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  • Twelve Things to Remember if the SCOTUS Decision Upsets You

    07/05/2015 5:21:56 AM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies
    Standing on my Head ^ | July 3, 2015 | Fr. Dwight Longenecker
    The Supreme Court decision allowing gay “marriage” in the United States has upset all right minded Christians, and rightly so.It is pretty clear that the Supreme Court has rubber stamped a widespread rejection of Christian morality by a large segment of the American people.Not only has the Supreme Court ratified same sex “marriage” but they have overturned majority opinions of the people, set themselves up as arbiters of human morality, trampled on states’ rights, ignored not only historic Christian teaching, but the understanding of marriage held by all people at all times and in all cultures down through history.We’re right...
  • Pound Sand, Your Honor! More Americans Want States to Ignore Federal Courts

    07/03/2015 8:02:37 PM PDT · by VitacoreVision · 17 replies
    The New American ^ | 03 July 2015 | Selwyn Duke
    While dissenting from the recent Supreme Court decision rubber-stamping same-sex marriage, Justice Antonin Scalia warned his colleagues that with each decision ... unabashedly based not on law the Court moves one step closer to being reminded of [its] impotence. And a new poll shows that another such step has in fact been taken, with more Americans supporting the idea that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings. Writes Rasmussen Reports, A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 33% of Likely U.S. Voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings...
  • Americas views on abortion still dont match Amanda Marcottes caricatures, and she cant stand it

    07/02/2015 6:58:28 PM PDT · by Morgana
    liveactionnews.org ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Calvin Freiburger
    Last weeks Supreme Court ruling forcing every state to recognize same-sex marriage has inspired a New York Times post by David Leonhardt and Alicia Parlapiano, exploring why increasing public acceptance of homosexuality hasnt been accompanied by increasing acceptance of abortion. This is a question weve explored here before too, and they come to basically the same conclusion: while the case against same-sex marriage is somewhat abstract and gay causes tend to have an edge with Americans live-and-let-live sensibilities, the fact that abortion has a specific victim means an unavoidable tension between a mothers rights and a fetuss can never be...
  • Supreme Court Refusal Protects Illegal Immigrants' "Right to Vote"

    07/02/2015 12:48:47 PM PDT · by detective · 40 replies
    The New American ^ | July 1, 2015 | Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
    Yet another rejection of constitutional principles by the Supreme Court has been overlooked in the furor over the pro-Obamacare and same-sex marriage decisions. This time, its not what the justices said, but what they refused to say that is noteworthy. Reuters reports that the high courts refusal to hear an appeal of the decision in the case of Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al, had the effect of upholding the ruling handed down last November by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • If no Black on the Ballot; what will the Black voter turnout be like in 2016? (Vanity)

    07/02/2015 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 34 replies
    Din Maker
    I've asked this question for some time now: Without Obama, or any other Black, on the ballot for the Dems in 2016; what will the Black voter turnout be like? I say at least 5 percentage points less than in '08 and '12. The new has worn-off; the novelty is gone. They've had their Black President. I say that the Dems will NOT get Blacks to the polls this time around like they did for Obama. And even if Hillary has a Black Running Mate, I say the Black turnout will still be 5 percent less than the last two...
  • Civil rights leaders demand Goodlatte move on Voting Rights Act reform (eliminate Voter ID)

    07/01/2015 10:13:11 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 6 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | June 25, 2015 | Alicia Petska
    A coalition of civil rights and other activists demanded Thursday that U.S. Rep. Bob Goodlatte take action to revive a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act in a downtown Roanoke rally of more than 300 people. Im here to tell you something, Congressman Goodlatte. Fix the Voting Rights Act! said Priscilla Ouchida of the Japanese American Citizens League, one of more than two dozen groups represented. Organizers hope the rally which included state activists and national figures will ramp up public pressure on the Roanoke County Republican, who chairs the committee where efforts to update the voter...
  • Supremes Block Voter ID; Decline to hear case

    06/29/2015 4:05:28 PM PDT · by Nachum · 43 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 6/29/15 | Brian Lilley
    The Supreme Court effectively blocked an attempt by Arizona and Kansas to require voter ID after the high court declined to hear an appeal. By rejecting a joint appeal by the states, the high court left in place a November 2014 ruling by the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. That appeals court decided that the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, a federal agency that oversees changes to state voter registration procedures, was not required to grant the states' request that proof of citizenship be added to registration requirements. The Election Assistance Commission was established in 2002 to support and enforce...
  • Great Supreme Court News (for voter fraud and open borders)

    06/29/2015 1:44:06 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 81 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | June 29, 2015 | William A. Jacobson
    States not permitted to alter federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship. The Supreme Court today refused to accept a case which sought to allow states to supplement a federal voter registration form so as to require proof of citizenship to vote. Such proof is particularly important given how freely many states are handing out drivers licenses to illegal immigrants, and the Obama administrations unilateral implementation of quasi-amnesty deferrals (some of which were stopped in court). Its just not enough anymore that someone is here legally (or at least, is not being deported) [Snip] This is not just...
  • [illegal alien] Voting-Rights Advocates Get Win at Supreme Court

    06/29/2015 2:28:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 65 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 6/29/2015 | Simone Path
    Mondays big election law news came from the Supreme Courts penultimate decision of the term upholding Arizonas congressional districts. But before handing down its last three decisions, the court made voting-rights advocates happy by deciding not to review a different election case. Arizona citizens can continue to participate in voter registration drives without worrying about not having proof of citizenship documents, Shirley Sandelands, of the League of Women Voters of Arizona, said in a statement Monday. The case, Kobach, et al. v. Election Assistance Commission, et al., was about whether Arizona and Kansas could require voters to prove their citizenship...
  • Sowell: Supreme Court Disasters

    06/29/2015 1:17:50 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 30, 2015 | Thomas Sowell
    Many people are looking at the recent Supreme Court decisions about ObamaCare and same-sex marriage in terms of whether they think these are good or bad policies. That is certainly a legitimate concern, for both those who favor those policies and those who oppose them. But there is a deeper and more long-lasting impact of these decisions that raise the question whether we are still living in America, where "we the people" are supposed to decide what kind of society we want, not have our betters impose their notions on us. The Constitution of the United States says that the...
  • So since they no longer require proof of citizenship to vote, can I vote multiple? ~ Vanity

    06/29/2015 1:44:00 PM PDT · by GraceG · 28 replies
    GraceG
    Since the SCOTUS just decided to throw the last mechanism of actual democratic elections down the tubes, can my many multiple personalities now vote?
  • State Employees Are Having A Hard Time Explaining Scott Walkers New Voting Restrictions

    06/29/2015 1:00:51 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    United Steel Workers ^ | June 29, 2015 | Alice Ollstein
    When Hillary Clinton issued a sweeping call for expanding and protecting voting rights, and called out Wisconsin and other states for passing discriminatory laws, Governor Scott Walker responded by blasting her views as extreme and far outside the mainstream. He defended his own record of cutting early voting days and implementing a strict voter ID law, saying these changes make it easier to vote and harder to cheat. But at a workshop held in Milwaukee in early June, state government employees struggled to explain the byzantine voting restrictions to a crowd of poll workers and community activists. Under Wisconsins voter...
  • Scott Walker says most Americans support voter ID laws, which make it easier to vote harder to cheat

    06/29/2015 2:23:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Politifact ^ | June 29, 2015 | Lucas Daprile
    In Scott Walker and Hillary Clinton's perfect world, at around this time next year each will be preparing to participate in the 2016 presidential debates. For now, they will have to be content exchanging jabs from afar. The latest exchange began June 4, 2015 when Clinton, who is the leading Democratic presidential candidate, criticized Walker and three other GOP contenders in a speech at Texas Southern University in Houston for their support of voter ID laws. She claimed Walker had cut back early voting in Wisconsin and made it harder for college students to vote. We rated that Mostly True....
  • Juan Williams: Blacks' Support For Voter ID 'Amazing'

    06/17/2015 9:00:45 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 38 replies
    newsbusters ^ | June 17, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    He's also so often egregiously wrong, perhaps never more so than in his Monday column at the Hill. Williams is astonished that a recent poll, consistent with others, shows that over two-thirds of blacks support a photo identification requirement for voting. In the process, he cited perhaps the dumbest statistic I've ever seen on the topic, misrepresented a 2013 Supreme Court decision, and failed to understand that blacks may end up being most adversely affected if voter fraud ever become widespread.
  • The Art of Voter Amnesia: What's an ID?

    06/13/2015 12:24:00 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 9 replies
    Self | 6/13/15 | Me
    Democrats never say they are committed to stopping voter fraud, merely that they're dedicated to "everyone" voting. This smug admission tells you everything you need to know, or in other words, nothing you didn't already suspect. The truth is Voter ID doesn't discriminate against or disenfranchise anyone. How can it when everyone is held to same standard of accountability? If you can't even verify your identity, validate and protect the authenticity of your vote, how are you a victim of anything other than your own ignorance and apathy? People have TWO YEARS in-between elections to get a damn photo ID;...
  • Hillary Clintons Phantom Menace - Even Chris Christie

    06/11/2015 1:53:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 11, 2015 | Debra Saunders
    Hillary Clinton has a new crusade. The Democrats only name female candidate for president sees a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people and young people from one end of our country to the other. In a speech at Texas Southern University, Clinton also charged, Republicans are systematically and deliberately trying to stop millions of American citizens from voting. She called on Republicans at all levels of government with all manner of ambition to stop fearmongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud and start explaining why theyre so scared of letting citizens have their say....
  • Phyllis Schlafly: Hillary's Plans to Stuff the Ballot Box in 2016

    06/08/2015 2:47:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | June 9, 2015 | Phyllis Schlafly
    Hillary Clinton has laid out her game plan for winning back the White House for herself and her husband next year. Let's hope Republicans were paying attention. She apparently decided it won't be enough to rely on the 66 million people who voted twice for Barack Obama, many of whom are disillusioned by the failure of "hope and change." Obama promised an end to wars in the Middle East, a more prosperous economy for the average American and more harmonious race relations, but all three problems have only gotten worse. Seeing as Clinton won't have the youthful exuberance that propelled...
  • Hillarys Divisive, Reckless Rhetoric on Voting Rights

    06/07/2015 10:23:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    National Review ^ | June 7, 2015 | John Fund
    The late Saul Alinsky, the father of the community-organizing model that inspired both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, would be delighted. The man who championed moral relativism in tearing down the establishment (In war, the end justifies almost any means) is calling the tune of the Democratic party on voting issues. Last March, President Obama rhapsodized about what would happen under mandatory voting: If everybody voted, then it would completely change the political map in this country. Obama once served as the lawyer for the disgraced and defunct voter-registration group ACORN, and he is still toeing its line. Then last...
  • De Blasio still won't endorse Hillary Clinton's 2016 bid

    06/07/2015 1:17:04 PM PDT · by Libloather · 14 replies
    NY Daily News via MSN ^ | 6/07/15 | ADAM EDELMAN
    Mayor de Blasio is playing hard-to-get with his former boss and presumptive 2016 Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton. For the third time, de Blasio refused to endorse Clinton on national television, sidestepping questions about throwing his support behind the former New York senator. "As for the Democratic field, each of the candidates is beginning to address these issues," de Blasio said on CBS' "Face the Nation" about whether any of the declared Democratic presidential candidates had adequately addressed issues like income inequality and a higher minimum wage. "I'm waiting to hear a fuller vision from each, on how they'll actually tackle...
  • Sheriff Joe: Democrats using illegals for votes

    06/07/2015 11:48:04 AM PDT · by yoe · 21 replies
    WND ^ | June 7, 2015 | Staff
    Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Sunday Democrats are mostly interested in immigration reform because the newly legalized residents will eventually obtain voting rights and will vote for Democrats.[snip] As WND ( previously reported,)Medina is the current secretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union, or SEIU. During the 2008 presidential campaign, Medina and Gutierrez served on Obamas National Latino Advisory Council. During the interview, Arpaio urged Republican president candidates to discuss the issue of drug trafficking when talking about border security. Ninety-nine percent of those arrested for bringing drugs into Maricopa County, Arizona are illegal aliens, according Arpaio.]snip] Stated Arpaio: Everyone...
  • NYC mayor: America has a 'democracy problem' (needs different voting laws alert)

    06/07/2015 11:52:45 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 7, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    New York Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) said on Sunday that Americans would benefit from reformed national voting laws. We have a democracy problem, de Blasio told host John Dickerson on CBSs Face the Nation. Our elections are governed by state law and for a long time Ive believed we need to make a fundamental series of reforms, he said. Lets face it, a lot of the people in the political class have tried to discourage voter involvement and a lot of incumbents prefer a very small electorate, he added. De Blasio said he disagrees with Gov. Chris Christie (R-N.J.)...
  • Scott Walker: Hillary Clinton "firmly out of touch" on voting rights

    06/07/2015 1:09:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    CBS ^ | June 6, 2015 | Reena Flores
    In the 2012 general election, Wisconsin had the second-highest voter-turnout rate in the nation with 73 percent of the population participating. The state trailed just behind Minnesota, which had a 76 percent turnout rate. Wisconsin also ranked second in the nation during the 2008 general election.Potential Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker knocked Hillary Clinton for being "firmly out of touch" on the issue of voting rights just days after the former secretary of state announced her proposals championing minority access to voting. "In our state we have a photo ID requirement that would make it easy to...
  • GOP says Clinton dividing Americans over voting rights

    06/06/2015 9:26:34 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 28 replies
    AP/Yahoo News ^ | June 6, 2015 | AP Staff
    (Hillary) Clinton said Thursday in Houston that a group of current and former Republican governors pursuing the White House has "systematically and deliberately" tried to prevent millions of Americans from voting. Clinton said the changes were aimed at making it more difficult for minority and low-income voters to cast a ballot and outlined steps to expand access to early voting and allow universal, automatic voter registration for young people. Republicans struck back Friday against Hillary Rodham Clinton's suggestions that they have attempted to disenfranchise voters systematically. They accused the Democratic presidential front-runner of running a divisive campaign and favoring lax...
  • Requiring photo ID is racist, except when its done by Obama, NAACP, unions, or any other liberals

    06/06/2015 10:01:46 AM PDT · by grundle · 16 replies
    wordpress ^ | June 6, 2015 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Dan from Squirrel Hill's Blog Requiring photo ID is “racist,” except when it’s done by Obama, the NAACP, unions, or any other liberals Former Rhode Island governor Lincoln Chafee recently announced that he wants to be the Democrats’ 2016 presidential candidate.In July 2011, Governor Chafee signed a bill that requires voters to show photo ID. In March 2012, Obama’s Justice Department blocked Texas’s voter ID requirement, claiming that it was “racist.”However, the very same Justice Department requires photo ID for everyone who enters.So let’s say that someone is denied their right to vote because they don’t have voter ID, and they...
  • Mrs. Clinton Perpetuates 50-Year-Old Myth -- And Puts GOP on Defensive

    06/05/2015 1:19:24 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Mrs. Clinton is out accusing the Republicans once again of plotting voter fraud, and she is making this allegation in front of African-American audiences. It's as predictable as the sun coming up in the morning, and it's one of these things where you know it's coming and yet there doesn't appear to be a strategy to deal with it. Yet you know it's coming. In fact, if there's any voter fraud going on out there, it's being perpetrated by the Democrats. The reason for it is so obvious. The Democrats know... I don't care what your perception is of...
  • Did Hillary Clinton's lawyer inadvertently expose her electoral nightmares?

    06/05/2015 11:35:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 5, 2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has filed lawsuits in Wisconsin and Ohio to fight voting rights laws passed by Republicans, and some say those lawsuits could be read as a sign that Clinton is worried about winning those states in 2016. In 2012, both Wisconsin and Ohio went blue for President Obama. But they're considered swing states now, and with Midwestern GOP contenders such as Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker poised to enter the presidential race, Clinton may have turned to her superstar lawyer to help eliminate her GOP competition. Marc Elias serves as general counsel of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. He...
  • Clinton calls out GOP opponents by name on voting rights

    06/04/2015 2:31:21 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 45 replies
    CNN ^ | June 4, 2015 | Dan Merica and Eric Bradner
    Washington (CNN)Hillary Clinton accused four potential GOP presidential rivals by name of being "scared of letting citizens have their say" as she called Thursday for every American to automatically be registered to vote. Clinton told an audience at the historically black Texas Southern University that she supports the concept of signing every American up to vote as soon as they're eligible at age 18, unless they specifically opt out. She called for expanded access to polling places, keeping them open for at least 20 days and offering voting hours on evenings and weekends. For the first time in her campaign,...
  • Clinton to press for early voting expansion in states [Shelia Jackson-Lee hosting Houston event]

    06/04/2015 2:22:34 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Independent Tribune ^ | June 4, 2015 | AP
    HOUSTON (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for an expansion of early voting and pushing back against Republican-led efforts to restrict voting access, laying down a marker on voting rights at the start of her presidential campaign. The Democratic presidential candidate is using a speech Thursday at historically black Texas Southern University to denounce voting restrictions in North Carolina, Texas, Florida and Wisconsin and encourage states to adopt a new national standard of no fewer than 20 days of early in-person voting, including weekend and evening voting.... "Time and again members of the 2016 Republican field have put partisan...
  • Poll: Three in Four Americans Support Voter ID

    06/03/2015 2:44:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 3, 2015 | Daniel Doherty
    It is an article of faith among progressives that mandatory voter ID laws are racist and discriminatory. Such voter requirements, they say, unfairly discriminate against minorities and elderly citizens, many of whom do not have and cannot afford to purchase them. However, it is a well-known fact that in the United States, one must always and everywhere show a photo ID to board airplanes, rent automobiles, and purchase firearms. So why should voting, a fundamental and hard-won American right, be any different? Perhaps for these reasons, a new poll shows that the vast majority of Americans, most of whom...
  • Dont Believe Voter Fraud Happens? Here Are Some Examples

    06/03/2015 1:10:01 PM PDT · by concernedcitizen76 · 13 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 22, 2015 | Hans von Spakovsky
    In the interest of helping out the editorial writers and pundits of media outlets who dont think voter fraud occurs, I wanted to note just a few recent cases (and readers interested in seeing almost 200 more such cases can do so at this link). In McAllen, Texas, two campaign workers (known as politiqueras in local parlance) who bribed voters with cocaine, beer, cigarettes and cash during a 2012 school board election have been sentenced separately to serve eight and four months in prison, respectively. U.S. District Court Judge Randy Crane called this election fraud terrible and said that our...
  • Termites at Work (WI)

    04/29/2015 5:35:13 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    Years overdue, photo identification will be required the next time Wisconsin voters go to the polls, for the spring elections in 2016. The U.S. Supreme Court finally settling that issue was good news, but the fight over ballot security will never be over. Congressman Mark Pocan (D-Pluto) greeted the Courts action with a renewed call for his constitutional amendment guaranteeing a right to vote ostensibly meaningless, the proposals sinister nature lies in its open-ended guarantee, setting the stage to argue that there is no such thing as a reasonable condition to be imposed on exercising the franchise. His co-author Rep....
  • Jeb Bushs Deep Ties to Hispanics Show Even in Voter Form

    04/06/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by don-o · 49 replies
    NY Times ^ | April 6, 2015 | Alan Rappeport
    Mr. Bush, a former Florida governor and likely presidential candidate, was born in Texas and hails from one of Americas most prominent political dynasties. But on at least one occasion, it appears he got carried away with his appeal to Spanish-speaking voters and claimed he actually was Hispanic. In a 2009 voter-registration application, obtained from the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Mr. Bush marked Hispanic in the field labeled race/ethnicity. A Bush spokeswoman could offer no explanation for the characterization.
  • Wisconsin Is Finally Free to Implement Voter ID Law

    03/23/2015 4:47:58 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 3-23-15 | Hans von Spakovsky
    Great news for those interested in election integrity and common sense reforms like voter ID: the Supreme Court today removed the final legal obstacle to implementing Wisconsins voter ID law. The Court refused to hear the American Civil Liberties Unions appeal of a Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision that threw out the injunction issued against the states ID law by federal district court Judge Lynn Adelman. Adelman, a Clinton appointee and former Democratic state senator, had thumbed his nose at the Supreme Court, claiming that he did not have to follow the Courts prior 2008 opinion in Crawford v....
  • U.S. Supreme court rejects challenge to Wisconsin voter ID law

    03/23/2015 9:44:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 03/23/2015 | LAWRENCE HURLEY
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected a challenge to Wisconsin's Republican-backed law requiring voters to present photo identification to cast a ballot, a measure Democrats contend is aimed at keeping their supporters from voting. The justices declined to hear an appeal filed by the American Civil Liberties Union, which challenged the law. The ACLU said it then filed an emergency motion with a federal appeals court to try to keep the law from taking effect immediately. Republican Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel said the law cannot be implemented for the state's April 7 election because absentee ballots are already...
  • Supreme Court turns away challenge to Wisconsins voter ID law

    03/23/2015 8:30:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 23, 2015 | Robert Barnes
    The Supreme Court on Monday turned down a challenge to Wisconsins voter ID law, which it had previously kept from going into effect before Novembers elections. The courts decision not to review a federal appeals court ruling that upheld the law was a victory for Gov. Scott Walker (R) and perhaps other states that have tightened voting procedures to require additional identification.
  • Wisconsin AG ready for several lawsuits [EPA, Voter ID, Drug Testing, RTW, and more]

    03/14/2015 5:12:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    The Waunakee Tribune ^ | March 14, 2015 | Jennifer Fetterly
    Just nine weeks on the job, Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel is already counting off the number of lawsuits he will see come across his desk. The states chief legal officer expects to see court action over the right-to-work law, the school accountability bill and drug testing of public assistance recipients, if the Republican-supported measures go into law. I think that we are going to be very busy, Schimel said at a March 4 Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce conference in Madison. Schimel, a Republican, said it?s something that he will savor. I am going to enforce the law the way...
  • NY ID Law Written to Self-Destruct In Case Anti-Amnesty Republican Wins In 2016

    02/17/2015 10:51:34 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 5 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 2/17/15 | John Hayward
    Give New York City Councilman Carlos Menchaca some credit for honesty. Most amnesty shills arent quite so open about seeing themselves as fighting for the other side in a war against law-abiding Americans, with illegal aliens as the invasion force that will finally subdue the hated Middle Class forever. The New York Post finds Menchaca crowing about a self-destruct mechanism in a rule that will thwart efforts by those dratted rule-of-law types to use New Yorks lovely new ID database to enforce Americas tottering immigration system: Get the shredders ready the Tea Party could be coming. The citys new...
  • House Dem Doesnt Understand Why Voters Have to Register

    02/17/2015 7:41:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 17. 2015 | Michael Schaus
    [Editor's note: The original copy of this article incorrectly identified Rep. Ellison as a Democrat from Wisconsin. The oversight has been corrected, and a formal apology has been sent to the people of Wisconsin.]Forget about the Tuesday following the first Monday of November… Let’s just run an online poll for future public elections. Maybe we can set up a phone bank, kinda like PBS donation drives, for people without access to the internet. Heck, let’s just do a show of hands: Hillary or Jeb for 2016?Okay, that might be a slight over-simplification of what Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) was suggesting, but...
  • Obama amnesty creates loophole for illegal immigrants to vote in elections

    02/12/2015 6:51:18 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 12, 2015
    President Obamas temporary deportation amnesty will make it easier for illegal immigrants to improperly register and vote in elections, state elections officials testified to Congress on Thursday, saying that the drivers licenses and Social Security numbers they will be granted create a major voting loophole.
  • Ron Paul: A border fence might be used to keep Americans from fleeing to Mexico, or something

    09/08/2011 9:30:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    And now for a lighter moment from last night’s debate, or at least the weirdest moment. Jim Hoft calls this Ron Paul’s Checkpoint Charlie moment, but it’s really more like an apex of Paul’s paranoid band of libertarianism. In this exchange, Paul opposes building a border fence because he doesn’t believe it represents American values, which is a fair enough argument that one usually hears from Democrats. He then tips over into hilarity when he suggests that the US government might use it to stop Americans from fleeing to, er, Mexico:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO I immediately noted on...
  • Ron Paul: Border Fence Will Be Used To 'Keep Us In'

    09/08/2011 3:21:33 PM PDT · by mnehring · 67 replies
    Rep. Ron Paul has a problem with the idea of a U.S. border fence.The people that want big fences and guns, sure, we could secure the border, the congressman noted. A barbed wire fence with machine guns, that would do the trick. I dont believe that is what America is all about. Every time you think about this toughness on the border and ID cards and REAL IDs, think its a penalty against the American people too. I think this fence business is designed and may well be used against us and keep us in. In economic turmoil, the people...
  • Racist Activist Loretta Lynch Exposed By Catherine Engelbrecht

    01/30/2015 6:08:57 PM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 23 replies
    youtube ^ | 01/30/15 | Rick Wells youtube
    Worse than Eric Holder? - She might not be any better...Racist Loretta Lynch taking the baton of anti-white activism from Eric Holder and Hussein Obama.
  • Jesse Jackson: States Are Undermining the Right to Vote' With For-Profit Prisons

    01/27/2015 5:46:30 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 35 replies
    CNS News ^ | 01/27/2015 | Eric Scheiner
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson says the states are undermining the right to vote" by locking up people in for-profit prisons. Jackson joined House Democratic Reps. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) at a press conference in Washington last Thursday where they introduced a constitutional amendment that would put elections under federal control to guarantee the right to vote to every American, including those in prison. "Most of these states now, they're using privatized jails for two purposes: one, to disenfranchise voters, because once youve been to jail its more difficult to vote. And two, its a profit-making industry. So...
  • Court won't reconsider states' citizenship lawsuit

    01/02/2015 8:50:43 AM PST · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    Concord Monitor ^ | Dec 29, 2014
    A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a decision allowing residents of Kansas and Arizona to register to vote using a federal form without providing proof of their U.S. citizenship.
  • CBS: Voter ID Laws Are Like Violent Attacks on Blacks at Selma

    12/15/2014 9:53:21 AM PST · by PROCON · 27 replies
    newsbusters ^ | Dec. 15, 2014 | Scott Whitlock
    The journalists at CBS This Morning on Monday compared the violent, bloody attacks on African Americans during civil rights marches in 1965 to voter ID laws passed by various states in the last few years. Co-anchor Norah O'Donnell talked to Oprah Winfrey, producer/star of the new film Selma. O'Donnell marveled, "...Given the Voting Rights Act, 1965, I went back and looked. Thirteen states have passed more restrictive voter ID laws in the last three years, that states are trying to make it harder to vote." [MP3 audio here.]Actor David Oyelowo, who plays Martin Luther King in the film, slammed the...
  • Prescription Government Issued Picture ID Requirement (North Carolina)

    12/13/2014 7:18:45 PM PST · by Jumper · 9 replies
    self | 12/13/2014 | Jumper
    I just received a prescription from my local hospital which required government issued photo ID to pick a controlled substance. This is a 365 day a year photo ID requirement. (Imagine that you vote once every two to four years and as if by magic disenfranchisement becomes a legitimate issue). The Affordable Care Act, e.g., government involvement in health care is not being questioned, nor have there been any issues with the photo ID requirement which states Government Issued ID.... The main point is that there is no problem with Photo ID for voting based on our experience with the...
  • Al Sharpton: Rand Pauls outreach to blacks could hurt Democrats in 2016

    11/25/2014 6:32:46 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | November 24, 2014 | Katie Glueck
    The Rev. Al Sharpton says Rand Pauls efforts to engage black voters could present a strategic challenge for Democrats: If the Republican senator runs for president, fewer African Americans may be motivated to show up and vote against him. The civil rights activist and TV host had breakfast with the Kentucky senator last week, and the pair discussed the need for criminal justice reform before disagreeing over how to deal with the immigration system.
  • Obama AG Appointee Loretta Lynch: Voter ID Laws are Racist

    11/16/2014 6:20:55 AM PST · by Adam Taxin · 53 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 11/15/14 | Tim Brown
    Barack Obama's latest federal nomination, Loretta Lynch, is just as bad as her predecessor Eric Holder. In a video of Lynch speaking in Long Beach, New York nine months ago, she declared that Voter ID laws in the "Deep South" states are racist. Did she use those exact words? No, but the idea is most definitely there. "I serve at the pleasure of the first African-American president of the United States of America," she said to a round of applause.
  • A moral case against voter ID laws (this is what they're teaching at Duke University)

    11/11/2014 5:26:17 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 11, 2014 | David A. Siegel, associate professor of political science at Duke University
    Like millions of other Americans, I voted last Tuesday. I did not face long lines and there were no barriers to my entry to the polling station. Everyone was quite friendly, and it was a pleasant experience. They were so friendly, in fact, that they even offered a service to voters, advertised by a sign on the wall: Voters, presumably those who would have difficulty walking into the polling station due to disability, could wait in their idling cars, honk their horns and have someone aid them in voting curbside. At the time, I did not think much of this....
  • Obama AG Nominee Lynch: Voter ID Laws were Passed by Racist Southerners, Must be Stopped

    11/08/2014 9:56:12 AM PST · by rightistight · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 11/8/14 | Aurelius
    In a speech given at Long Beach earlier this year, President Obama's new nominee for Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, specifically called out voter ID laws as racist. The remarks came at the end of a long speech, explaining the examples that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela set for people. Ms. Lynch then began talking about the inequities that she sees in the United States... She continued, "50 years after the march on Washington, 50 years after the civil rights movement, we stand in this country at a time when we see people trying to take back so...