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Nov 06 2012

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Who Should NOT Vote?

 

Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual — or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country.”

–Samuel Adams (1781)

When logging on to Facebook today to share our own GiM (Grassroots in Michigan) “Special Election Edition” I couldn’t help but notice all the appeals to vote however are they some people who should not vote? I think so..What do you think?

Who Should Not Vote.

  • Anyone who is not willing to go out of their way a little (rise early, stay late, wait in line, etc.) should not vote. Voting is worth it!
  • Anyone not willing to form an informed opinion as to whom is the best candidate should not vote.
  • Anyone who would be voting simply to “get themselves a raise” should not vote. If you don’t think you are voting for the best candidate you should not vote.
  • Anyone who is not willing to follow our laws should not vote.
  • Anyone not capable of making an informed, individual opinion (such as children. Mentally impaired, etc..) should not vote. (1)

Who Should Vote?

  • Every Concerned, Informed, Law Abiding Citizen Should Vote.
  • This Is The Only Way Our Republic Will Survive.
  • Voting is a responsibility. It is more than a privilege and it is NOT a right!
  • You must be informed!

The Right To Vote

“The Constitution contains many phrases, clauses, and amendments detailing ways people cannot be denied the right to vote. You cannot deny the right to vote because of race or gender. Citizens of Washington DC can vote for President; 18-year-olds can vote; you can vote even if you fail to pay a poll tax. The Constitution also requires that anyone who can vote for the “most numerous branch” of their state legislature can vote for House members and Senate members.

Note that in all of this, though, the Constitution never explicitly ensures the right to vote, as it does the right to speech, for example. It does require that Representatives be chosen and Senators be elected by “the People,” and who comprises “the People” (The original text states “The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, (chosen by the Legislature thereof,) (It was revised by the 17th Amendment, section 1.) for six Years; and each Senator shall have one Vote.has been expanded by the aforementioned amendments several times. Aside from these requirements, though, the qualifications for voters are left to the states. And as long as the qualifications do not conflict with anything in the Constitution, that right can be withheld. For example, in Texas, persons declared mentally incompetent and felons currently in prison or on probation are denied the right to vote. It is interesting to note that though the 26th Amendment requires that 18-year-olds must be able to vote, states can allow persons younger than 18 to vote, if they chose to.” Things That Are Not In the U.S. Constitution

(1)Is Voting a Right or a Privilege?

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