Wednesday, December 8, 2010

24th Amendment Video

"Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote in any primary or other election for President or Vice President, for electors for President or Vice President, or for Senator or Representative in Congress, shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any State by reason of failure to pay any poll tax or other tax.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation."
- 24th Amendment of United States
The 24th amendment to guarantees that no person can be denied the right to vote due to an inability to pay a tax prior to voting. The "poll tax" (the tax paid in order to vote) is now considered unconstitutional. I find this to be important because as a broke College student I rather not have to pay a fee to have my voice be heard. 
The video I chose for this amendment is a mash up of clips recorded at different riots. These poll tax riots were mass disturbances that occurred in the UK because citizens had to pay a fee to vote, which is no unconstitutional in the United States.

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