Americans Furious After Trump Falsely Characterizes Voting as an ‘Honor’ When In Fact It’s a RIGHT
This ought to terrify absolutely everyone.
Trump is infamous for playing a dummy who shouldn’t be taken seriously and floating out “trial balloons” that are often taken as a sign of stupidity, rather than a plan.
But I think we should take Trump at his word here, that he believes and wants voting to be an honor for those chosen to vote, and not a “right” for everyone.
One of the few, very few, mistakes that the framers made in the constitution was not making the right to vote express and explicit. Instead they chose to determine who could vote, and the following Amendments expanded on that model.
Regardless, voting is a right and isn’t to be “discriminated against” based upon poverty, race, gender, whatever, and it is not an “honor” reserved for those the Republican party deems deserving.
We have seen it time and again, where conservatives (not always Republicans because southern conservatives used to be Democrats, but always conservatives) have tried to suppress the vote by making it an honor, poll taxes, literacy tests, voter ID, and you can bet your ass that Donald Trump wants to judge who should have the honor to vote.
“Voting is an honor,” Trump says to justify his opposition to mail-in voting (voting is actually a right!) pic.twitter.com/xxzLHbj2uU
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) May 20, 2020
Americans are furious and rightfully so.
I dare a reporter to ask trump to say what voting rights are granted by the 15th, 19th, 24th, or 26th Amendments to the Constitution. Even the barest 4th grade-level answer, like 19th granting women the vote.
— Ned Pyle (@NerdPyle) May 21, 2020
Exactly. The constitution sets out that you cannot discriminate, and thus it isn’t an “honor” in any way. That is a right.
What the hell could Donald Trump possibly know about honor!? Or integrity. Or honesty. Or compassion. Or duty. All Trump thinks about is what helps Trump.
— Robert Gilley (@rgilley58) May 21, 2020
He is on TV right now saying that he doesn’t want “election fraud” and “if there is a reason” to have mail-in ballots, that’s okay – but he doesn’t want to take any chances of fraud. He is going to claim fraud anyway if he loses, bank on it. Additionally, I think we can safely say that any “fraud” he has planned, he has planned it at the election polls themselves.
Trump votes by mail. Trump also committed voter fraud by changing his permanent address to Mar-A-Lago, because it's a club and not a private residence.
— FeistyVeteran (@tillwoman) May 21, 2020
He sees himself as having that honor.
People literally died for our right to vote. Blaring example of voter suppression.
— Gail Burdette (@GailBurdette1) May 20, 2020
nope nope nope.
Trump has is 180 degrees wrong and still doesn't get the idea of a fucking democracy.
VOTING IS A RIGHT, god damn it.
VOTING IS A RIGHT
— Prescott Patriot (@PrescottPatriot) May 21, 2020
I am terrified of this next one:
Trump is against mail in voting because he plans to cancel the election due to the pandemic disaster he has purposely created. Hundred thousand dead just to get him elected. He is a sociopathic mad man
— Sampson the Danite™️ (@DaniteSam) May 21, 2020
Take him seriously on this.
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