Should votes from people who have university degrees count more than votes from people who only have a high school degree?

I'm thinking of this scheme:

No High School Degree: votes count 0.5x

High School Degree: 1x

Bachelor's: 1.5x

Post-graduate: 2x

This will prevent uneducated people from voting unqualified candidates into office

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  • di
    Lv 4
    4 weeks ago

    There might not be so much crap & waste in DC if more NOT-lawyer people were elected - never mind voting.  Obviously you have fallen down an elitist rabbit-hole.  The conversation might be lofty, but no one in your circle is going to know how to fix your car, your AC, your plumbing, or build your house... heck, they're not even going to provide day care for your children.   Please allow me to introduce you to a novel concept:  Not every intelligent person wants or needs to attend college, and conversely, many idiots needlessly attend college until they no longer can.

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    No. Voting is a right. 

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  • 4 weeks ago

    While this system would benefit me personally, it is not a just system. Laws effect those without education just as much as those with education. Taking away voting power from this group of people will lead to laws that harm this population at the benefit of those with higher degrees. Education will be pushed on those who should not be attempting it even more. More degree inflation will happen leading to jobs that previously required only a highschool degree to require a bachelors or higher. People would spend years of their life earning an education to work a menial job that requires few skills. Tuition and student loans would continue to increase exponentially leading the average graduate to be swamped with even more debt. There would likely be deficits in the workforce in areas that don't need degrees.

    It is also a misnomer to state that people with more education are going to vote for better candidates. I know many people with highschool degrees who are much more politically informed than others holding a masters degree.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Absolutely not. Everyone's vote should count the same. Just because someone is uneducated doesn't mean they shouldn't have a voice in their own government. 

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    It is an interesting idea, but unfortunately it is not going to replace universal suffrage.  Many people literally don't understand what they are voting for, which is why referenda are not the best idea.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    In the early days of democracy, only people who owned land were allowed to vote. Then it was only men who were allowed to vote. Fortunately, things have moved on since then. You touch on a valid point: "Are the opinions of some people worth more than others?" Or another variant is "Should those who make no net contribution to the cost of running the nation have any say in how it is run?" In a modern democracy, we have decided that all people are equal before the law, including their equal right to vote. Having a degree in dance or ecology or English Literature or business administration does not mean a person should have any more rights than any other voter. Democracy has its limitations but, so far, we have not found a fairer system.

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  • No college = 3/5ths of a normal vote.

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