income % vote %
quintile pop. rate voter pop.
lowest 14% 51% 10%
2nd 18% 55% 15%
3rd 20% 69% 20%
4th 23% 76% 26%
highest 25% 80% 29%
As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.
Various members of a single branch of government have from time to time cited an imaginary, unwritten portion of the Constitution to support this 'right,' but I've read the damned thing a few times and I sure haven't seen it.
It has been objected also against a Bill of Rights, that, by enumerating particular exceptions to the grant of power, it would disparage those rights which were not placed in that enumeration; and it might follow by implication, that those rights which were not singled out, were intended to be assigned into the hands of the General Government, and were consequently insecure. This is one of the most plausible arguments I have ever heard against the admission of a bill of rights into this system; but, I conceive, that it may be guarded against.
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