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Just can’t help myself

I’m not sure why I’m so fascinated by Edward “Fast Eddie” Hamilton’s run for Nevada’s Senate seat. It must be the name. The only way it could be more intriguing is if his name was “Slick Louie.” So, while looking for information on him I found his Letter to Voters. It’s fairly short and to the point. It’s nice to see a campaign statement actually written by the candidate, although for something so important I might have had a friend proofread it. But , it’s clearly written by a regular guy going up against a big dog in a national election. I like that. I love the idea that in this country anybody can run for office. The “nobodies” rarely win. The deck is stacked against them as far as finances and name recognition. But that isn’t the only reason. Sometimes they just have kooky ideas. The last paragraph of Fast Eddie’s letter is this:

( 6 ) Finally, as your US Senator I will introduce legislation to fully grant the emancipation rights for 18,19,and 20 year olds as guaranteed by the 26th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ratified thirty years ago last month. Nevada’s unemployment rate for 18,19,20 year olds are three times higher than other adults due to age discrimination. We have the only 24/7 economy on the planet and we need more people to work or the illegal aliens will get all the jobs.

As he wants 18-20 year olds to have something they don’t presently have I have to assume it is the ability to work in alcohol related jobs. Bartending, cocktail waitressing, or casino jobs related to gambling. Did Congress really pass an amendment to the Constitution granting that right?’

26th. Amendment
to the U.S. Constitution

Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2. Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

Hm. I don’t see how the voting age relates to a right to work in industries that are presently off limits. If you want to lower the legal drinking and gambling age to eighteen, then say so. Don’t try to BS me about it being a Constitutional right.


August 3, 2006 - Posted by | Nevada, News and politics, Politics & Elections, Uncategorized

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