A New Year’s resolution: Exercise your constitutional rights

The U.S. political system is letting itself go. After generations of hard fought expansions toward political equality through the 14th, 15th, and 19th Amendments, the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and numerous landmark Supreme Court decisions, we are now backsliding into the dark waters of dysfunctional institutions, institutions that are supposed to safeguard the most sacred right of a constitutional republic, the right to an equally weighted vote. Our votes quite literally “constitute” our republic, or res publica, “thing of the people.” (commentary at SLO New Times)

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