Only the educated people should have the right to

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“Only the educated people
should have the right to vote
in elections.” What is your
view?
INTRODUCTION
Educated: People who have went through
education  have critical thinking/ analytical ability
and knowledgeable about global affairs.
 Vote: Formal choice of government and set of
policies they support.
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Thesis: The very purpose of elections is to practice
democracy, hence voting should be an all-inclusive
affair to ensure the priorities of all citizens are met.
YES, ONLY THE EDUCATED PEOPLE SHOULD
HAVE THE RIGHTS TO VOTE.
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The uneducated mostly may not possess analytical
ability to make good judgments.
They can be easily swayed by emotional slogans and
populist measures.
Former actor Joseph Estrada was elected as President
of Philippines, mostly by the poor and uneducated
citizens. They were taken in by his Robin Hood persona
in his movie career and his candid rebuttals to political
rivals. However, his 2 year helm not only proved his
incompetence, but also recorded numerous acts of
corruption charges.
Education enables critical thinking, a discerning mind,
which is able to spot empty promises and mere
persuasive rhetorics.
INTERESTING QUOTES
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“If immigrants must take a test to prove themselves
deserving of citizenship, should voters also not
prove that they deserve such rights?”
HOWEVER…
There is no full guarantee that the educated would
use their votes objectively either.
 Allowing only the educated to vote will most
probably mean that only the needs of the educated
are taken care of and accentuate inequality in the
nation.
 It is human nature to vote for the party one thinks
can bring one more benefits. Politicians will also
focus only on pleasing the educated, since they are
the ones who will vote them in.
 US healthcare insurance.
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NO, EVERYONE SHOULD BE GIVEN THE RIGHT
TO VOTE.
Every citizen whether educated or not, is still a
citizen and should be given a stake in deciding the
country’s leaders.
 Singapore’s principle of governance “ a stake for
everyone, opportunities for all”.
 Also, governance is a 2-way relationship. The
government needs the support of all the citizens, in
order to implement initiatives and policies smoothly
and effectively.
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CONCLUSION
Every citizen should be given the right to vote so
that they have a stake in the decision making of
their leaders, and so that all citizens’ needs will be
taken care of, not just the educated.
 Furthermore, being educated does not necessarily
mean one is politically aware or will make fair and
objective decisions.
 Disagree with the statement that only the educated
should have a right to vote.
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