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Voting is a Right, Not a Duty

Mary2264 Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 9:49 AM
There is nothing in our constitution that says voting is a constitutional "right". As citizens, it is something we get the privaledge of doing.
wmou Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 10:29 AM
Yes it is a right for Senator and representative, but not president.
1: The Senate of the United States shall be composed of two Senators from each State, elected by the people thereof, for six years; and each Senator shall have one vote.
1: The House of Representatives shall be composed of Members chosen every second Year by the People of the several States, and the Electors in each State shall have the Qualifications requisite for Electors of the most numerous Branch of the State Legislature.

DMacTx Wrote: Oct 29, 2012 1:03 PM
But even then, the manner for electing those offices is delegated to the States. The US Constitution does not protect a "right" to vote. It only establishes that it cannot be restricted by race or sex (Amend. 15&19). Congress could, if they wanted to commit suicide, attempt to restrict suffrage in federal elections by some means not protected.

IF YOU'VE HEARD IT ONCE, you've heard it a thousand times: It's your civic duty to vote. Between now and Election Day – unless you're planning an extended session in a sensory-deprivation tank – you'll no doubt hear it again. And again.

Don't believe it. It's not your duty to vote.

Not that I'm against voting. I was 9 when I first saw the inside of a voting booth. It was Election Day, 1968. My father took me with him early in the morning when he went to vote and let me pull the lever for his candidate -- Hubert H....