One of the original arguments for adding a Bill of Rights to the United States Constitution was that it was needed to protect individuals and minority groups from a potential “tyranny of the majority.” Did it work? Well, it depends on your viewpoint. Whether it was the Americans or the African-Americans, the Native Americans, or the Japanese Americans. The Bill of Rights were established to benefit the Americans, and only the Americans. They dealt with individual liberties, as well as the boundary between federal and state authority. Hoping to build a strong bond between Americans, the Bill of Rights failed.
Article Fifteen states: ”The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.” For an American, there is no problem. When a minority member goes to vote, they find that they are unable; they do not have the right. Why is th...