Taking a Break for a While

November 19, 2016



The Bill of Rights consists of the first 10 amendments to the US Constitution.  These amendments were written by James Madison at the request of several state delegations calling for greater Constitutional protection for individuals from the government.  These amendments were approved by Congress in 1789. You can read the Bill of Rights here.  You can read the 17 additional amendments to the Constitution here. (Source: Bill of Rights Institute)


According to the United States Election Project, only 56.8% of eligible voters cast their ballots this year*.  This means that out of 231,556,622 Americans eligible to vote, only 131,741,000 voted.  (This is actually about average.  In 2008, 58.2% voted; in 2012, 54.9% voted.) Therefore, in the 2016 election, 99,815,122 eligible voters did not vote.

You know who else didn’t vote?  Fifty percent (50%) of eligible Millennials did not vote in the election.   Seventy percent (70%) of the anti-Trump protesters arrested in Portland, Oregon didn’t vote. (Of course, many, if not most, of the anti-Trump protesters are Millennials.)  Former President George W. Bush may not have voted for any presidential candidate (although he voted the rest of the ballot).  Colin Kaepernick, the kneeling  San Francisco 49ers quarterback, has never voted … ever.

*Ironically, over 3 million non-citizens may have voted in the 2016 election.  (If true, Clinton most likely did NOT win the popular vote.)

The traditional American system was a system based on the idea that the majority will prevail only in public or political affairs and that it was limited by unalienable individual rights.  Therefore, I do not believe that a majority can vote a man’s life or property or freedom away from him.   – Ayn Rand


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