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Voting Is A Right


John and Renee Bruce, in their recent letter to The Transylvania Times, have confused the terms “rights” and “privileges,” as, apparently, has the N.C. legislature in recently passed laws. The Bruces observe that they must present their driver’s licenses to check out books, and, by implication, that the same requirement should be applied to voting.

The Constitution guarantees rights. Here is a definition of a right: a liberty whose protection from governmental interference is guaranteed by a constitution. Voting is and should be just such a right. Voting is guaranteed by the...

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