Keep them dumb. Someone's got to spill their blood in times of war and man the factories in peacetime. What! Bring back the good old Athens democracy? I prefer a modern interpretation.. Equal rights for all. Somethings didn't go your way in the last few years? Can you give an example/s of your idea of the ''really bad decisions can result from it. '' You seem to be saying some shouldn'd be allowed to vote. If that is the case, can you tell us who?