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Sheila Jackson Lee slams Scalia’s ‘racial entitlements’ remark on Voting Rights Act
The Houston Chronicle ^ | Friday, March 1, 2013

Posted on 03/01/2013 5:09:05 PM PST by BradtotheBone

Texas Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said she was offended by Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissal of the 1965 Voting Rights Act as a racial “entitlement.”

“Whenever a society adopts racial entitlements, it is very difficult to get out of them through the normal political processes,” Scalia said during Supreme Court debate in the Shelby County (Alabama) voting rights case earlier this week.

Jackson Lee, who visited the courtroom during the case, said the provision of the Act under question was not a racial entitlement.

“It simply says that you will have the right to vote that has been given to all citizens,” the Houston Democrat said on MSNBC’s Ed Show. “Why a justice would classify the simple protected right to vote as ‘racial entitlements’ baffles me and offends me.”

Scalia, one of the court’s most conservative voices, said that political pressure will prevent lawmakers from voting against the measure. The Act was last renewed by a 98 to 0 vote in the Senate and a 390 vote majority in the 435-member House.

Jackson Lee spoke of the voting rights problems in the Lone Star State on the interview. She said the GOP-authored state voter photo identification law was discriminatory. Jackson Lee noted that you could not use a student ID or a Texas state-issued ID, but could use a concealed firearm permit as identification. Jackson Lee said the section of the Voting Rights Act which Scalia disputed helped strike down this law.

“Next year they could make another law to block voting, and section five stands there as a codification of the Constitution to block those kinds of laws,” Jackson Lee said.

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1 posted on 03/01/2013 5:09:12 PM PST by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone

Sheila Jackson Lee is a perfect example of why universal suffrage is a really bad idea.


2 posted on 03/01/2013 5:11:38 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BradtotheBone

The biggest mistake Texas ever made was letting this ignorant carpet-bagging New Yorker and her affirmative-action-hire-husband into the state. The University of Houston should be sued for bringing that scourge to the Lone Star State.


3 posted on 03/01/2013 5:15:54 PM PST by txrefugee
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To: BradtotheBone

Constitutional Change - Only citizens who pay taxes may vote!!


4 posted on 03/01/2013 5:16:53 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Well, lessee. If Maxine Waters says we’re gonna lose 170 million jobs to the sequester, Sheila must think we’re gonna lose at least 200 million voters to those awful Republican ID laws.


5 posted on 03/01/2013 5:17:59 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: BradtotheBone

Constitutional Change - Only citizens who pay taxes may vote!!


6 posted on 03/01/2013 5:18:17 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: BradtotheBone
The Great Legal Scholar, Sheila Jackson Lee.

Just wanted to get that in print, so the LSM can say do a quick google search, see it and them quote it without reference and claim, i saw it on the internet, it must be true. right?

7 posted on 03/01/2013 5:20:38 PM PST by IllumiNaughtyByNature ($1.84 - The price of a gallon of gas on Jan. 20th, 2009.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Sheila Jackson Lee is not human. She has the “mind” of a slug, if that.


8 posted on 03/01/2013 5:25:27 PM PST by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Vendetta))
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To: BradtotheBone

You can’t get into an Oprah show without a government issued ID so what is her problem when one is required for voting?!


9 posted on 03/01/2013 5:27:32 PM PST by kcvl
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To: BradtotheBone

Whatever that dumbass has to say can wait.


10 posted on 03/01/2013 5:28:40 PM PST by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: BradtotheBone
Justice Antonin Scalia is right and the Founding Fathers would wholeheartedly agree. He's standing up for the Constitution by taking a courageous stand against tyranny.

I'll go further and add that I agree 100% with Tom Tancredo's advocacy of a civics literacy test as a sine qua non for voting. At the 2012 Tea Party Convention in Nashville, Mr. Tancredo stated this undeniable truth:

Because we don't have a civics literacy test to vote, people who couldn't even spell vote, or say it in English, put a committed socialist ideologue in the White House named Barack Hussein Obama.

11 posted on 03/01/2013 5:29:25 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: BradtotheBone

Wut?

12 posted on 03/01/2013 5:36:18 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: shibumi

She once asked whether the Mars Pathfinder had taken a picture of the flag that Neil Armstrong had planted on the moon in 1969. She is one of the most profoundly stupid people ever to serve in Congress.


13 posted on 03/01/2013 5:54:13 PM PST by heye2monn
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To: heye2monn
She is one of the most profoundly stupid people ever to serve in Congress.

She, Manchelle and Barry could be intellectual triplets.

14 posted on 03/01/2013 5:56:54 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (I)
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To: BradtotheBone

15 posted on 03/01/2013 6:10:21 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: elpadre
Constitutional Change - Only citizens who pay taxes may vote!!

Won't work - the leeches will just claim that they're already paying sales taxes on their Skittles and iced tea


16 posted on 03/01/2013 6:13:06 PM PST by canuck_conservative
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To: BradtotheBone

Why do we need a law to enforce a law?


17 posted on 03/01/2013 6:13:24 PM PST by pennyfarmer (Your socialist beat our liberal AGAIN.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Black women speaks with forked tongue—although I don’t think she is smart enough to know—as Eric Holder does—that Section 5 is the reason for the racially gerrymandering that gives the likes of her a safe seat in Congress. Without it, Texas could divide it up into neighboring districts to include a majority of whites, or least give a moderate black candidate a chance to won.


18 posted on 03/01/2013 6:24:19 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Black women speaks with forked tongue—although I don’t think she is smart enough to know—as Eric Holder does—that Section 5 is the reason for the racially gerrymandering that gives the likes of her a safe seat in Congress. Without it, Texas could divide it up into neighboring districts to include a majority of whites, or least give a moderate black candidate a chance to won.


19 posted on 03/01/2013 6:24:48 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Alaska Wolf

Barbara Jordan must revolve in his grave every time this woman opens he trap.


20 posted on 03/01/2013 6:26:59 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Alaska Wolf
Barbara Jordan must revolve in her grave every time this woman opens her trap.
21 posted on 03/01/2013 6:28:01 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS
Barbara Jordan must revolve in her grave every time this woman opens her trap.

Jordan was a despicable DemonRAT in virtually every way. Sure, she was tolerable when it came to cracking down on illegal aliens but the rest of her position were straight out of the commie playbook: support for the vile Community Reinvestment Act that led to the Dodd-Frank financial crisis of 2008, support for the 1965 Voting Rights Act and favoring affirmative action. That Jordan character was also a sodomite, keeping her lesbian partner well concealed. If anything Barbara Jordan would be leading a standing ovation for Sheila Jackson Lee. And I have no doubt that Jordan would be an Obama sycophant, backing his program to turn America into a socialist welfare state.

22 posted on 03/01/2013 6:51:30 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: heye2monn

Ranks right up there with Guam tipping over.

I do not feel in the least bit morally or legally bound by any decisions made or laws passed by these people.


23 posted on 03/01/2013 6:54:00 PM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Sheila Jackson-Lee, Maxine Waters, Hank Johnson and other congress critters being in congress that all persons entering a voting booth should be required to recite the words of the Constitution up to the second comma.

“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union,”

Ov courcse, dat wod bees racist kause dee honkies be hav’in dee ad vantages cause dey kan reed.


24 posted on 03/01/2013 6:57:52 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (Dims are stupid, period. End of conversation.)
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To: re_nortex

I disagree. She was the product of a different time and place. And your opinion was not shared by a lot of people on the other side who knew her.


25 posted on 03/01/2013 7:12:20 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: BradtotheBone

SJL’s congressional seat is a racial entitlement due to gerrymandering of districts.


26 posted on 03/01/2013 7:27:34 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: elpadre

I’ll go you one better: Change voting rights back to where only landowners can vote.


27 posted on 03/01/2013 7:39:40 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: Hardraade

Hey, now. No reason to start insulting slugs.


28 posted on 03/01/2013 7:43:02 PM PST by bigredkitty1 (March 5,2010. Rest in peace, sweet boy. I will miss you, Big Red.)
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To: RobbyS
I disagree. She was the product of a different time and place. And your opinion was not shared by a lot of people on the other side who knew her.

I really do appreciate your response and although we do obviously disagree, I like to know what's admirable about Barbara Jordan. I'll confess that she left office shortly before I arrived here in Texas so, unlike you, I don't have firsthand experience of how she governed. And honestly, I am unaware of anything good about her save for her stand on illegal aliens.

Since she was a DemonRAT, that's a big strike against her in my book. Although Richard Nixon did have his faults, I thought her speech calling for his impeachment was hateful and degenerated into personal attacks. Plus, I found her clipped manner of speaking to be contrived, condescending and arrogant. Granted, my perspective during the time she was in power comes from afar, but she impressed me as just another race hustler, albeit one with a different tone. Her 1976 speech to the DNC was a string of cliches and typical leftist 'Rat talking points.

If I'm wrong on any of this, I'll reconsider my longtime opinion of Barbara Jordan, whom I do hold in very low esteem.

29 posted on 03/01/2013 7:47:41 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: RobbyS

“We are one, we Americans, and we reject any intruder who seeks to divide us by race or class. We honor cultural identity. However, separatism is not allowed. Separatism is not the American way. And we should not permit ideas like political correctness to become some fad that could reverse our hard-won achievements in civil rights and human rights. Xenophobia has no place in the Democratic Party. We seek to unite people not divide them and we reject both white racism and black racism. This party will not tolerate bigotry under any guise. America’s strength is rooted in its diversity.”
- Barbara Jordon, Texas 18th Congressional District


30 posted on 03/01/2013 8:02:25 PM PST by maxsand
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To: maxsand
“We are one, we Americans, and we reject any intruder who seeks to divide us by race or class. We honor cultural identity. However, separatism is not allowed. Separatism is not the American way. And we should not permit ideas like political correctness to become some fad that could reverse our hard-won achievements in civil rights and human rights. Xenophobia has no place in the Democratic Party. We seek to unite people not divide them and we reject both white racism and black racism. This party will not tolerate bigotry under any guise." -- Barbara Jordan

So far, so good.

"America’s strength is rooted in its diversity.” -- Barbara Jordon

And she had to keep on talking and utter this multicultural garbage straight from the race hustler types like Jackson, Sharpton, Holder and Obama's lil' buddy from Cambridge, Skippy Gates.

31 posted on 03/01/2013 8:26:53 PM PST by re_nortex
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To: maxsand

Very good.


32 posted on 03/01/2013 8:36:12 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Jackson Lee noted that you could not use a student ID or a Texas state-issued ID, but could use a concealed firearm permit as identification.

That's probably because you don't have to be a citizen of Texas to go to a college there, but you do need to be a citizen to have a Texas issued concealed firearm permit. Unless Jackson Lee is saying she encourages ineligible voters to cast ballots in Texas elections.

33 posted on 03/01/2013 10:18:07 PM PST by Sgt_Schultze (A half-truth is a complete lie)
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To: BradtotheBone
"Jackson Lee . . . said the provision of the Act under question was not a racial entitlement."

The provision may not have been a racial entitlement, the practice certainly is.

34 posted on 03/02/2013 7:09:13 AM PST by Jabba the Nutt (.Are they stupid, malicious or evil?)
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