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  • The 15th Amendment to the Constitution gave African-American men the right to vote. However, many of them weren’t able to exercise this right for nearly 100 years.  Poll taxes, literacy tests, and other means used by some states made it difficult for them to vote. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 eliminated these barriers that prevented many African Americans in the South from voting.
  • The 19th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1920, gave American women the right to vote.
  • The 24th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1964, eliminated poll taxes, which had disproportionately affected African Americans as a barrier to voting in federal elections.
  • The 26th Amendment to the Constitution, ratified in 1971, lowered the voting age for all elections to 18.
  • November 6, 2018 – The day we kick Donald Trump and the GOP in the nuts.

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I am a frustrated writer and poet waiting to be discovered. A stand-up philosopher performing on a street corner near you. A Christian with questions but I don’t want to hear your answers. A Buddhist with a bumper sticker on my truck to prove it. A collector of quotes. A grower of lettuce. The Patron Saint of earthworms who name their children after me. A cyclist whose big ass strains the seams of his Lycra bibs. I am American by birth, Southern by the grace of God. My goal in life is to leave an imprint on the lives of the people I love not a footprint on the earth. I am a son, a husband, a father composed of 65%-Oxygen, 18%-Carbon, 10%-Hydrogen, 3%-Nitrogen, 3%-Diet Coke and 1%-Oreo.
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16 Responses to Register to vote

  1. Suze says:

    sharing this. it needs to go viral.

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  3. Will Marler says:

    Funny, without the Republican Party fighting the Dems in the South, most of these voting rights would not be available. Thank God for the GOP!

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    • I always enjoy the days you crawl out from under your little bubble rock and attempt to impart some simple syllables of wisdom to my 2,000 followers though in this case you might want to reread the history books about how the two parties ideologies flipped. Start with Strom Thurmond and work your way back.

      I find it interesting that you would thank your God for the GOP. Do you also thank Her for the pussy grabbing orange wonder you call a President? Do you thank Her for giving you the good fortunate to be born a privileged white male in a country that oppresses everyone else? Do you thank Her for giving you a white Jesus to worship, one whose words and actions you can interpret in ways that benefit your sanctimonious self-righteous “religion”?

      I have dedicated my life to helping other human beings, for the last ten years, the homeless. I attempt to follow the example of Christ, “For I was hungry, and you fed me. I was thirsty, and you gave me a drink. I was a stranger, and you invited me into your home. I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.” But understand something very clearly, I don’t give a crap about you or anyone else that supports the immoral orange piece of shit that currently sits in the White House. There is nothing Christ like about Donald Trump. Hell, for that matter there is nothing “human” about him either. One day some of you will realize that and if you don’t, we will survive without you.

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      • Will Marler says:

        Well doesn’t Christ teach us to love our enemies. thanks for the opportunity to be faithful to Christ albeit with a lack of example from yourself. It is a struggle I must admit, but I am trying.

        Oh, but the way, He gave me a Semitic Jesus who loves all. Do You?

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        • Sure Will, you are a real love thy enemy, turn the other cheek kind of a guy. I can tell. You demonstrate it beautifully each time you respond to one of my post with a smart ass, greater than thou response. Most true believers in a “Semitic Jesus” as you call Him who read my post and disagree with it would just let it go, you know, turn the other cheek. But not you, you feel the need, the obligation, the calling if you will to make sure that I know just how smart you think you are and, even though we may be “enemies” how much you love me through the grace of your white, I mean “Semitic” Lord and Savior. I don’t feel your love Will and I am just your type, white, affluent, hell even Southern. On the outside I look just like you do but thank God, I feel very different.

          You note in one of your post that “Morality is hard to find”. If you are really searching for it, whatever you do, please don’t let Donald Trump lead you towards his idea of morality. You don’t look like the pussy grabbing type, but hell I could be wrong.

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          • Will Marler says:

            Hey, whatever your name is, please don’t put words in my mouth or in my posts, I’ll struggle with that myself. And debate is not hate by the way, it’s a conveyance of a different thought – sometimes with sarcasm. But you hate is well recognized, you should be proud to attach it to your site albeit without your name. I understand why.

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          • My name is your neighbor. Crawl back in your hole and while you are down there feel free to restrain yourself from sharing your “debate” with me in the future. My hate for money changers like you is real and I feel good about my chances with Jesus understanding, better than yours.

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          • Will Marler says:

            Will be glad to comply with your request as your arguments are futile and your understanding of me grossly inaccurate. Will cease to follow this fake blog site with pleasure – neighbor with no name

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          • Fabulous, your life will be made so much easier not having your Fox News, homophobic, anti-abortion, white rights senses challenged. This fake blog (like fake news?), has proven to be beneficial to, in the words of your supreme orange leader, “tremendous” numbers of like-minded human beings sharing thoughts, good will, and a sense of community. A unity that there are others out there with the same concerns for the future of this country.

            As I have probably shared with you, certainly as I have shared with others of your ilk, I wish you no harm or evil, but I don’t care if you live or die. Your existence on this earth doesn’t matter to me. My hope is that it does matter to someone or many someone’s and maybe, just maybe, it will help you open your eyes to the needs of others, black, brown, gay, Muslim, etc. Jesus isn’t the end all. He expects a little effort from us as well not just serving the ones that look like us, think like us, or believe as we do. Shit, anyone can do that. You may think there is just one God, but God comes with many names, in many forms, and is worshiped by many people. Get it over it.

            So, I will go from 2,098 followers to 2,097. Good. I’ll be okay.

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          • Will Marler says:

            Bye now, you are so tiresome. You say the same thing over and over yet say nothing at all. I’ll go talk to the adults now and let the children rant among yourselves.

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  4. I’m ready; been practicing my backswing and follow through.

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  5. Suze says:

    wow..you handled that far better than I would have. I wanted to start throwing rocks at his glass house within two sentences!@

    Liked by 1 person

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