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Thread: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Voting is mentioned as a right at least four times in the Constitution bill of rights. So your claim that voting is not a right is blatantly false.



    15th Amendment (1870): "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 (1920): "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."

    23rd Amendment (1961): provides that residents of the District of Columbia can vote for the President and Vice-President.

    24th Amendment (1964): "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 (1971): "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."
    I swear to god, this happens to me every time I take the OP or any other post at face value.

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    I swear to god, this happens to me every time I take the OP or any other post at face value.
    Don't feel bad about it.Even with these constitutional amendments plain as day clearly state the right of citizens to vote, many will still argue until blue in the face that it doesn't guarantee citizens the right to vote and will still claim voting is a privilege.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    I worked in an absentee ballot for presidential election in October of 2012. I thought voting was a right...

    After 'intreference' from lawyers (advocates), voters could vote without ID, could vote without knowing who they were going to vote for beforehand, could let someone else tell them who to vote for even though not disabled in any way (unless non-political is a disability).

    Can't wait until the 16 year olds and the Canadians are allowed to vote. Then voting will truly be a right. Right now, voting is a quasi-right.

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    As post #68 details, I don't think it is necessary, but I am not opposed to the idea, beyond the fact that it seems like a waste of time and effort.

    I am not opposed to voter ID laws as long as they provide a four year waiting period and funding for voter outreach before enactment.

    Ex-cons should be allowed to vote. This is especially important because many of our laws and law enforcement activities target unpopular minorities.

    Higher priorities for amendments:
    An explicit right to privacy*, including protection for the private behavior of consenting adults.
    (*The right to privacy is already in the constitution in my view, but the courts have not consistently agreed)

    Equal rights amendment for women.

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Same reason they don't want anyone to require an ID, it's hurts their chances of getting elected.
    If the state does not provide free ID then it's nothing more than a hidden pole tax. If the state wants to provide voter ID's free of charge I have no problem with it nor should anyone else.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    are you in favor of them being able to own guns too?
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Voting should be a constitutional right.

    But before the left gets too excited, remember that when something becomes enshrined in the constitution, it will only be available to proven citizens of the country, not all those reliable Democrat voters just visiting from southern climes.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    If it ensured that verified citizens were the only voters at the booths, then sure, why not?

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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Since when are judges elected?
    We vote every other year whether to keep the current judges or not. They may not be elected but it takes the agreement of the people for them to stay in office.
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    Re: Constitutional Amendment Making Voting A Right

    I hope it never becomes a "right". Of course, I say that for pretty much everything except a few choice things.

    Creating "rights" is letting more of the genie out of the bottle. We've already erected a society where people think jobs, health care, welfare, etc. are rights. God forbid I work to regain some normalcy.

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