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View Diary: I Know You Think You Have a Constitutional Right to Vote - But You Really Don't. (160 comments)

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    diary. You bring up some important points.
    However, even though it's not expressly guaranteed, there is a "voting right" that everyone expects to be upheld. It is more or less the law of the land.
    It has been threatened by gop actions in recent cycles.
    It has long been threatened by passivity and indifference by the voters.
    I do think the current constitution is capable of being resuscitated by stimulating a significant interest by the voters and by raising our voter participation percentages.
    We ended slavery. Now we have different (similar) problems.
    They are not insurmountable. Also, they are not only remediable by a "revolution" which would be necessary to put forth an entirely new constitution as you suggest.
    If they are, then we are doomed, and it's time for the fetal position, because if we can't even break 60% in voting turnout, then we're sure as hell never going to have a revolution and write a new constitution.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:19:48 PM PST

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