Skip to comments.EDITORIAL: Holder puts felons over soldiers--The Justice Department obstructs military voting rights
Posted on 07/28/2010 3:12:50 PM PDT by jazusamo
Obama Justice Department outrages never cease. The politically charged gang led by Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. is more interested in helping felons vote than in helping the military to vote. Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican, has put a legislative hold on the already troubled nomination of James M. Cole to be deputy attorney general until the attorney general ensures full protection for voting rights of our military (and associated civilian personnel) stationed abroad. The senator is right to raise a ruckus.
Mr. Cornyn co-authored a 2009 law mandating that states mail absentee ballots to military voters at least 45 days before the election. Yet, as former Justice Department lawyer Eric Eversole first reported in The Washington Times last week, the department seems to be encouraging states to apply for waivers so they won't have to follow that law. More than 17,000 Americans serving overseas were denied the vote in 2008 - but, presumably because military personnel are thought to lean conservative, the liberal Obama administration is in no hurry to correct the situation.
The Justice Department is so unenthusiastic about military voting that its website still lists the old requirement for a shorter 30-day military voting window, rather than the current law mandating 45 days. On the other hand, the Justice Department has no legislative mandate whatsoever to involve itself with helping felons to vote, but its website devotes a large section - 2,314 words - to advising felons how to regain voting privileges.
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will this story have legs
Shockingly dangerous times, these.
I hope so and it’s been warming up, Cornyn putting a hold on cole is going to really help.
Notice how Holder has been in hiding here lately........=.=
Felons are more likely to vote Democrat. Same with illegals. I can have no more respect for Hispanics who support Democrats.
Any way they can steal future elections and cling to power to promote their Afro-Marxist totalitarian police state.
Yep, this is what we get when thugs are running the country.
It’s just one thing after another with this bunch. All they care about is controlling everyone and everything and they literally do no care how many lives or nations are destroyed in order to get absolute power. They really and truly prefer a system where the vast majority are penniless beggars with a tiny few elite leaders than a system where there are literally hundreds of millions doing well while a tiny minority live off government scraps.
Maybe it’s racism - felons are overwhelmingly black compared to their rate in the population.... Is Holder really Bull Conner under the sheet - I mean skin...
There’s something to be said for that.
This, the Gerald Walpin thing, New Black Panthers and Julie Fernandes telling attorneys in a meeting at Justice that voting rights cases wouldn’t be enforced if defendants are white. I’m sure there’s others but those four come to mind right now.
Sorry, if defendants are minorities.
The soldiers must be informed of the socialist government we have in the White House, and the policies/laws/takeover tactics this government is exertiing over We The People.
WE MUST GET THE WORD OUT TO OUR SOLDIERS NOW.
Well felons tend to vote liberal Democrat.
Soldiers vote Conservative Republican.
There is a reach one is protected and the other is not.
I hate this administration and everyone in it. I hope a special place in hell awaits them.
I know. I'm in shock and grief at what has transpired over the past 18 months. I honestly don't think this corrupt power grab can be reversed and I'd be surprised if the (yes, eroding) freedom we've known will survive. The "vast majority" you mention is just too ignorant, bought-and-sold or unaware to whimper, never mind fight.
I don’t either. Too many liberals are in the judiciary and in positions of high power. In its lust for power, Congress has grabbed too much and has given it to bureaucrats and the president. We literally need about 500,000 pages of laws repealed and hundreds of government bureaucracies cloes permanently.
We also need to repeal the 16th and 17th amendments, and pass several others beginning with an amendment limiting federal spending to a small percentage of the gross national product (government spending not included), another preventing Congress from giving any government bureaucracy the power to make defacto laws, and several others.
How about putting a hold on Kegan until this issue is resolved.
We're at a tipping point.
Holder hates American soldiers but loves communist terrorists (FALN, Weather Underground/May19th Communist Organization).
He is following the old Marxist concept of releasing criminals back into society to serve as cannonfodder/shocktroops for the revolution.
These felons, whose rights have been returned, OWE Holder and Obama, and will continue to support them. This is the modern equivalent of serving as “shocktroops”.
Right out of Marx, Lenin, Trotsky and Stalin (Check out the use of “penal battalions” by Stalin during WW2).