posted on Jul, 24 2013 @ 07:22 PM
Originally posted by DaTroof
reply to post by Kali74
Voting isn't a right either. Try voting without being registered.
To clarify; voting isn't a Federal "right" but one could argue that it folds into the Ninth Amendment as a Right we hold non-enumerated and we seek
the individual state we reside in to implement it to all citizens of that State.
Most States actually recognize it as a Natural Right of being in a republican form of Government; but that is the States and that is where the highest
level of voting occurs (there are no Federal elections).
North Carolina's Constitution states this:
Sec. 3. Internal government of the State.
The people of this State have the inherent, sole, and exclusive right of regulating the internal government and police thereof, and of altering or
abolishing their Constitution and form of government whenever it may be necessary to their safety and happiness; but every such right shall be
exercised in pursuance of law and consistently with the Constitution of the United States.
Sec. 8. Representation and taxation.
The people of this State shall not be taxed or made subject to the payment of any impost or duty without the consent of themselves or their
representatives in the General Assembly, freely given.
Sec. 12. Right of assembly and petition.
The people have a right to assemble together to consult for their common good, to instruct their representatives, and to apply to the General Assembly
for redress of grievances; but secret political societies are dangerous to the liberties of a free people and shall not be tolerated.
Sec. 36. Other rights of the people.
The enumeration of rights in this Article shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people.
Those alone are enough to imply that the People of North Carolina have the Right to petition their Government (i.e.; vote), to do so freely and to do
so how they see fit.
Stories like this irk me. Here we have a group of people, in all rights, protesting but why didn't they protest and/or fight to make changes to the
General Assembly when it was time to vote? That is my biggest problem with this. They had a chance to make a difference and maybe they took it, but
more people wanted the other guy -- so they protest? Isn't this the "democracy" people want? Or is it only what they want when they can get on the
edit on 24-7-2013 by ownbestenemy because: (no reason given)