Help make this amendment a reality by adding your comments, both positive & negative, to my blogs or email me at: AllUSCitizensShouldVote@gmail.com. Steve Scott, U.S. Citizen & Voter, Sarasota, Florida
Blogs will be posted every Saturday by noon.
March-April-May: Electoral College, great idea in 1787, not so great today.
June: Ranked Choice Voting is “Da Bomb”!
July: Statehood for Washington, D.C. & Puerto Rico. They’re U.S. citizens too.
August: Need Fair Elections. What good is it if all of the people vote but the winner is not who gets the most votes? (See: “Democracy Betrayed” by Steven Rosenfeld)
September: Who knew America had an overseas empire where U.S. citizens lived? U.S. citizens in the U.S. Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands should have the right to vote too. (See: “The Not-Quite States of America” by Doug Mack)
October: Make Voting Easier. In the greatest democracy in the world we shouldn’t have to jump through hoops to exercise the most basic right of citizenship: voting.
November: Let felons vote. We can’t say “All U.S. Citizens Should Vote.” unless felons have the right to vote too. If Maine, Vermont & Canada can do it, so can the rest of America.
December: A. Let guardians vote by proxy for their mentally handicapped clients. If they’re U.S. citizens they deserve to have their voices heard in government too.
B. Let parents vote by proxy for their children under age 18. Children may not be capable of making intelligent voting decisions (neither are some adults), but if they’re U.S. citizens they deserve to have their voices heard in government too.
January 2020: A. Require “Green Card” immigrants to become citizens after five years so they can vote. It’s not good for a democracy when millions of people who work here, pay taxes and call this their home can’t vote. Citizens should never have their citizenship taken away, even for treason. Too easy for corrupt governments to use this loophole to disenfranchise voters who disagree with the government.
B. Election Day Voter Registration. U.S. citizens are disenfranchised if they don’t register to vote up to 30 days before an election.
C. Auto pre-register voters at age 16 in high school, with an opt out.
D. Auto update voter addresses when the Post Office receives a permanent change of address.
February 2020: Provide voters with better nonpartisan information on issues & candidates. What good is it if everyone votes but they can’t make intelligent decisions on who to vote for because they don’t know the issues and the candidates?
Democracy works best when all of the people, not just some of the people, vote in fair elections after studying the issues and the candidates. Someday we will have a 90% voter turnout in a presidential election because of this amendment.
Signing the Constitution on Sep. 17, 1787
Our founding fathers created the greatest democracy in the world. The All U.S. Citizens Should Vote Amendment will make it even better for the 21st century and beyond.
“Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them…too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment. I knew that age well; I belonged to it, and labored with it….But I know also that laws and institutions must go hand in hand with the progress of the human mind…and manners and opinions change with the change of circumstances; institutions must advance also, and keep pace with the times.” Thomas Jefferson, Letter to Samuel Kercheval, June 12, 1816.
Steve Scott, U.S. Citizen & Voter, Sarasota, Florida