Voting Right " 26th Amendment"

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In a democratic society, Americans have earned the right to vote and choose their candidates. Voting has been a right that dates back to Mediaeval times. Through history, our founding fathers have fought to protect the right for Americans to vote. Voting is a right of the American people to elect who they want to represent them. The right to vote is the most important aspect of a democratic society. All Americans should have the right to vote. Voting is a right that is protected by the United States Constitution. Americans have earned the right to vote. Abraham Lincoln, in his Gettysburg address, wrote “government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Lincoln suggests that these freedoms in the constitution are for all people not a limited few (Basler, n.pag). Even though there are many people who reinterpret the rights and laws laid out on the Constitution, all people should have the right to vote. Groups such as democratic followers state that people don’t care anymore, therefore, maybe only those who pay attention should have this right. If this happens will disorder follow? Where will it end? Voting is a right that many Americans have fought and protected for many years, the constitution includes a part that states that all Americans are created equal. Over hundred years ago, people believed that certain people should not vote, as stated in a quote by U.S Senator Steven Douglas on October 13, 1858; “I do not regard the Negro as my equal, and positively deny that he is my brother, or any kin to me whatever” (White, pg.266). The Constitution states that all Americans are equal no matter what their race, ethnic background, or sex. If we have people reinterpreting who can vote and how they vote, will there be a return to small thinking? Recently, in the news, there have been claims that minorities were discriminated against. Actually, felons

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