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Thread: Is voting a right

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    And he is an idiot, so what?
    I'm just saying.

    There is no explicit right to vote.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I understand that but still doesn't exist.

    A state could, in theory, not want representation and deny voting privileges.
    Each state is required to elect representatives just as each state is required to draft a Constitution.

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Each state is required to elect representatives just as each state is required to draft a Constitution.
    Yep, my state even gives a right to vote in it's constitution but it could rewrite it and remove that part.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm just saying.

    There is no explicit right to vote.
    if you had read it, it said the RIGHT to vote
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I understand that but still doesn't exist.

    A state could, in theory, not want representation and deny voting privileges.
    And since such a thing would never happen (and would likely face some serious challenges), then for all intents and purposes, there is a federal right to vote.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I'm just saying.

    There is no explicit right to vote.
    Yes it says we have a right to vote. Without it we would not be a Representative republic. Our vote allows us to pick our Representatives. Now do we have a right to vote in everyone in government, no. This does not make it a privilege.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Here you guys go.

    “if the courts can consider any question settled, it is this one. … The Constitution, when it conferred citizenship, did not necessarily confer the right of suffrage”

    Minor v. Happersett: Information from Answers.com

    It says later (1964) that this interpretation was abandoned but as it is, there is no absolute right to vote.
    Last edited by Harry Guerrilla; 03-13-10 at 01:14 AM.
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    Re: Is voting a right

    Just a quick note to Jerry - as a single mom of two younger teenagers, I have never, ever been on any kind of public assistance. I've never drawn unemployment, I've worked multiple jobs in order NOT to draw government benefits.

    You seem to think that single woman = lazy bum who does nothing but have babies and draw welfare. You are dead wrong.

    I work my ass off for myself and my children. I own my home, I pay taxes, I work every day, I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield insurance and I don't owe anyone anything. Well, that's a lie.. I owe money to my mortgage company.. everything else I have is paid for.

    So for you to sit there and state that my privilege to vote should be revoked based simply on the fact that 1. I'm a woman and 2. I am single, burns my ass.
    Fool me once, shame on you.
    Fool me twice....shame on me.

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    Re: Is voting a right

    Quote Originally Posted by RightinNYC View Post
    I'm not saying that your asinine comments justify those actions, but I'm saying that you shouldn't act all surprised when people act like that in response to such ridiculous claims.
    I wasn't, so I guess you and I have nothing left to discuss

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    Re: Is voting a right

    I find everyone who is in favour of restricting voting thinks anyone with a brain will vote the same way as them.
    The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.

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