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  • #46
    Originally posted by biker View Post

    Do you not think that appealing to voters these days is a race to the bottom?
    In a system that uses public education to seek 100% literacy and an age of information with every available topic at hand with the push of a button I'm thinking the bottom has a different meaning to you and I. I see the US as trying to elevate every citizen to a level of competence and engagement that will further enhance our republic.

    It it seems that you feel the US is simply ceding power to lesser beings. If the experience of the Trump administration has shown me anything, the richest most powerful people are also capable of grand ignorance and demonstrate a threat to the republic.

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    • #47
      Originally posted by biker View Post

      Constitution says no such thing, Capt. You should read it sometime
      15th Amendment
      Section. 1. 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.

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      • #48
        Originally posted by Captquint View Post

        15th Amendment
        Section. 1. 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.
        That states the govt cannot restrict the right to vote based on those characteristics. It states nothing about the absolute right to vote. But Im sure you already knew that

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        • #49
          • 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."

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          • #50
            • 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."

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Captquint View Post
              • 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."
              Eliminates the poll tax. Still not an absolute right to vote.

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              • #52
                Originally posted by biker View Post

                Eliminates the poll tax. Still not an absolute right to vote.
                Where in the Constitution do you see something that says anyone shouldn't vote? From the original writing to the aforementioned 20th century amendments, the Constitution defines who is allowed to vote. Is there some section that talks about the people that shouldn't?

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                • #53
                  people without skin in the game have an absolute right to vote

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                  • #54
                    Originally posted by Captquint View Post
                    people without skin in the game have an absolute right to vote
                    But that could be changed, and should be changed. And the Constitution would allow it.

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                    • #55
                      Originally posted by biker View Post

                      But that could be changed, and should be changed. And the Constitution would allow it.
                      The Constitution by design could allow for anything. But with Congress the way it is, will never allow an amendment as you describe.

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                      • #56
                        Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                        The Constitution by design could allow for anything. But with Congress the way it is, will never allow an amendment as you describe.
                        Oh, I dont disagree. Such a radical change could never happen.

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                        • #57
                          Racists and members of hate groups shouldn't be allowed to vote because their vote is, by definition, biased.

                          Oops, that lets you out Bicker.

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                          • #58
                            Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                            But how is it useful to the dems?
                            Twice now you've brought up the Dems, when I didn't. Feeling guilty?

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                            • #59
                              Originally posted by antknot View Post

                              Twice now you've brought up the Dems, when I didn't. Feeling guilty?
                              The post two before you did, and you added to the discussion.

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                              • #60
                                Originally posted by Captquint View Post

                                The post two before you did, and you added to the discussion.
                                Yep, guilty.

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