I don't know about you guys but looking around this forum at some of the posts and then asking my friends later on about politics I gotta say I'm very disappointed. So many people know so very little, but much worse is the abundance of people who know literally nothing but party lines and bullshit about other candidates or make false claims about their candidates. Seriously some of the shit I see is ridiculous, even worse seems to be the lack of interest to learn. No one takes the time to research claims, no one pays attention to what is actually happening, and the ones that pay the smallest bit of attention lie through their teeth to anyone who will listen to hopefully give their party an edge or make them vote their way. With how ill-informed most people are and how most people just choose their votes by party lines, it just makes me feel disgusted. We were given this great right, this amazing privilege that a lot of people in this world don't have and yet... I sit here watching it be squandered and wasted by the masses, to make matters worse the people that do vote seem to have no concept of what they are voting for... Something I've always joked about with my friends is there should be an IQ test to vote, however it seems it might be time to actually implement this.... anyone agree that an IQ test(or equivalent, or possibly oral test showing knowledge of election/issues) should be mandatory? I realize in part this would take away freedoms and no matter how much support this idea garnered it would never be implemented but still, tell me your thoughts. Do you agree with it? Why/why not. If you do agree how do you think it should be implemented, what standards should people be judged by, etc.