There should be no lines drawn when it comes to who can vote.
Voting is a right, not a privilege. What imminent doom could possibly befall us if the 50 to 100 people under guardianship in Maine for mental illness were allowed to vote? These people have done nothing wrong. Like you and I, they are trying to be productive members of society. Vote "yes" on Question 5.
This column originally appeared in the Oct. 17, 1997, edition of The Maine Campus. Copyright 1997, Ryan R. Robbins.