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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You can check here: Black Americans in Congress - Biographies of Members of Congress

    But I'll give you the answer in advance.

    Number of blacks currently serving in Congress:

    Democrats: 39
    Republicans: 2

    Any more questions?
    Yes.

    How many have achieved higher office?

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes.

    How many have achieved higher office?
    Define higher office.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    You can check here: Black Americans in Congress - Biographies of Members of Congress

    But I'll give you the answer in advance.

    Number of blacks currently serving in Congress:

    Democrats: 39
    Republicans: 2

    Any more questions?
    Yes, one more question. Do you have a breakdown of the racial make-up of the 39 districts represented?

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Yes, one more question. Do you have a breakdown of the racial make-up of the 39 districts represented?
    No, not handy. What difference does it make?
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant
    Is there a similar list for Democrats?
    I'm sure there is. One thing I can guarantee, unlike black Republicans, there are more than you can count on ONE persons feet and hands*.



    *Note: normally I would only have to point out this to my grandchildren, but since we have some here that like to get 'creative', let me clarify that to mean 2 hands, 2 feet with 5 digits per appendage per person.
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No, not handy. What difference does it make?
    It shouldn't make a difference but it appears to be important to those who lean towards quota systems.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
    I'm sure there is. One thing I can guarantee, unlike black Republicans, there are more than you can count on ONE persons feet and hands*.



    *Note: normally I would only have to point out this to my grandchildren, but since we have some here that like to get 'creative', let me clarify that to mean 2 hands, 2 feet with 5 digits per appendage per person.
    So, this absurd discussion of which party is the most racist is still going on? Sheesh! Get a life!
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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    No, not handy. What difference does it make?
    Explaining this in full will take more time than I have at the moment. If you would read this it may explain the underlying premise:

    Racist Democrats vs. Colorblind Republicans - HUMAN EVENTS

    While I do not agree with the article as a whole AND some of the links are dead it does pose some ideas for thought.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Explaining this in full will take more time than I have at the moment. If you would read this it may explain the underlying premise:

    Racist Democrats vs. Colorblind Republicans - HUMAN EVENTS

    While I do not agree with the article as a whole AND some of the links are dead it does pose some ideas for thought.
    There doesn't appear to be much to disagree with. It's all historical fact.

    Perhaps the problem is that people have become so accustomed to the political myths that the truth becomes seriously uncomfortable for them. Myths are often easier to digest than the truth.

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    Re: ACLU Leader Says Voter ID Law Akin to Jim Crow-Era Law

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Explaining this in full will take more time than I have at the moment. If you would read this it may explain the underlying premise:

    Racist Democrats vs. Colorblind Republicans - HUMAN EVENTS

    While I do not agree with the article as a whole AND some of the links are dead it does pose some ideas for thought.
    So ... it's a right-wing blogger making the same bogus points that have already been made in this thread. Compelling.
    "The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."

    -- Adam Smith

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