Originally Posted by xbook
Maybe we should only allow white male property owners the right to vote.
That is the idea. When the Constitution was written white male property owners happened to be the only people who were educated and had means. This meant that they probably had some knowledge or political theory and philosophy and wouldn't sell their votes due to their being of low economic status.
It's absolutely ridiculous to give everyone the right to vote. If you need to have surgery do you go to a surgeon for advice and the operation or do you walk into inner-city Detroit and ask some random hoodlums for advice and to perform the surgery? Why is government treated differently. Political issues should be handled by people that are qualified and understand the duty before them, not by every idiot looking for a free meal.