As Constitution Week approaches, study the founding documents

Submitted by Linda Pettengill
Posted 9/14/21

Dear Editor:

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest constitution still in active use in the world today and is the basic document of our republic, which protects the individual liberties of all …

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As Constitution Week approaches, study the founding documents

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Dear Editor:

The U.S. Constitution is the oldest constitution still in active use in the world today and is the basic document of our republic, which protects the individual liberties of all citizens through written law.

Did you know that you cannot be denied the right to vote because of race or gender? But remember, the Constitution never clearly ensures us the “right to vote.” The 26th Amendment requires that 18-year-olds must be able to vote; however, states can allow persons younger than 18 to vote if they chose. The qualifications for voters are left to the states, as long as they do not conflict with anything in the Constitution. In some states, felons who are in prison or on probation are denied the right to vote.

Study the amendments and the Constitution!

Linda Pettengill

Secretary of the Big Horn Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Powell

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