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Help Wanted: Only Informed Voters Need Apply!

Dale Glading, 2010 Republican candidate for Congress in New Jersey's 1st District
July 24, 2012
… Simply put, the right to vote isn’t a right at all. It is not included in the main body of the Constitution, in the Bill of Rights or in the succeeding 17 amendments. Therefore, it is a privilege and not a right. And as such, it can be regulated by each state, providing that they meet certain federal and constitutional guidelines. …
Today, America is facing some of the most pressing and complicated challenges in our 236-year history. It is going to take the best candidates our country can offer to solve those problems and it is going to take an informed electorate to choose those candidates.
That is why I support a national civics test as a prerequisite for voting in a federal election.  Read more...

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