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A Cynical Process: Part II

Thomas2124 Wrote: May 02, 2012 1:28 PM
People who receive government handouts should not be allowed to vote.
3129 Wrote: May 02, 2012 3:28 PM
In the early days of our republic, only property owners could vote. Unfortunately, these days government handouts ARE a property right. I would prefer to pay less taxes, but that is not going to happen, so the best I can do is try to get as much back as I can. Fire All Incumbents. Viva la revolucion.
wiseone Wrote: May 02, 2012 2:07 PM
There is no constitutional right to vote. Even Amendments that discuss voting rights and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 do not guarantee anyone a "right" to vote. Voting rights are endowed by the individual states.

Federal laws regarding voting rights only identify characteristics that cannot be used to disqualify voters such as race, religion, gender, etc.
Corbett_ Wrote: May 02, 2012 6:09 PM
But the people of every state have reserved the RIGHT to vote in federal elections.

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