Tuesday, November 08, 2016

Election Day

It is Election Day. I Voted!

Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man is a current resident and native of Hermitage, Pennsylvania. Today is Election Day. It is a civil right to vote. Vote today!

Suffrage (from the Latin suffragium, meaning "vote") is the civil right to vote, or the exercise of that right.

In the United States, suffrage is determined by the individual states, not federally. There is no national "right to vote". The states and the people have changed the U.S. Constitution five times to disallow states from limiting suffrage, thereby expanding it.

15th Amendment (1870): no law may restrict any race from voting
19th Amendment (1920): no law may restrict any sex from voting
23rd Amendment (1961): residents of the District of Columbia can vote for the President
24th Amendment (1964): neither Congress nor the states may condition the right to vote in federal elections on payment of a poll tax or other type of tax
26th Amendment (1971): no law may restrict those above 18 years of age from voting

I voted today. I have a passion for public service and politics.

Be yard safe. Think before you cut. It hurts.

Think before you vote. Then vote!

Richard T. Mudrinich
Rescue Rick the Grass Cut Man


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