Detroit public schools: 93% can’t read, 96% can’t do math, but 100% will be allowed to vote

Friday, November 13, 2015
By Paul Martin

by: J. D. Heyes
Friday, November 13, 2015

At the time of our nation’s founding, not everyone could vote. Women were denied the right, as were African-Americans, Native Americans and anyone else considered a non-citizen.

Most of those who voted at the time of the Constitution’s ratification were white male landowners. Contrary to popular belief, there is nothing in the Constitution then or now that said only landowners could vote, and that included women landowners in some states long before the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920. Thomas Jefferson was the primary advocate for requiring votes to own land. He believed that gave them a stake in the country or “skin in the game,” as President Obama likes to say. Alexander Hamilton, who led the Federalist movement, disagreed and the Federalist view ultimately won out.

Nevertheless, Jefferson’s view should not be completely discounted. At the time of the nation’s founding, the only public servants who were directly elected by the people were members of the House of Representatives; U.S. senators were selected by state legislatures (whose members were directly elected) and presidents were chosen by delegates to the Electoral College. Today, following passage of the 17th Amendment, U.S. senators are also directly elected.

Voting rights for all, but let’s make sure everyone is as informed as possible

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