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Should People Only be Allowed to Vote if they Pass a Certain Test?
More intelligent people would be given a greater voice, making smart choices more important than popularity.
Intelligence, as defined by "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge and skills", is a desired trait in any leader, and in those selecting said leaders, for as long as the problems leaders are meant to address require skill and knowledge in order to solve them.
Critical thinking is better mastered by intelligent people.
Better should always be popular, but popular isn't always better.
An unbiased test regarding basic knowledge about the political system (and possibly history) would work against ignorant mob mentalities.
Intelligence does not equal sound political choices; it is subject to personal preference - including popularity - which no amount of testing can guard against.
This fundamentally claims that "intelligent" people should have more rights that those of lesser intelligence, which seems like a dystopian way of viewing humanity
Intelligence is subjective; being able to memorise political policies does not necessarily mean you make better voting decisions
General intelligence, or just mere knowledge about civics, is not an indicator of other values such as empathy, a sense of right or wrong, or economic polices that we might consider essential for a voter to have in a civic society.