When the American Constitution was adopted only white male property owners had the right to vote.
Over the past couple of centuries a number of requirements have fallen away — including religious tests, property ownership requirements, poll taxes and literacy tests. And new rights for several formerly disenfranchised groups have been granted — including women’s suffrage, citizenship for former slaves and Native Americans and the right of 18-year-olds to vote. Of course, several constitutional amendments (15th, 19th, 24th and 26th) were necessary to accomplish this nearly universal suffrage for all American citizens.
Anonymity. I can’t say it’s surprising what some people will say or write when they know their names will never be used, when their identities will remain secret.
So it was little surprise when I read online at plumasnews.com the snide comments about the county auditor last week. I’d heard the grumbles before, even way over here on the other side of Mount Hough.
So it will be with interest I hear about the maneuvers and job changes at the county level. I’ll have to put my long ears on again, but eh, it’s good to shake the dust off ’em once in a while.