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US ELECTION: VOTERS COGNITIVE ABILITY TEST TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 24 October 2004 01:50
US ELECTION: VOTERS COGNITIVE ABILITY TEST TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE


Recently there has been a debate in the US about whether citizens suffering from cognitive disability should have to pass a test before being allowed to vote. Those opposed to this proposal claim that the proposal would be a violation of the rights of persons with disabilities, and suggest that if there is to be a test it must be a global test and should apply to all citizens.

Here is a proposed global test for Cognitive Ability of US citizens to determine whether they are eligible to vote
US ELECTION: VOTERS COGNITIVE ABILITY TEST TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

DRAFT FOR DISCUSSION

COMPILED BY JOAN RUSSOW
GLOBAL COMPLIANCE RESEARCH PROJECT
1 250 598-0071

Recently there has been a debate in the US about whether citizens suffering from cognitive disability should have to pass a test before being allowed to vote. Those opposed to this proposal claim that the proposal would be a violation of the rights of persons with disabilities, and suggest that if there is to be a test it must be a global test and should apply to all citizens.

Here is a proposed global test for Cognitive Ability of US citizens to determine whether they are eligible to vote:


VOTERS COGNITIVE ABILITY TEST TO DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY TO VOTE

LEGEND
(A)- YES; (B) NO; (C) DON'T KNOW (D) DON'T UNDERSTAND

[IF LESS THAN 10% OF THE ANSWERS ARE (NO); RESPONDENT'S COGNITIVE ABILITY MAY BE BROUGHT INTO QUESTION.}

(i) Do you believe that the US is above the rule of International law

(i) Do you believe that the US should be required to accept the jurisdiction and decision of the International Court of Justice

(iii) Do you believe that the United Nations and the opinion of the UN General Assembly about actions serving US interests is irrelevant

(iv) Do you believe that the US has been justified in giving military assistance to dictators who have furthered US interests

(v) Do you believe that the US is justified in assisting in the assassination of state leaders who interfere with US interests or who are deemed to be a potential threat

(vi) Do you believe that military interventions by the US through its covert and overt "operations" are justified if they serve US interests.

(vii) Do you believe that international security is increased by having over 702 US military bases around the world, and by having nuclear powered and nuclear arms capable vessels circulate around the world

(viii) Do you believe that the US has the right to pre-emptive aggression against another state if the US perceives the state to be a threat

(ix) Do you believe that there is such a thing as the "Axis of Evil"

(x) Do you believe that Iran, Iraq and Korea are on the axis of evil

(xi) Do you believe that the US-led invasion of Afghanistan was an act of self defence

(xii) Do you believe that there was a connection between Al Quieda and Iraq

(xiii) Do you believe that even though there was sufficient intelligence prior to the invasion of Iraq that there were no weapons of mass destruction; the US-led invasion was justified

(xiv) Do you believe that the US will be safer if the US embarks upon the Ballistic Missile Defence program and uses space for defence purposes

(xv) Do you believe that increasing the Defence budget of the United States will make the US safer even though it might result in less funds for social programs

(xvi) Do you believe that there are no health and environmental consequences of war that cannot be effectively addressed through rehabilitation

(xvii) Do you believe that there is NO reason for the US to contribute .7% of the GDP to overseas development even though all member states, including the US, of the UN made that commitment

(xviii) Do you believe that the US is justified in using whatever means financially, or military to further its international interests

(xix) Do you believe that there should be NO limitations on the use of US power to further its international interests

(xx) Do you believe that the US practice of "persuasion" which is used in the formation of Coalitions is legitimate

(xxi) Do you believe that the US is entitled to continue a nuclear weapons program while criticizing other countries from developing nuclear arms capability

(xxii) Do you believe that the US has been justified in using Depleted uranium--which could have lasting environmental and health impacts-- in Iraq in 1991, in Kosovo in 1999, in Afghanistan 2001, and in Iraq in 2003

(xxiii) Do you believe that the US is correct in classifying depleted uranium as a conventional weapon

(xxiv) Do you believe that the possession of assault rifles conforms to the right to bear arms in the US Constitution

(xxv) Do you believe that the US will be safer if immigrants are kept out

(xxvi) Do you believe that the US will be safer if, at all border crossings, all visitors are scanned and finger printed

(xxvii) Do you believe that capital punishment is NOT cruel and unusual punishment and thus is justified under international law

(xxviii) Do you believe that the US should not ratify the International Criminal Court because the US should not be compelled to abide by international law

(xxix) Do you believe that the US, for the sake of national security, should be able to curb whatever civil and political rights are deemed necessary

(xxx) Do you believe in Armageddon, and that Israel has to be controlled by the Israelis if Christ is going to return

(xxxi) Do you believe that there is little reason to try to change the world because soon there will be Armageddon and the Kingdom of God is at hand

(xxxii) Do you believe that rapture will occur and you will ascend into heaven to be with Jesus

(xxxiii) Do you agree with Macteer from the Christian Roundtable that nuclear weapons are part of Gods design

(xxxiv) Do you believe that President Bush has been given a mandate by God and is carrying out God's work

(xxxv) Do you believe that it was a good idea to invade Iraq because it was the site of the Garden of Eden

(xxxvi) Do you accept the death of troops who are killed in battle because they will be going "home"

(xxxvii) Do you believe that more Christian missionaries should be sent to Moslem countries to convert Moslems

(xxxviii) Do you believe that there should be NOT be a separation between church and state

(xxxix) Do you believe that social services should be provided by faith based groups

(xl) Do you believe that bible reading should be resumed in the school system and that all non Christian students should be permitted to leave the room

(xli) Do you believe that the practice of permitting corporate donations to political parties prior to the election has little influence on political decisions

(xlii) Do you believe that the connections between politicians and oil/defence industries such as the following have NOT influenced policy, and the decision to invade Iraq
Bush Family (Union Banking Corp, OIL connections with Saudi Arabia), Powell and Perle's (Triem?), Wolfowitz (Gulf stream), Cheney (Halliburton)
Lyn Cheney (Lougheed), Karl Rowe (Boeing-Apache), Colin Powell and Rumsfelt (ABB nuclear reactors) etc.
Carlucci Carlyle group.

(xliii) Do you accept the "revolving door" practice--whereby former politicians become corporate lobbyist and visa versa

(xliv) Do you believe that the US should not be bound by international agreements that it signs and ratifies if the agreements impact on US interests

(xlv) Do you believe that even though the US ratified the Framework Convention on Climate Change and incurred an obligation to reduce Greenhouse gases, the US is not bound by the Convention if implementing the Convention would impact of the US economy and on US interests.

(xlvi) Do you believe that the US is NOT required to conserve biodiversity because the US signed but did not ratify the Convention on Biological Diversity

(xlvii) Do you believe in the need to reduce the ecological footprint
Do you believe that there is NOT an inherent right in nature beyond human purpose

(xlviii) Do you believe that the WTO should ensure that states do not establish trade barriers against US genetically engineered foods and crops

(xlix) Do you oppose judicial activism

(l) Do you believe in the Sanctity of marriage and that homosexuals are abnormal, that homosexuality arises not by nature but by nurture

(li) Do you believe that the Supreme Court should ultimately determine the results of a presidential election

(lii) Do you believe that overseas ballots will arrive at their destination with the normal US postage

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Last Updated on Sunday, 24 October 2004 01:50
 

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