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Voting ..........................

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Apr 30, 2016.

  1. Crabtownboy

    Crabtownboy Well-Known Member
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    Is voting a right or a privilege?
     
  2. Rob_BW

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    In the United States, or just in general?
     
  3. InTheLight

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    15th Amendment:
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.

    19th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

    24th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.

    26th Amendment
    The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

    So there it is again, the phrase, "the right of the citizens....to vote." Any citizen of any race, any sex, anyone over 18 has the right to vote. (Not felons, though. Except perhaps in Virginia, since the Dem. governor issued an executive order.)
     
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    I would say that it is a qualified right, based on the bit about age and felony history.
     
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    Keep in mind - that a State or Commonwealth could allow ten year olds to vote.
    Keep in mind - that a State or Commonwealth could allow non-citizens to vote.
     
  6. InTheLight

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    Yes, it's called the tenth amendment. If someone is over 18 years old and a US citizen the Constitution gives them the right to vote. States may add on to those rights if they like.

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    You would think that common sense would prevent something like this from happening, but unfortunately we have places like california
     
  8. blessedwife318

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    Common sense is anything but common. Just look at this election cycle to see that.
     
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