A Modest Proposal: Global Suffrage

It is the essence of American democracy: every U.S. citizen over 18, except for prisoners and, in some states, ex-cons, can register to vote for the next President. But while many Americans don't take the obligation seriously — only about 70% even bother to register and just half of those eligible voted in the 2000 election — the U.S. continues to exclude a vast pool of important constituents who would, if given the chance, treat voting like the sacred duty it is. These people are affected every day by the decisions made in the White House. They deserve a say in...

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