As is his wont, the Bard of Kirby offers suggestions to make government work better for the people. Today, Ethan Allen Institute founder John McClaughry suggests giving the franchise to 15-year-olds is perhaps not a wise idea. He also recommends the Legislature rid itself of multi-person districts. Let each lawmaker stand or fall on their own record, he says.
“We should universally require that registering to vote be a solemn civic act. Every new voter should appear before a clerk or justice and take the Freeman’s Oath, promising to act as a citizen “to conduce to the best good of the [State of Vermont], as established by the Constitution, without fear or favor of any person.” Repeal the repugnant Motor Voter law, where a driver casually checks a box on a form to become a voter.”
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