I took a survey this morning and I thought some of the questions were quite strange. For example, Do you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree or strongly disagree that people who miss three straight elections should be prohibited from voting? I mean, is some legal body actually considering banning people from voting because they miss three straight elections?
Or, how about this one: Do you believe certain words that denigrate a person’s race, gender, or sexual orientation should be banned in America? I don’t think people should say the words, but are we really going to take political correctness so far that we ban them? Doesn’t that go against free speech?
There’s more… Do you believe the U.S. Government should regulate content on the Internet? Please, again, against free speech and what a crazy idea! I can’t imagine anyone on either side of the aisle agreeing to that one.
There was also a question about changing the Constitution in regards to natural citizenship. If you are born here, you’re an American no matter what the legal status of your parents. Legal status of your parents wasn’t a consideration when our founding fathers wrote the Constitution and it shouldn’t be now. Can you imagine the mess of having to prove you’re a citizen, so your child will be one too?
If these questions are being asked in a survey by a well known company, that means someone is actually thinking we should change our country in these ways. I really hope these things do not get discussed on a national level. It would be a waste of time.