x

No Idiot Left Behind

2:15 PM -- CNN.com carries this report of much needed electoral reform in the Garden State:

    New Jersey is to consider cutting the word 'idiot' from its constitution so that people with some mental disabilities won't be barred from voting. State Senate President Richard Codey introduced a bill Monday that would remove language from the New Jersey constitution that was designed more than 150 years ago to prevent people suffering from mental illness or handicap from casting their vote in national, state or local elections.

    Codey wants to eliminate a section that says "no idiot or insane person should enjoy the right of suffrage..."
This should triple the number of eligible voters over across the Hudson. (It should be noted that the N.J. Motor Vehicle Commission long ago eliminated any such restrictions from its licensing requirements.)

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

Be the first to post a comment regarding this story.
HOME
Sign In
SEARCH
CLOSE
MORE
CLOSE