Some people are not qualified to vote
Published: Thursday, October 18th, 2012
It’s getting to the point where some kind of voter qualification test should be administered before allowing just anyone to enter a voting booth with a ballot in their hands. Way back in feudal times, only landowners were allowed to vote.
Then a democratic movement took place and we now have any able or disabled body allowed to vote in elections. That, in itself is a good thing, but it implies some responsibility on the part of the voter to be informed.
It’s interesting to note that during the Reconstruction period after the Civil War, the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1868. This amendment reaffirmed state and federal citizenship for all persons regardless of race, both born or naturalized in the United States.
The amendment further stated that no person was to be deprived of life, liberty or property without “due process of law” and that no person could be denied “equal protection of the laws.”
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