Voting and shaping a country is a privilege not a right
Issuing each citizen a gun is not a solution to protection, so why is each person automatically given voting rights? Based upon thousands of years of history, politicians have an extremely poor record in keeping campaign promises (see ‘grabbing power’ in ‘Current Democratic System as Middle Man‘), and when combined with problems with ‘Voter Knowledge Issues‘ it guarantees abuse of the system.
Everyone has the right to participate (intenet forums, step up, please, contribute), but before you are given the right to actually vote, i.e. to impact the lives of other citizens, you should prove it.
If you have an opinion:
1) formulate your opinion
2) present it in a public forum (internet)
3) defend it, persuade a larger audience (i.e. some type of majority, not necessarily 51%)
If you cannot do this than it means your opinion was:
1) not well formulated or thought through
2) needs revision to persuade a larger audience of the validity
However, OSPF does have the flexibility to allow ‘armchair coaches’ to vote (i.e. people who just ‘shout’ something but only have a surface understanding of the issue), simply the weight of their vote will be much lower to:
1. mitigate the effect of ‘mob rule’
2. keep a proper relation to those who do put in significant time, or, in the interest of fairness