One of the rites of passage in becoming a responsible adult is obtaining a driver’s license. We’ve all been through the rigors of passing both written and driving test before being allowed behind the wheel. No one wants a pimply faced teenager let loose on the public without him first demonstrating knowledge of the rules of the road.
When I moved to North Carolina I had to take a written test, even though I had been driving for over ten years. I, once again, had to take a test upon renewal a couple of years ago. This is the state’s way of making sure I know what the hell I’m doing on the public thoroughfares. This is reasonable.
So, why can’t we make voters take a test demonstrating they have knowledge of the rules of our republic? Furthermore, shouldn’t there be a set of qualifications to ensure the safety of the public weal from ignorant, avaricious voters who don’t know, or care about the issues at large? Hell, a majority doesn’t even know their state senator or representative, yet, they’re pulling the lever.
I admit this barrier will not stop the stupid. Where there is a will, there is a way. Besides, we are in a period when citizenship is not valued. Illegal aliens flood our streets and they don’t have driver’s licenses. I’m sure their voting as well.
Last year, I was driving on I-85, near Raleigh, when I happened to look in my rearview mirror. A car was barreling down upon me. Mind you, I was going at least 75 miles per hour. I got the hell out of the way. Sure enough, a young man flew by me as though I was standing still. What was scary is he had a donut tire on the rear passenger side of his car. That tire is for emergency purposes only. Needless to say, I slowed down and stayed away from this imbecile. I only wish we could do the same with liberal voters.