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August 3, 2018      10:51 AM

Smith: A Warning Involving Jesus, Moses and the Karma of Voting Rights

QR’s Liberal Columnist Glenn W. Smith writes that assaults on voting rights and democracy will come back to haunt those responsible.

Here are a few modest observations on voting rights in America, with a warning that the karmic penalty will fall heaviest on those who misuse political and legal processes to keep their fellow citizens from the polls.

You can’t have a democracy, or, for you voter suppression apologists, a representative republic, without unfettered access to the voting booth for all citizens. Such exclusion is like the New Testament without Jesus or the Old Testament without Moses. You still have some stories to tell, but they’ll be missing their heroes.

In a democracy, the hero is never you or me. The hero is the right to vote.

The full column by Glenn W. Smith is in the R&D Department.

By Glenn W. Smith

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