicine, aka Obamacare, anti-2nd Amendment, aka, gun control, border control or lack thereof and women’s healthcare, aka abortion on demand, we need to hold our reps accountable and our citizenry.