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There are four amendments to the U.S. Constitution that deal specifically with the privilege of voting. These are the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th. The first section of each of these reads: “The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged … ” It is therefore obvious that the privilege of being an elector (voter) is reserved for citizens of the U.S.

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Teen antics pale in comparison

Beer drinking at 17 — that's the final low bar set by the Democrats in their judgment of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Set that charge next to any in the hall of fame of mature heroes from the Democratic Party: Joseph Biden's 1988 plagiarism of the British Labor Party politician Neil Kinnock's speech, the 1991 finding by Boston University of Martin Luther King Jr.'s plagiarized dissertation, Richard Blumenthal's lie about having served in Vietnam, Bill Clinton's longtime randy conduct, and to end this dismal list of Democrat hypocrites for now, Ted Kennedy's drunken swim sprint away from a drowning woman.

More holes in Ford's story

Gabriella Munoz's article today concerning Judge Brett Kavanaugh's letter that describes his group as "loud, obnoxious drunks" in fair warning to neighbors during beach week kind of blows up Christine Blasey Ford's version of events at the intimate get-together she says she attended ("1983 letter from Kavanaugh: Warn the neighbors that we're 'loud, obnoxious drunks,'" Web, Oct. 3).

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) ** FILE **

Where fair play vanishes

Compromise can be a great idea, the averaging of demands and agreeing in good faith to make a half-measure work. Like many theories, it doesn't always work in practice. The man with one foot in a fire and the other in a bucket of ice water is, on average, warm. But he's usually not very comfortable.

Only women can end this war

The time has come for good women to stand up and defend the good men of America. The very notion that men are somehow predisposed to violence is as flawed a concept as has ever been fabricated by the human mind. Today there are angry, bitter women who would have America believe that generally every single man — and more specifically, every white man — is a predator waiting for an opportunity to abuse a woman.

Don't let the apple rot

For many years, there have been persistent attempts to hasten the "inevitable rot" of society: The presumption of guilt until proven innocent, promoting conflict by creating artificial antipathies between demographic groups, teaching children what to think (and especially, what not to think) rather than how to think, leveraging precepts of moral relativism to validate venality and the preference for form over function and emotion over reason. In short, we're seeing the justification of mob rule in the name of social justice.

Joke's on the Democrats

A famous comedian of a bygone era once stood before an audience and told a joke. Nobody laughed. He repeated the joke. Again nobody laughed. Puzzled, he repeated the joke again, and still nobody laughed. Undeterred by the audience's obtuseness, he continued to repeat the joke until suddenly the audience grasped it and erupted in laughter.

Despicable delay tactics

We've now experienced multiple days of reporters and pundits who don't understand the level of stupidity or malice shown by Sens. Dick Durbin, Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris and other Democrats when these legislators have asked the same question of Judge Brett Kavanaugh: If you're not guilty, why aren't you asking for an FBI investigation to clear your name?

Seek candidates from larger pool

Clearly Judge Brett Kavanaugh has a remarkable command of the law, has written well-reasoned decisions and treats lawyers before him with courtesy (unlike the way Ruth Bader Gisnberg treated attorneys arguing before her when she was on the D.C. Circuit). If confirmed he will make great contributions at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Left doth protest too much

Setting aside the lack of evidence and corroboration, as well as the fundamental legal principle of "innocent until proven guilty," it remains very clear that the Christine Blasey Ford allegation against Judge Kavanaugh is false.

Democrats are scared lemmings

It used to be that like-minded free thinkers formed groups for support; that was referred to as a political party. Together they reached a consensus of direction. When considering the lack of decorum displayed by most of the Democrats during the Senate's Supreme Court hearing, it is evident they had their marching orders to execute their party's flavor of the day, which is to oppose and sabotage everything that has a Trump label on it.

Left's Trump-bashing unproductive

I seem to find myself in the minority in today's national Democratic Party. I disagree with the tendency of most Democrats (including political candidates for Congress and those in the news media) to constantly bash President Trump over his obnoxious personality and his divisive comments.

McConnell's sound-bite gift to left

At a press conference Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said, of the Christine Blasey Ford hearing today, "We have hired a female assistant to go on staff and ask these questions in a respectful and professional way." In my world his statement is followed by the question, "Do you think that your white, all-male panel of Republican senators cannot ask your questions "in a respectful and professional way"?" This is not exactly a profile in courage.

Deserving of lauding, not laughter

For the second consecutive year, I loved President Trump's speech at the United Nations, in which he stood up for America's interests, most notably with his talk of ending unfair trade practices that have ballooned our trade deficit to $800 billion per year and cost millions of jobs ("Nikki Haley: U.N. laughed at Trump speech because 'they love how honest he is,'" Web, Sept. 26).

Kavanaugh should sue

We now see that due process and the rule of law for the accused is nowhere to be seen when leftist politicians are joined by a leftist media to broadcast unsubstantiated rumors and statements to the nation. They know full well that the court of public opinion they have set out to influence can be mightier than a real court of law.

Congress has been derelict

After observing an 'impotent' Congress for many years, I now ask if a citizen can sue Congress. My reasons are many, mostly because of the way our current laws are being ignored/abused/misconstrued by those who created them. Consider, for example, how our existing immigration laws are ignored, how there is no consideration of "innocent until proven guilty" for Judge Brett Kavanaugh, or the absence of discussion of the sexual-assault charges against Democrats Rep. Keith Ellison and Sen. Sherrod Brown. Consider, too, the "resist at all costs" approach employed by the Democratic Party.

Say #NoThanks to #MeToo

A critical question for today's voters is this: Can any man be nominated or recommended for any high position, public or private, without a flurry of false accusations of sexual misconduct from feminists/progressive office-holders or -seekers? Such accusers are bent on eliminating men from all valued positions in society and replacing them with women ("Brett Kavanaugh denies new sexual assault accusation from Deborah Ramirez," Web, Sept. 23).

Due process only for left

Remember when due process was a thing? Remember when "innocent until proven guilty" was a thing? Democrats obviously don't. Recently our do-nothing Sen. Mazie Hirono said, regarding the allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh: "Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It's the men in this country. And I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up, and step up!"

Ford a perfect tool for left

First it was a demand for an FBI investigation of Christine Blasey Ford's claim of sexual abuse by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Then it was Ms. Ford's insistence that she testify first. Then Ms. Ford insisted that she and Judge Kavanaugh testify separately. Then she received death threats. Then Ms. Ford said she was willing to tell her story, but only if agreement could be reached on "terms that are fair and which ensure her safety" and that of her family.

Just another delay tactic

There is no Republican "rush" to push the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation to its completion ("Sen. Tim Kaine: No reason to 'rush' Supreme Court nominee through," Web, Sept. 20).

No excuse for Tourette's joke

The op-ed originally headlined "Democrats sputter lies like they have Tourette's syndrome" (Web, Sept. 13), written by Cheryl K. Chumley, was offensive and rude to those with Tourette's syndrome. Would The Washington Times be OK with publishing articles poking fun at neurological disorders, such as epilepsy, ALS or Parkinson's disease? How would readers feel about something like "Politicians must have Alzheimer's because they can't remember the promises they made" or "That politician squirmed in their seat like she was having an epileptic seizure"? I have a feeling The Times would never publish such sentences because they are absolutely inappropriate and offensive to large groups of people living with conditions that affect them physically, mentally and emotionally.