A recent letter stated that the value of a person's vote should depend on the perceived value of that individual to society, with a productive working member getting a whole vote and an unproductive citizen receiving only three-quarters of a vote.
If you expand this reasoning, soldiers' vote should count as three votes because their service gives ultimate value to the country. Perhaps a police officer
As you can see, the argument starts to fall apart. There is a reason the U.S. Constitution stipulates one vote for one citizen. Under the Constitution, we are equal and our vote cannot be diminished or enhanced by the individual circumstances of our lives.
Maria C. Areyano