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Nobodies Opinion June 2016

Kneecap

By Billy “Kneecap” Braddock

 

If you’re like the majority of Americans, you believe the ridiculous assumption that everyone should have the right to vote. You probably think our nation has benefited from everyone exercising that right. In order to become a naturalized citizen of the United States, until recently you had to answer this question: “What is the most important right granted to U.S. citizens?” The correct answer, according to the United States government, was, “The right to vote.” Just as the Constitution once countenanced slavery, it also allowed voting to be restricted to property-holding white men. The Thirteenth Amendment expunged the stain of slavery from our basic law, but the Constitution has never fulfilled the democratic promise we associate with it. This is surprising to many people—there is no constitutional guarantee of the right to vote. Qualifications to vote in House and Senate elections are decided by each state, and the Supreme Court affirmed in Bush v. Gore that “the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States.”

Polls show 85% don’t approve of the performance of Congress. Who picked them? The constitution does not tell us to directly elect the president, but it does ask citizens to pick their representatives in order to have a functional form of representative government. We do the opposite.

55-62% of Americans will come out and vote in Presidential elections. We currently have 10% of our citizens involved in picking the congress in primaries and only about 50% of us involved in picking the president in general elections. Many citizens irrationally expect to be heard (by the president) instead of seeing the importance of voting in congressional primaries.

We have allowed the liberals to dumb down our educational system to the point that the majority of voters are uninformed. There is a fix, but with all the bleeding heart liberals who believe that 0.001% of the populace have more rights than the majority, it will never happen.

First, we need to allow only tax payers the privilege to vote. My rights as a taxpayer are severely infringed upon when those who are not paying into the system are deciding how the money is allocated.

Second, abolish early voting. This is a major problem because people are voting before the candidates have actually completed campaigning. The only exception should be for active military.

Third, every voter should have to pass a civics test that most six graders could ace. You need to pass a test to get a driver’s license, why not to vote? If you think the phrase “branches of government” has something to do with trees, you don’t belong in the voting booth. If you lack even basic, fundamental knowledge about our government, our laws, and the current political scene, you should not be anywhere near a polling station on voting day. YOU should not be among the majority of adults who can’t describe the purpose of the Constitution, identify the Speaker of the House, name one of the senators from your home state, name your governor, or who our nation’s capital is named for. Our foremost civic duty is to be informed. Voting while clueless should be as illegal as driving while drunk.

Thinking this will ever happen is crazy but it’s better than being stupid.

The world always looks better after happy hour.

If someone yells “you lie” in a room full of politicians, how do they know who he’s talking to?

Check out my website “nobodiesopinion.com

See you on the shiny side of tomorrow.

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