Universal suffrage is a poorly considered form of democracy. Democracy that excludes the voice and opinion of the retarded portion of the population, might be viable. I would certainly be willing to give it a try, by requiring voters to first pass a training course and earn a certificate proving that they are informed and rational, the sort of education that immigrants have to master in order to earn their citizenship. When I taught, our kids learned this in 11th grade as the course we called PIG. I would also require any potential voters to demonstrate a familiarity with the candidates and the issues before they voted.More like the cure.