|Originally posted by yoviher
I think the US ought to do that. They are all Americans, regardless of where they live, and should have the right to elect who will govern their country.
Please do not assume that this is an evil of our nation at large. In an earlier thread jcat candidly and intelligently discussed with us the law and regulations of her home state, possibly after receiving legal advice, which, superficially at least, claim her to be ineligible to register to vote. Not the United States -- just her home state.
When this subject came up earlier in another thread I attempted to contact jcat privately, only to discover that she has chosen, as is her privilege, to not receive private emails from list subscribers. I made this effort because I felt that she may be the victim of unconstitutional discrimination. It would not be appropriate to discuss in public the legal principles which may apply here, but I will be happy to discuss this with her privately via email if she wishes. If she wishes she will be able to communicate with me privately through my profile on this web site.
I of course may not provide her with legal advice through that medium, but I can possibly acquaint her with some legal principles with which she may be unfamiliar, the most important being that just because a state says a rule is a rule does not in and of itself make that rule constitutional.
Speaking of profiles, Victor, I have viewed yours with both pleasure and surprise, having some difficulty reconciling your age with your wisdom, knowledge and your being so well-spoken, particularly since English may not be your native tongue (??). I have not met many young men or women of your age who might be your match.
All the best to all,
Jim -- a frequent visitor to "Rosey Roads" (sp?) in a prior life, Victor