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Texas sparks international row with election observers [TEXAS ROCKS!]
The Hill ^ | 10/25/2012 | Julian Pecquet

Posted on 10/25/2012 1:06:53 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross

Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers, prompting a furious response from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE).

“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Lawmakers from the group of 56 European and Central Asian nations have been observing U.S. elections since 2002, without incident. Their presence has become a flashpoint this year, however, as Republicans accuse Democrats of voter fraud while Democrats counter that GOP-inspired voter ID laws aim to disenfranchise minority voters.

Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott further fueled the controversy on Tuesday when he sent a letter to the OSCE warning the organization that its representatives “are not authorized by Texas law to enter a polling place” and that it “may be a criminal offense for OSCE’s representatives to maintain a presence within 100 feet of a polling place's entrance.”

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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Love love love Texas. State's rights to govern their elections. The Alamo forever! Blue Hats, never.

Don't mess with Texas.


1 posted on 10/25/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross
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To: Servant of the Cross
The Drudge headline to the link ....

SHOWDOWN! TEXAS VOWS TO ARREST UN ELECTION OBSERVERS ...

LOL!

2 posted on 10/25/2012 1:08:34 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Thank you, Texas.
Arrest these interlopers and put them on a chain gang.


3 posted on 10/25/2012 1:10:16 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Long Live Texas!!!!! Now if the rest of the states will do the same!


4 posted on 10/25/2012 1:11:04 PM PDT by midwyf (Wyoming Native. Environmentalism is a religion too.)
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To: Servant of the Cross
Texas authorities have threatened to arrest international election observers

Texas needs to give these "observers", 0bama and the dims a little lesson on the meaning of SOVEREIGNTY!

5 posted on 10/25/2012 1:11:35 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

No we don’t, so go home.


6 posted on 10/25/2012 1:11:43 PM PDT by DonnDe
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To: Servant of the Cross

Flip the bird to the blue-heads (bluebonnet? heh)—and take a pic.


7 posted on 10/25/2012 1:12:39 PM PDT by Mamzelle
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To: Servant of the Cross

We are a sovereign nation with our OWN Constitution and we answer to NO ONE except OUR people. SCREW YOU, U.N. Take your ‘Agenda 21’ and shove it where the sun don’t shine!!


8 posted on 10/25/2012 1:14:14 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Servant of the Cross

Who in the hell does the OSCE believe they are? Good grief.


9 posted on 10/25/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Servant of the Cross

“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Y’see, Skippy, now there’s yer problem: there’s the United States, and then there’s the Great State of Texas [or insert your state here if you can run with the big dogs]. Understandable mistake on your part. Now git.


10 posted on 10/25/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by jagusafr
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To: Servant of the Cross
“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable”

screamed the little euro-commie from hell
11 posted on 10/25/2012 1:17:43 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Servant of the Cross

Doesn’t the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) have some pathetic little dung heap in one of the 56 European and Central Asian nations affiliated with them that is in need of some nanny-care...Because Texas is not one of them.


12 posted on 10/25/2012 1:18:03 PM PDT by areukiddingme1 (areukiddingme1 is a synonym for a Retired U.S. Navy Chief Petty Officer and tired of liberal BS.))
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To: Servant of the Cross
Good for Texas. Doing what all Americans should be doing. Tell Mr. Janez Lenarčič to stick it where the sun don't shine.
13 posted on 10/25/2012 1:18:32 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Servant of the Cross

” your opinion is legally irrelevant in the United States . . .”

Love it.


14 posted on 10/25/2012 1:18:53 PM PDT by Jedidah
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To: Servant of the Cross

15 posted on 10/25/2012 1:19:03 PM PDT by paterfamilias
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To: Servant of the Cross

But ... I am from zee OSCE. I demand to be permitted to observe you.

TEXAN: You're not from around here are you Frenchy?

16 posted on 10/25/2012 1:20:15 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement.

I don't give a damn if you accept it or not, or how many dippy doo's you have over the top of your funny-sounding name. You done wore out your welcome to Texas. Git out!
17 posted on 10/25/2012 1:20:56 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: Servant of the Cross
“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

See that phrase, “Obligation to invite”, that's bovine scatology.

Texas has NO “obligation” to foreign countries to invite them anywhere. The only obligation we have to is follow our laws and no where will you find “obligation to the UN” anywhere.

I think this is where Texas stands up to evil.

I read yesterday that some states actually have it written into law to invite these people. I don't recall if it gave the names of those states. What a crazy thing to do.

Stay out of my Texas county. We are about 95% Republican and I would bet our law enforcement people are ready to arrest these invaders if they show up to violate our distance markers at polling places. The UN needs to think twice before they cross the border into Texas.

18 posted on 10/25/2012 1:21:51 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: jagusafr

Don’t start nothing ‘til I get there, jag! I’m packin’ as fast as I can.


19 posted on 10/25/2012 1:23:36 PM PDT by PowderMonkey (WILL WORK FOR AMMO)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Excellent. I guess my next vacation will be in Texas! LOL


20 posted on 10/25/2012 1:23:54 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Servant of the Cross

who are these people? who invited them?

Texas did not do so. Obviouisly they do not know how elections work. (state vs federal)

aresting them is not only a good idea, it is REQUIRED.


21 posted on 10/25/2012 1:24:30 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Servant of the Cross

On sites like Huffington Post their conversation is all about “don’t those rednecks know about diplomatic immunity????”

Well, just because you are a diplomat doesn’t give you PERMISSION to do what an ordinary US citizen cannot do.

I cannot just walk into a polling place and demand to be a poll watcher.

There are rules.


22 posted on 10/25/2012 1:26:17 PM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur: non vehere est inermus)
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To: longtermmemmory

“aresting them is not only a good idea, it is REQUIRED.”

Goodness, I would escort them to the border with Mexico and turn them over to the drug lords.


23 posted on 10/25/2012 1:30:12 PM PDT by Sola Veritas (Trying to speak truth - not always with the best grammar or spelling)
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To: ladyjane
How'do Ma'am!
24 posted on 10/25/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by SpinnerWebb (In 2012 you will awaken from your HOPEnosis and have no recollection of this... "Constitution")
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To: DonnDe

And Texas, nor any other state, is under no obligation to overlook its own laws to placate these international observers.


25 posted on 10/25/2012 1:30:19 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Servant of the Cross
“The threat of criminal sanctions against [international] observers is unacceptable,” Janez Lenarčič, the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), said in a statement. “The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

There is an old Polish proverb I wish to offer to the ODIHR....."Tough Shitski!" "Stay out of my state and I will stay the hell out of your country. We run our state how we run our state. So don't think for one minute you can come here, flash a badge, and make us nervous. We eat breakfast 300 miles from thousands in a Mexican cartels who want to kill us. So, roll the dice and take your chances." (Adapted from Nicholson in "A Few Good Men").

26 posted on 10/25/2012 1:30:42 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter (,)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Let them step one FREAKIN foot inside my designated voting booth and I’m gonna KICK some Texas BUTT!! ... chittt....this isn’t Venezuela!!


27 posted on 10/25/2012 1:31:31 PM PDT by RoseofTexas
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To: ladyjane
It's like a whole 'nother country :)

http://www.traveltex.com/

http://www.tourtexas.com/index.cfm
28 posted on 10/25/2012 1:32:58 PM PDT by texas_mrs
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To: areukiddingme1

they must be some NGO recognized by the UN but not actually sent by the UN. They are nobodys.

These are the same type of buffoons who protest death penalty cases.

It is no different than sending the east german kazoo band to “officially” observe an election.


29 posted on 10/25/2012 1:33:37 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Servant of the Cross

People forget that these united states are sovereign and limited beyond that only by the US constitution. So the US government can tell the UN that they are happy to allow them into the country, but each state has the authority to control their activity as a foreign authority.

I.E. the state has ultimate sovereignty over this matter.


30 posted on 10/25/2012 1:37:24 PM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Blueflag
These commie infiltrators who are being aided by our left, must be expelled. Note the attempt to invoke “diplomatic immunity”. These aren't “diplomats”, and if they were then who is the “sovereign” that they are purporting to represent? The left is now advocating a foreign army of clipboard wielding scouts can be “deputized” and sent to invade a country to meddle in internal affairs with impunity. They are trying to establish a beachhead, and lull us into growing accustomed to their presense during election cycles. We're at war, but only a few understand who the real enemy is. First they came with clipboards...
31 posted on 10/25/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Servant of the Cross

Come on down, OSCE. Try to “observe”. Find out what happens next.

Make our day.


32 posted on 10/25/2012 1:41:40 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Servant of the Cross

It’s about time someone (ANYONE) pushes back.


33 posted on 10/25/2012 1:41:53 PM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: BuffaloJack

“Lawmakers from the group of 56 European and Central Asian nations have been observing U.S. elections since 2002,”

Thats because none of us knew about it til now. I never heard anything about it until this week.


34 posted on 10/25/2012 1:43:35 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Blueflag
the Huff post is really saying that?????

First they stereotype all Texans with calling them rednecks and then go on to say about diplomatic immunity, HUH these people on the left need to understand that states have laws as does the country and the law is not let others in to the voting booth nor inside a voting station.

There are laws and these people do not have diplomatic immunity as they are not diplomats etc, they break the law they get arrested.

Anyone else noticed how the left keeps making a play in TX, they know that if they can manage to get their foot in the state they can do their fraud thus ten take the state over thus they win every election

35 posted on 10/25/2012 1:45:45 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Servant of the Cross

+2!


36 posted on 10/25/2012 1:47:43 PM PDT by sauropod (Only two of God's creatures can employ the term "we": newspaper editors and men with tapeworms-Hayes)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Texas bump.


37 posted on 10/25/2012 1:48:38 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I am Cali girl I even know that you don’t mess with Texas who are these UN Observers LOL!


38 posted on 10/25/2012 1:50:02 PM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Please step aside and let the Republic of Texas lead the way.


39 posted on 10/25/2012 1:50:24 PM PDT by TexasPatriot1 ("I reject your reality and insert my own." Adam Savage)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.

BS! required to invite? What kind of double-talk is that?

The United States DID not request your presence: 'A coalition of U.S. pro-democracy organizations' did. In a nutshell....DEMOCRATS

http://www.gwu.edu/~action/2008/chrneday08/observerrequest103008pr.html

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Even if they did, US law says the States run their own election, you putrid, socialist wanker!

You are here at the request of a political party and as such you have affiliated themselves with them

You have no legal authority. You are are NO MORE THAN a political sign and must REMAIN 100FT AWAY FROM THE POLLING PLACE or you can be arrested on the warrant of the electoral judge at the polling location where the offense occurred.

That is, unless of course, you keep running your heads until the Governor just breaks out the Rangers and sends them to WATCH.....the 'watchers'.

40 posted on 10/25/2012 1:53:02 PM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as Created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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"To my knowledge [Texas] is the only state that came forward and said 'please reassure us that you're going to follow our state electoral law.' And they have now been reassured."

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!

That's what she thinks Texas is saying?

Shouldn't a command of the English language be a minimum requirement for our State Department employees?

41 posted on 10/25/2012 1:54:58 PM PDT by Madame Dufarge
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To: Servant of the Cross

Bring it on. This has pissed me off beyond my normal bounds of rationality.

Uninvited guests are trespassers. Things don’t end well for trespassers in Texas. Best advice I can give you...stay the hell out of Texas.

And by the way, you can shove your little letter with its snarky little comments. Whoever invited you does not speak for Texas, or most other states.


42 posted on 10/25/2012 1:56:25 PM PDT by Ironfocus (O Must Go)
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To: Servant of the Cross
The USA may allow its sovereignty to be diminished by the United Nations,........but the Sovereign State of Texas WILL NOT allow it.
43 posted on 10/25/2012 1:56:36 PM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article: http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html)
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To: Servant of the Cross

I am so with you guys! I’m also a Texan. However, the reason this even came up is because Obama joined the this group (Bush thought it was ridiculous and wouldn’t go near it). Another gift from our Dear Marxist leader... He gave away sovereignty to handle our own elections with this unilateral decision.
That being said, I hope they try it and Texas kicks their butts OUT!!!


44 posted on 10/25/2012 1:58:45 PM PDT by SueAngel
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To: Servant of the Cross

It’s so insulting. I want the UN out of my county. Totally out - without a dime.


45 posted on 10/25/2012 2:00:37 PM PDT by GOPJ ('TRUTH is the Enemy of Democrat Thuggishness: Spread it like Napalm!' w/apology to Eric Allen Bell)
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To: Servant of the Cross
In the Eyes of a Ranger
The unsuspecting stranger
Had better know the truth of wrong from right

Cause the eyes of the Ranger are upon you
Anything you do he's gonna see
So when you're in Texas look behind you
Cause that's where the Ranger’s gonna be!

46 posted on 10/25/2012 2:05:43 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Just stay out of Texas you Euro-Pansies.


47 posted on 10/25/2012 2:07:07 PM PDT by buffaloguy
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To: Servant of the Cross

Foreign commie scum better stay the hell out of my state.

And for that matter, the same goes for domestic libs who’ve turned their own states to hippie hellhole economic basket-cases with their degenerate politics and views, and get a notion to move here. You’ll be treated like what you are... plague-infested rats bringing diseases.


48 posted on 10/25/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT by greene66
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To: Servant of the Cross

It won’t work in Mn either. Unless you are a poll observer accredited by a major party you can’t just hang around the poll. The judges will ask you to leave and if you don’t they’ll call the cops. And if one of the UN geets tried it, and the judges didn’t order them to leave the Republican poll observer would call the cops.


49 posted on 10/25/2012 2:11:11 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Servant of the Cross
“The United States, like all countries in the OSCE, has an obligation to invite ODIHR observers to observe its elections.”

Dude, you can kiss my Texas grits!!!

Then, get the H&LL out of my country!!!

50 posted on 10/25/2012 2:12:19 PM PDT by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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