Voting Is A RIGHT, Not A Privilege!!!
In 1965, Congress passed, and President Lyndon Johnson signed into law the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Please note and remember that this bill was NOT titled the Voting Privilege Act of 1965, but the Voting RIGHTS Act … rights, not privileges.
Several constitutional amendments, the 15th, the 19th, and the 26th, require that voting rights of U.S. citizens cannot be abridged on account of race, color, previous condition of servitude, sex, or age (18 and older). Are we all in agreement here that every person over the age of 18 has the right to vote?
However, according to a recent PEW Research study, white people don’t think that voting is a right, but rather a privilege that one must earn! It’s no damn wonder, then, that 42 states are in the process of drafting or passing legislation that would make it far more difficult for people of colour, for the elderly, for college students, and for working women to cast a vote. […]