Monday, September 3, 2012

Let's Ensure The Right To Vote--Finally

It might come as a surprise, but the Constitution does not guarantee Americans the right to vote.  In fact, the United States is in the minority on this one. (apparently, Singapore is another) What the Constitution does have is a list of “thou shalt nots”….
What an amendment would do is help the courts do a better job doing what they are doing now. For better or for worse the courts have become the referees of election disputes.
Check out “Electoral Dysfunction”

Who knows….maybe one day our government officials will stop trying to make it harder for poor people, or young people, or people of color to vote.  I think what we need is a right to vote that would finally say after all of these years that an adult citizen of the United States has a right to have his or her say on Election Day and the government must ensure that their right is protected.

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