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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Protecting the 14th Amendment rights of the voters to equal protection under the law would be my first guess. I'm sure there was a 15th Amendment aspect as well.
    We only want to protect the 14th amendment rights of voters in 15 states? Hardly seems fair to people in the other 35.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    They aren't coequal, and the Court does not have the authority to discard a law it thinks is no longer relevant.
    Youre wrong.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    to the degree that it failed to do more, the stimulus, a joint Republican/Democrat venture, still prevented us from sliding into Bush's depression. Are you sure it's the other poster who lacks "economic knowledge?" What the real failure has been has been GOP House members committing themselves to making sure that Obama fails, and screw the rest of us ... a rather short-sighted view, and it cost them the election in 2012 ... the people were actually paying attention ...
    How many non-democrats/socialists voted in favor of the stimulus? To infer that it was in some way bi-partisan is being a bit disingenuous...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    They are not in any way equal. Membership / election go by entirely different methods, and their respective jurisdictions or functions are not equal.
    my friend, you really need to bone up on american government, we have 3 equal branches of government .

    Separation of powers is a political doctrine originating in the writings of Montesquieu in The Spirit of the Laws where he urged for a constitutional government with three separate branches of government. Each of the three branches would have defined powers to check the powers of the other branches. This idea was called separation of powers. This philosophy heavily influenced the writing of the United States Constitution, according to which the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches of the United States government are kept distinct in order to prevent abuse of power. This United States form of separation of powers is associated with a system of checks and balances.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    It discarded a law passed in 2006 that was never relevant.
    the voting rights act was never relevent? the people who took part in the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march would disagree with you.
    The people who took part in the Selma to Montgomery voting rights march would laugh at you for thinking that the voting rights act was passed in 2006.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by LowDown View Post
    BBC News - US Supreme Court strikes down Voting Rights Act clause



    Using facts that are 40 years out of date typifies much thinking about race, an issue for which progress isn't allowed lest special privileges be lost.
    40 years ago, it mattered because back then, pols were still elected. Today, all pols are bought, so voting rights makes no difference (unless you've got preferred stock and you're in a board room).

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by windowdressing View Post
    Fenton, the GOP has cornered the stupid vote. So no worries there. False
    narratives? Hardly my friend. People do want jobs, and while neither party has done nearly enough to create them (and Republicans have done what they can to prevent the President from succeeding in creating them), it's the GOP that has voted almost 40 times to kill ACA (at $2 million a shot and knowing full well they can't do it), instead of coming up with jobs bills. And, yes, Dems are moving to TX and they and other demographic changes may just turn TX into a Blue state ... not alas, but rather at last ...
    LOL !!

    Go on youtube, type in " ObamaVoters" and see what kind of brainless easily entertained, easily manipulated numbskull pops up.

    Lol..thats the most ridiculous thing I've ever heard.

    How stupjd do you have to be to fall for all of the generic platitudes and bumper sticker slogans of his 2008 Camapign ?

    Pretty dumb. Now how stupid do you have to be to vote for him again ? Wow is right..( you said wow, I know you did )

    And there are nearly 40 jobs bills sitting in the Senate from the House waiting for a vote they will never get.

    Do you really have the authority to judge who's stupid and who's not if you didn't even know that ?

    Oh and Democrats are moving here BECAUSE their plague blue states were torn down due to the " genius" of Democrat Policies.

    Don't worry about Texas, now we can create new voter laws that will keep the crooks out

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    We only want to protect the 14th amendment rights of voters in 15 states? Hardly seems fair to people in the other 35.
    I think the idea was that by making those adjustments legally for 15 states, the rights of the people living there were brought in with rights already enjoyed by those living in the other 35.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Youre wrong.
    No, I'm not.

    Hey, that was easy!
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court strikes down voting rights act clause

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why is the government refusing to follow the ND model where concentrating on domestic energy has resulted in an economic boom to the state and now has even Walmart competing for employees to the tune of $17/hr starting wages? There are a number of areas where the government can encourage economic growth without spending a dime to do so...

    Good afternoon bj. I trust the wedding went well..
    our government has become virtually dysfunctional Paul ... $17 starting wage? Where can I read up on that Paul? I gotta send it to organizer friends who are doing research on Wal-Mart ..

    the wedding went very well, and the celebration afterwards even better (although my son got into a car accident the night before -- the car was hurt, but none of the human beings were), despite the occasional bigoted remarks by one of the bride's grandfathers and a couple of other members of the extended family ... but ya wouda been proud of me Paul ... I just smiled and kept telling myself -- it's my son's and his bride's day ...

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