Skip to comments.Texas to test 1965 voting rights law in court (Voter ID) [PITIFULLY BIASED REPORTING ALERT]
Posted on 07/08/2012 7:34:16 PM PDT by markomalley
he Voting Rights Act - a cherished safeguard for minority voters since 1965 - has been under siege for two years and this week faces one of its toughest tests on an apparent path to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Twenty-five hours of argument, starting on Monday and spread over five days, will help the judges of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia decide whether Texas can require voters to present a photo identification at the polls.
In March, the Obama administration blocked a Texas law passed in 2011 requiring voters to present photo identification at the polls, saying it was unfair to minority voters. Texas sued the U.S. government, saying its measures were fair and the Justice Department had political motives in going after the law.
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It's really simple. Texas wants Voter ID. Holder realizes that Voter ID will hurt their ability to throw the election and so has refused to grant preclearance of the Texas law. Texas is taking Holder to court. (which, by the way, the VRA allows them to do)
Reporters. Idiots. (I guess I repeated myself)
My state of Michigan and several others require picture ID at the polling place, so what’s the problem with Texas also requiring exactly the same thing?
It is because thanks to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 certain states are under federal oversight because of “historic” prejudical treatment of minority voters.
If non-supervised states can enact voter ID laws and not have any demonstrable problems, then the Feds should allow supervised states to enact similar legislation.
Why? They're camera-shy, or don't photograph well?
The reporter was either smart enough to be "pitifully biased" or too damn dumb to recognize the issue involved.
It's one or the other -- "pitifully biased" or "pitifully dumb". There is no other option.
In Texas we give illegals ID's and "motor voter" register them to vote.... so what if we ask for the ID at the polls? They were given the ID and voter registration by the State.
America is on self destruct mode.
“Unfortunately Texas will lose. The corruption has saturated so much of Government that it wouldn’t matter what the Court said. We are under siege by a communists empire that has a great deal of America under control. Only chance we have is to pray and work hard in kicking King Obama out in November.”
Kicking “king Obama” out in November will make no difference in the long run. Even if Mitt was inclined history has showed republican presidents make very little difference in this federal monstristy.
Liberty has no future in this union of corruption, Our Constitution has fallen, and our population has been corrupted. We need to be looking to preparing our revolutionary options.
This particularly atroshous federal act which pretends to place some states under a subjective standard which other-states don’t have to follow is a direct afrount to the very idea of a union of equals. Much less the uniformity clause of the now dead Federal constitution. Will the Federal Employees in black-robes uphold it, Most likely, they are after all handpicked Federal employees, not impartial by any stretch of the imagination.
So instead when and if they choose to uphold this non-uniform discriminatory act we will uses the act as further evidence of federal abuses as we make our case before the world for revolution and/or Independence.
A law that should have had a sunset provision. Once the more egregious state laws restricting black voting and keeping black persons from office were eliminated, the blacks and other minorities should have been allowed to sink or swim on their own merits. The thousands of black officials in the Southern states lives the lie to the notion that they need further protection. Ditto for the Mexicans, first second, and third generations. The requirement of ID for voting in an election is one way of leveling the field and making all voters more responsible for their own actions. For too long, deceased and otherwise inelligible voters have helped decide elections. What happened in Duval County in 1948 changed the course of American history. Everyone knows that Lyndon Johnson did not win that election far and square. Yet by votes suddenly discovered in that county by its Anglo political boss, Johnsons career moved forward to what results we know all too well.
Motor voter act was pressed for by the infamous Cloward and Piven and signed into law by the impeached former president Clinton. While the law requires those who receive government services to be offered an opportunity to register to vote, it forbids the agencies from seeking proof of eligibility. In that the law allows for illegals to register to vote, it is doing exactly what it was designed to do.
It is tragic how despots get control of Washington only for a short time before apparently irreversibly installing corrupt and entirely unauthorized acts to destroy the legitimacy of our elections everywhere.
Motorvoter fraud is an affront not only to the legitimacy of elections everywhere, Motorvoter an affront to Constitutional federalism. No where in the 11 page Federal Constitution is Washington given power over its own elections.
For good reason too, if Washington is to help insure states maintain a republican form of government, then the same politicians with the power to do that can’t also have the power to hijack the elections themselves.
The laws are supposed to apply equally among all the states. The fact that only a few stipulated states are subject to additional onerous compliance would seem to argue for the invalidation of those provisions based upon an equal application of the law.
It would cost too much to forge photo ID’s on the fly in the bus.
Please explain how it is that illegals can get a legal TDL issued by DPS? Am looking for documented facts, links. As far I as I am aware, this is not the law, I could be wrong, but sure don’t think so.
Or given the federal power disposition of federal Employees(like traitor John) at least uniformly applied to all states.
It was scheduled to sunset in 2007. Bush signed the bill to renew it for another 25 years
That took courage /sarc. The problem is that it only fans the resentment. The black community is desperately trying to find a scapegoat for their failure to rise in our society as, say, the Korean Americans have.
Hardly anybody had the balls to vote against "voting rights for blacks"
Which is why Romney is not going to go after Omamama with anything like the ferocity that he went after his conservative opponents. The race card has them paralyzed. All the Dims have to say is the first black President and they fall to the ground. stupified. Our only hope is that Romney wants the prize desperately enough.
Every neighborhood welcomes Korean Americans... they make good neighbors. The problem with blacks might be the endless 'help' they get - the open pity - a willingness of 'the press' to ignore their problems and crimes.
Maybe it's time for Americans to 'get real' with blacks. If the pizza delivery guy doesn't want to go into a black neighborhood at night, maybe blacks should get their crime problem under control rather than screaming about racism.
The rest of us need to risk being called racist when we know the name calling is only a liberal manipulation and lie...
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