Voting Rights and Who Says Who Votes USA 2021

Posted March 4, 2021 by stilsonlewis

Individual rights vs states' rights and the Federal Government are in the news again.

It would seem to be obvious in a country which proclaims to champion "one person one vote", that we would each want all of us, who are citizens, to vote. One of the more interesting aspects of this representative democracy is who has the right to say how voting is done, and how voter registration is done. It is largely a state matter, with each of the 50 states setting the rules for voter registration and voting for its citizens. There have been times that the Federal Government has overridden the asserted rights of the states in order to set a national standard for voting. This was a very real source of controversy during the 1960s, and the Civil Rights Movement. One of the ways a group seeks to retain power is by holding back emerging groups. In a democracy, voting rights is a major playing field for this action. It is an interesting dance. There will always be change in a republic or a democracy, and this will inevitably make some people uncomfortable.
It is still better than any alternative. "Support a government designed and run for all the people.", L. Ron Hubbard.
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Issued By Martha Stilson
Country United States
Categories Government , Law , Politics
Tags states rights , voting rights , federal government , legislation , Change
Last Updated March 4, 2021