Monday, January 08, 2007

New Jersey may cut 'idiot' from constitution -

New Jersey may cut 'idiot' from constitution - "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."

No word yet on how this will affect the state legislature.

1 comment:

Knucklehead said...

"No idiot or insane person should enjoy the right of suffrage." Article II, Section I, Paragraph 6.

Clearly this has been ignored these many decades. Otherwise the voting eligible population of the state would be a nice, manageable ten-thousand or so.