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Should People Only be Allowed to Vote if they Pass a Certain Test?
This threatens the idea of true democracy.
There is a risk of authoritarianism when only a selected group holds political power.
Every citizen has the right to vote, and it's the job of a country to nurture (by education for example) critic/intelligent civilians that are capable of choosing who should lead them.
Maybe there should always be an option something like ‘I do not wish to vote for the available candidates ‘ - so that the opinions of those who feel disenfranchised can be heard.
Politicians can use certain test questions to eliminate their opponents.
Rejecting someone's worldview on the basis that they are ignorant is antithetical to democracy. The goal of democracy is not to make "correct" decisions, it is maintain government that most accurately represents the desires of the people, even if that is not pragmatically ideal.
Democracy for its own sake has not been proven by history to be a valuable goal.
Throughout history, democracy has had many different checks on unfettered democracy - age, legality, ownership of land, sex, race, etc. This would simply be a different check on the process - only allowing those with a minimal knowledge of an issue to vote on that issue.
To think that democracy should be protected unconditionally suggests some form of
True democracy is not necessarily better than other forms of government.