in 5 x $5, Nov. 4th
Can the Duluth School Board take away our constitutionally
protected right to vote like every other Minnesotan? Only if
Their former owners passed “black codes” that prevented
them from leaving the land and that took away their guns their dignity and their
vote. In response the Reconstruction Congress wrote the 14th
Amendment. The people of
“All persons born or
naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are
citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No
State shall make or
enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of
the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or
property, without due process of law; nor deny to any
person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
The 14th Amendment forbids the State of Minnesota from
denying equal protection of the law to Minnesota residents.
For example: Minnesota can’t let 16 year olds vote in one
Congressional District but require voters to be 18 in other congressional
districts. That would be unequal to some 16 and 17 year olds.
For example: Minnesota can’t limit voting to people who own homes.
That would treat people who rent unequally.
And Minnesota can’t let people who live in small cities vote for major
school building bonds while denying the same right to residents of “cities of
the first class.” Minnesota can not give inferior and unqual rights to the
residents of Duluth, St. Paul, and Minneapolis. But that is just what Minnesota
law does if we are to believe Dr. Dixon and the Duluth School Board. That’s
wrong. That’s unconstitutional. Either no Minnesota citizen should be allowed
to vote on Red Plans or all Minnesota citizens should be allowed to vote on
them. Our mute and gullible Duluth School Board is treating citizens with the
same disdain as Parliament treated colonists and rebel states treated former
I don’t think any Minnesota judge confronted with this elementary
constitutional logic would let the Red Plan proceed…..not as long as there are
elections for judges.
Let Duluth Vote
needs to hire lawyers. We need to raise as much as our School Board plans to
spend to tell us how critical the operations levy is while hiding the fact that
3/4ths of it will finance the Red Plan or free up other operations
money to finance it. We need $20,000 to win back our stolen votes. If
If one in five
Let Duluth Vote
needs 120 volunteers willing to stand 100 feet from every polling place for a
five-hour shift on Election Day, Nov. 4th to collect these donations.
It will probably be a cold day but it will be more like watching a game at
Lambeau Field than
Our School Board deserves to be recalled but that’s not in the cards. We can replace them next year but not before their Red Plan does more damage. We need a judge to call a halt to the Red Plan until we get a chance to vote on it.
Let Duluth Vote will meet at
every Thursday before the election at the Duluth Heights Community Club, 33 W
Mulberry. It’s just off of Central Entrance and
We’ll also be organizing volunteers at our spaghetti
dinner at the West End VFW Post on Saturday, Oct. 25th from 4 to 7PM.
Tickets are $8. Mail a check to Let Duluth Vote, PO Pox 3174,
This election gives us a chance to tell our children that we will defend their rights and that we won’t let anyone steal their vote.Welty is a small time politician who lets it all hang out at www.lincolndemocrat.com