Way back before NC was a State, to vote in the local colonial elections a man had to be 25 years or older, own a certain amount of property, be a member in good standing in a local church and be in the militia, organized or unorganized. Those in the unorganized militia had to prove they owned a firearm and certain amount of shot and powered for their weapon.
Let’s think about this for a few moments. Voting is force; if you win an election you are literally forcing your will on those you disagree with and upon many more people then you could on your own power, even if you have a gun and those around you do not. Life was much harder then and a 25 year old man in the 1750’s likely to be much more mature then most 25 year old men today. You want mature men to vote. Compare that to those who vote today.
Property requirements ensure those who vote are invested in preserving the current system. Militia means you are willing to defend your blood and soil
Church membership here is a proxy for moral training and correct behavior. Whether the training stuck is difficult to ascertain but churches at the time had no problem with pulling membership from those who colored to far outside of the lines.
To this I would add a shit ton of disqualifications. I would not allow childless men to vote. They have no stake in the future. The college educated should also be barred, unless their schooling is in something useful and practical like engineering… useful engineering like those who build machines, roads, sewers, dig mines etc. Software engineers and the like need not apply. Otherwise, the college educated are generally stuffed full of silly shit that bares no weight in the world. They are also foolish beyond all accounting as the White college educated man lines up to vote for the party most likely to slit his throat. Those who are not the descendent of the founding fathers should not be allowed to vote. The nation was created for them and us, their posterity. There is nothing about a melting pot etc in their writings. Those descended from the men who voted for and fought for Lincoln should also be barred from voting. Their fore fathers demonstrated a remarkable lust for power and tax revenue or an unredeemable level of gullibility. Either way they come from questionable bloodlines. Anyone who draws their pay from tax dollars should be barred from voting while they take govt money. Military officers should be barred for life.
To be fair, most of what these people vote for are not inherently evil and much of it proved to work well in smaller, cohesive nations, but generations of voting patterns from these bloodlines have proven them unreliable from the stand point of small government and individual liberty. These people have been voting to increase government at the expense of liberty for generations now. They will not “change’ and liberty will not be restored while they are allowed the vote. The usa will continue on its path of destruction and varying rates until the work is done. In one generation, max, the usa will not resemble the nation I grew up in and any sense of the word. When I grew up, there were still men who could remember the usa as a mostly free nation. One generation from now that will not be true. One of the main points of failure will have been extending the franchise and then citizenship to people unsuited for life in a republic based on limited government.
As you can tell, there aren’t many men I think who should be allowed to. Its way to powerful of a weapon to not regulate heavily and do all you can to ensure men vote properly; keeping the government’s power much smaller than the collective power of individual men. History tells us, universal suffrage is a failure regarding preserving the rights of free men