Voter ID laws

07/10/2014 5:58 PM

07/10/2014 6:00 PM

The Sunday Star-Telegram article about college students challenging North Carolina’s voter ID law left out one important word when referring to the 26th Amendment.

The 26th Amendment reads as follows: “The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on account of age.”

The article conveniently omitted the word “citizens” when quoting the amendment.

And for the record, the 15th, 19th, and 24th amendments are also quite clear with regard to voting rights: The right to vote is limited to U.S. citizens.

Voter ID laws are enforcing what is clearly stated under the Constitution.

Lawsuits challenging the various voter ID laws are blatant attempts by the ACLU, the Department of Justice, race-based activist groups and the “no borders” crowd to water down the Constitution.

— Michael Ganz, Northlake

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