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  • White Male Citizens
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    Friends and fellow citizens: I stand before you tonight under the indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election without having a lawful right to vote. It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that in thus voting, I not only committed no crime, but, instead simply exercised my citizen's rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any state to deny. In 1872 Susan B. Anthony broke the law by v...
  • Main Concern With Direct Democracy
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    The advance in telecommunications will not cause people to be dependent on their computers and alone in a world of billions. Rather, it will open up new avenues in democracy and will help people involve themselves more in the democratic process. Computers can simplify voting, create less biased views of world events, and encourage more political awareness. Going to the polls could be a thing of the past. A click of the mouse could instantly register your vote. Furthermore, nationwide results cou...
  • Hateful Oligarchy Of Sex
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    'Fellow people in this here world': I stand before you tonight under indictment for the alleged crime of having voted at the last presidential election, without having a lawful right to vote. It shall be my work this evening to prove to you that me thus voting, I not only committed no crime, but, instead, simply exercised my citizen's rights, guaranteed to me and all United States citizens by the National Constitution, beyond the power of any state to deny. The preamble of the Federal Constituti...
  • Low On Voter Turnout
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    Voting Are you a registered voter? You might expect a high rate of voting in the United States. A lot of people - women, African Americans, and the poor - fought for the right to vote; certainly their descendents would want to exercise their right to vote. I want to discuss with you today the importance of voting. There are three important aspects of voting. The first aspect is the group of people that fail to vote, the second is why there is such a low turnout, and finally is the voters' attitu...
  • People View Citizens
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    People in this time viewed women as citizens, but only when it came to certain aspects. One of these aspects did not include the right to vote. The right to vote was for landowners or passed-down political power. By most of the authors in Chapter 10 ( , 276-294) women were looked at as inferior. Men have always been the strong one and they thought without man we would not be anywhere. Some even suggested that since the male had a penis he was automatically stronger than a woman who did not have ...
  • National Government And The State Government
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    The American Constitution Essay submitted by Unknown The basis of all law in the United States is the Constitution. This Constitution is a document written by " outcasts' of England. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws. It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the government and the methods of achieving them. The Constitution was written to organize a strong...
  • Republican With The Percentage Of Latino Voters
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    Counting the Minority Voter This election year the presidential candidates are courting the minority voters like never before in history. States like Arizona, Florida, New Mexico and Ohio are considered swing states or battleground states. In many states voter registration drives have significantly increased the number of minority registered voters, particularly Hispanics, African Americans, and Asians. The candidates are well aware of this and are campaigning issues relevant to minority voters ...
  • Government Class Upon College Students
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    To Vote or Not to Vote, Is That Really a Question? Are students properly informed in political areas? The question abounds while adults worry about weather students will vote for political views or weather they just agree with Bruce Springsteen. Astin says that "A democracy works only to the extent that the voter is well informed" (Astin 97). Astin believes that the only way to have a properly functioning democracy is to have informed voters. This is the question of the day, why people vote, wea...
  • Voting Rights For Eligible Kuwaiti Men
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    The Kuwait Parliament Misunderstands Democracy for Women With the upcoming elections in the United States approaching this November, the thought came to mind of voting rights in other countries. As an American citizen, I have lived in Kuwait for over 19 years. When I went to the U.S. Embassy to submit my absentee ballot, it came to mind that I live in a country where women are not allowed to exercise the right to vote. Women's suffrage in America took 70 years of discrimination until the 19th Am...
  • Total Votes Of The Winning Candidate
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    Athenian Democracy vs. Canadian Democracy The system of democracy practised by ancient Athens was a much better system of democracy than that of Canada. The Athenian system was more fair, a great deal more democratic, and directly affected ones life. The Canadian system of democracy falls short of fairness is a great deal less democratic, and it is hard to pick out the specific details that directly affect ones life. What must first be explained is that in Athens, only citizens could vote and ho...
  • Vote By Homeless People
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    Why the Homeless Must Vote You held out your hand and said you needed helping. They gave you a pathetic look and kept on stepping. The acrid rain came down and it soaked up into your shoes. You thought you had pneumonia, but it was the homeless blues. You had not voted when you had a home. You had not voted when you had a job. You did not vote when domestic violence was not a problem. You did not vote when the house was not on fire. And surely you did not vote when you were out of your head on d...
  • Argument For Compulsory Voting
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    Compulsory Voting: Should citizens be forced to vote? Introduction In the Writings of Samuel Adams, Adams stated, "Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a compliment to please an individual - or at least he ought not to do so; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country". Adams' quotable remark demonstrates his opinion on the importance of voting - a position that is und...
  • Their Voting Rate
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    Why Should I Vote? The words "to vote" are merely defined as "to participate in an election" but in my opinion, these words have a much greater significance. I feel that by voting, I exercise one of my most important civil rights - the right to vote, which is the essential element in keeping our democracy alive. Most of our ancestors came to this country to escape monarchs, dictators and corrupt governments. It would be only natural to assume that each and every citizen of America would grab the...
  • Our Duty As American Citizens
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    George Washington bravely fought so that our country, The United States of America, could be called a free and independent nation. As American citizens it is our duty and responsibility to use that freedom to better undertsatnd ourselves, our community and our country. There are many ways we can seve our country, which vary from community sevice to serving in the armed forces. The more we contribute to our Nation, the more we are given back. One easy way to take part in our country is to vote. M...

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