Should there be a mandatory civics exam before you can vote?

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  1. Grampa Murked U
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    Might save us from uninformed & dangerous people.
     
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    That kind of thing was tried before and it did not go well.
     
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    I just figured with the asinine test to buy a gun thread people might be open to it.
     
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    when did that happen? And what went so wrong?
     
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    There should probably have to be a background check and a mandatory waiting period.
     
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    Not quite sure. I just remember my uncle Jim used to crow about it all the time.
     
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    I wouldn't mind it as a basis for registering to vote. I'd use civic questions found on US citizenship test. I wouldn't want it required before every election, just at time of registration.
     
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    I think you should have to pay property tax in order to be registered to vote.
     
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    They don't teach American history in Missouri?
     
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    We do have compulsory education from age about 5 to 18 in the U.S. It does include civics.
     

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