The Minimum Voting Age in the United States Should Be 18
In the United States, the twenty-sixth amendment was ratified in 1971 and the voting age was officially lowered from 21 to 18. Support for lowering the voting age began to gain ground after World War II, which saw thousands of Americans under 21 years of age fight in the war, but at the same time were not old enough to vote. Since the passage of the twenty-sixth amendment, there have been efforts made to further lower the voting age. If…...
The Infringement of the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution in the Requirements of the Kansas Voting Procedures and Requirements
Fundamental rights refer to a group of rights that are recognized and protected by the Supreme Court since they require a high degree of protection from violation or encroachment by the government. These rights are specifically enumerated in the US Constitution in the Bill of Rights found in the 14th amendment. Moreover, some of the fundamental rights are identified in the Due Process. Laws limiting the fundamental rights must be well scrutinized so that the constitutional provisions are not violated.…...
The Importance of Voting and Opinion in Government
The discussion with the Afghan Ambassador to the United Nations Dr. Zahir Tanin spoke about the future of Afghanistan post 2014 pull out of the U.S. and coalition forces. Professor Rajan Menon moderated the discussion. He asked him three different questions. The first question was about the most proud achievements of Afghanistan in the past 13 years. Dr. Tanin responded that it was the improvement of schools and the rebuilding of infrastructure. During the war in the country was destroyed…...
Understanding Gerrymandering and the Use of the Tactic in Redrawing Voting Districts
What Is Gerrymandering? Gerrymandering is a tactic used by political parties to get an electoral advantage by redrawing voting districts. This sounds like a cheating way but it is actually legal. Both Republicans and Democrats use this tactic so it does not matter which party uses this. The text states, "... the trick is to create irregularly shaped districts that segregate as many of the opposition's supporters as possible into a small handful of seats - leaving their own candidates…...
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