Tuesday, January 09, 2007

NJ to consider letting "idiots" vote?

From CNN:
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" and substitute with a reference to "a person who has been adjudicated by a court of competent jurisdiction to lack the capacity to understand the act of voting."
Considering their recent trend of voting for corrupt and incompetent Democrats (See Torricelli, Menendez, Corzine, Lautenburg, etc.), I'd say that it would be a waste of time to officially allow "people with some mental disabilities" to vote in New Jersey. They apparently have been voting all along.