To the Editor:
I usually try not to get into too many political discussions since it is a very sensitive subject for many people. But the recent comments in the “From the Left” column upset me because people like the author and his organization should know the U.S. Constitution even if it is not taught in schools today.
The author, like many others, refers to the "constitutional right to vote"; I will ask them to show me where that is in our constitution. It does say the one cannot lose rights due to age, if over 18, gender, race, color or being a resident of Washington D.C.
But, nowhere does it mention that there is a right to vote. In fact, the Supreme Court has stated: "The individual citizen has no Federal Constitutional right to vote."
If that right were there, then why has HR44 (House Resolution 44) been introduced to propose a US Constitutional amendment granting all citizen of the US 18 years of age or older the "right to vote"?