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Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity
PJ Media ^ | 7-25-2013 | J. Christian Adams

Posted on 07/25/2013 8:42:58 AM PDT by smoothsailing

July 25, 2013

Breaking: Holder Tries to Re-grab Texas, Announces Nationwide Attack on Election Integrity

J. Christian Adams

Two important developments this morning. First: Attorney General Eric Holder will announce that the Justice Department will initiate broad nationwide attacks on election integrity measures like Voter ID using the remaining portions of the Voting Rights Act. Last month, the Supreme Court struck down the 1965 triggers that forced 15 states to submit election law changes to Washington D.C. for federal approval.

Second: despite the Supreme Court’s ruling, the Justice Department announced it will try to recapture Texas under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by showing the state continues to act with a racially discriminatory intent when passing voting laws.

Some of Holder’s reaction is because dozens of highly paid federal employees are now idled. James Buchanan won the Nobel Prize in Economics by explaining Holder’s actions as Public Choice Theory — bureaucrats announce policies to help bureaucrats, even if disguised as an act inspired by a public purpose.

For the last few weeks, Voting Section employees have taken extended coffee breaks, and even more extended lunches. But there was hope — outgoing Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez referred to the state of Louisiana as the “full employment for Voting Section lawyers state.”

That means Governor Bobby Jindal can expect more targeting by the DOJ Voting Section.

But this announcement is all about the midterm elections. Obama wants the House back, and the Justice Department is again being turned into a political weapon using the cloak of Civil Rights. This has become the new civil rights model. Because Democratic interests are so perfectly aligned with the civil rights establishment — in no small measure because of extreme block voting by American blacks — the DOJ is now an arm of the DNC.

Will states have the competence and ability to withstand Holder’s attack? There are ways. Whether they will use them remains to be seen.



TOPICS: Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: alinskygovernment; corruption; democrats; doj; dojisajoke; dontmesswithtexas; donttreadonme; electionfraud; elections; ericholder; fueh; govtabuse; holder; jchristianadams; liberalfascism; texasvoterid; tyranny; votefraud; voterfraud; voterid
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To: Admin Moderator

Would you mind posting a table like this on the “natural born citizen” threads? There are tons of keyword spammers on those threads.

Thanks


51 posted on 07/25/2013 9:25:50 AM PDT by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: smoothsailing
Looks like Jarrett had a meeting with Obummer and told him to get their lapdog Holder going on this, like right now.

A SCOTUS ruling means nothing to them, their Injustice Department trumps the justices on the court.

52 posted on 07/25/2013 9:26:17 AM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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To: LUV W

Me, too. That’s why I’m “Unreconstructed.”


53 posted on 07/25/2013 9:27:03 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: nathanbedford

Its always been about money and power.


54 posted on 07/25/2013 9:27:20 AM PDT by SatinDoll (NATURAL BORN CITIZEN: BORN IN THE USA OFCITIZEN PARENTS)
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To: SatinDoll

“It’s payback time.”


55 posted on 07/25/2013 9:27:49 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: CivilWarBrewing
How many chances does the black man get before he's held accountable?

Well, he's had 50 years so far,,,,,oh you mean the White-black guy in the WH.
56 posted on 07/25/2013 9:29:05 AM PDT by Old Yeller (Goodbye America. Glad the majority of my years were spent during the good days.)
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To: jazusamo

Their hatred for our nation knows no bounds.


57 posted on 07/25/2013 9:30:51 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: realcleanguy

It’s okay for Kenyans, but not for Americans:

http://dailycaller.com/2013/06/28/white-house-touts-voter-id-registration-program-in-kenya/


58 posted on 07/25/2013 9:31:31 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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59 posted on 07/25/2013 9:32:00 AM PDT by RedMDer (When immigrants cannot or will not assimilate, its really just an invasion. Throw them out!)
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To: Admin Moderator

Oh, clever!


60 posted on 07/25/2013 9:33:35 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: laplata
If Texas goes Blue, it’s over.

Why do you think HUD is gearing up to forcibly relocate minorities into the suburbs?

Who ya gonna call? GERRYMANDERBUSTERS!


61 posted on 07/25/2013 9:42:17 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Admin Moderator
You definitely deserve some Gold Stars! :o)


62 posted on 07/25/2013 9:44:26 AM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: 9422WMR; All
Ted Cruz or Gov Perry should offer the following regarding Holder:

“Yes, there was a time in the south where racism was part of the restrictive practices of the government in power. However, as more Republicans have been voted into office in these southern states, much has been done to remove the racist policies that were put in place by over 100 years of democrats holding the majority of elected offices.”

Good idea, bears repeating.
63 posted on 07/25/2013 9:49:24 AM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: smoothsailing

Maybe Holder, Obama and the Chinese think Texas stands in their way... Just a guess..


64 posted on 07/25/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by GOPJ (Democrat dream: An America for everyone but Americans... freeper molson209)
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To: Jewbacca

This is all looking very Nazi-ish.


65 posted on 07/25/2013 9:49:32 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: smoothsailing
Comment from youtube of witHolder's statement...

AG Holder has begun his assault on the State of Texas. Holder, not happy with the SCOTUS decision on the Voting Rights Act, has asked a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of Texas to obtain approval in advance before putting future voting changes in place.

Hmmmm....federal court in San Antonio....isn't this the court that ruled against TX voter ID law, previously? The Supreme Court has ruled, yet witHolder's going to send it back to this court??

Do I have this right, or have I missed something?

66 posted on 07/25/2013 9:50:55 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: smoothsailing

We are really in a fight for our lives..


67 posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:13 AM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: Ohioan

You’re exactly right.

“This illusion enables Obama’s behavior to go unrecognized by many who would otherwise be alarmed”.

They are the Useful Idiots.

Many of the political prisoners who Stalin sent to the Gulags and had later been released, wept when Stalin died. That’s very telling.


68 posted on 07/25/2013 9:52:54 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Why do you think HUD is gearing up to forcibly relocate minorities into the suburbs?


That is going to conflict with their Agenda 21 agenda of moving most people into the cities.


69 posted on 07/25/2013 9:56:30 AM PDT by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: TLI
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott will rip Eric the ho a new one over this.
The resulting unintended consequence will put Greg Abbott into the governor's chair in Texas

I hope you are right. I assume you live in Texas!

70 posted on 07/25/2013 9:57:20 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: Ben Chad

If this isn’t enough for Perry and Abbott to stand up and yell “Hell No!” and talk seccession, nothing will.


71 posted on 07/25/2013 9:59:17 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: nanetteclaret

Perry, or someone should take a poll and ask “If Texas seceeded would you volunteer to help guard the border?” If it’s a huge “Yes” then go for it.


72 posted on 07/25/2013 10:02:23 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (If you vote for evil because you can't see evil, you ARE evil!)
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To: smoothsailing

More nationwide vote stealing.


73 posted on 07/25/2013 10:04:35 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: LUV W; El Gato; Eaker; hocndoc; Squantos; SwinneySwitch; MeekOneGOP; weegee; EQAndyBuzz; ...
Holder messin' with Texas ping...



74 posted on 07/25/2013 10:07:09 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: nanetteclaret
If at first you don’t secede, try, try again!


75 posted on 07/25/2013 10:10:40 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: smoothsailing

They are just BEGGING for trouble.

BRING IT ASSHOLES!


76 posted on 07/25/2013 10:16:20 AM PDT by unixfox
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To: smoothsailing
Look for the Texas Justice Brothers - The Castro Twins - to spearhead this operation from inside the state.


77 posted on 07/25/2013 10:17:09 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Old Sarge; dragnet2; IbJensen; smoothsailing
it's no longer possible to change corrupt government by traditional means. It's too late for that.

Finally, someone here actually understands what time it is.

We saw our last "honest" and open national election in 2008.

Cook County has gone national and 2012 proved that the entire electoral process is rigged - and the Party will ensure it's own will take the crown - even if it has to create 100% returns for their candidate in counties and wards their people control.

Holding onto what is left of your wealth, property and liberty - cannot be done by working with or within the corrupted system. We have exhausted every box of civility available to us. We're dealing with tyrants in power - and they have corrupted the nation and seized total power for themselves. The rule of law is dead.

We now live under the rule of the tyranny of men at their whim. Elections, protests - are playing in their sandbox by their corrupted rules as they make them up.

78 posted on 07/25/2013 10:25:50 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: laplata
If Texas goes Blue, it’s over.

Texas is "red, white & blue" like the State Flag is. Texas will NOT become Commie. Too many freedom lovers: Oilies, Rednecks, Farmers, Business Owners and Vets. They can pass any law they want, they can try to subject and occupy Texas, but that will be much harder than they can imagine. I get up each morning and read the news then I look out my front door and tell myself this is still Texas where I live. Feel Better.

79 posted on 07/25/2013 10:30:42 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: TLI

Bump! Obozo is going to meet someone who loves Texas as much as Obozo hates it.

Greg Abbott will be the next Governor of Texas.


80 posted on 07/25/2013 10:32:22 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: INVAR; dragnet2; IbJensen; smoothsailing

The time of the ballot box is over.

The time of the mail box has passed.

The time of the jury box has had its last hurrah.

The time of the soap box is rapidly ending.

That leaves only one box left.

Get yours, while it’s still legal...


81 posted on 07/25/2013 10:35:10 AM PDT by Old Sarge (My "KMA List" is growing daily...)
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To: All

wow, good thing we didn’t elect Romney...


82 posted on 07/25/2013 10:39:50 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Texas Fossil
I get up each morning and read the news then I look out my front door and tell myself this is still Texas where I live. Feel Better.

You must not live in or near Austin. Because they are hell bent on turning Texas into another hell hole like Kalifornia or Screw York.

83 posted on 07/25/2013 10:43:35 AM PDT by unixfox
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84 posted on 07/25/2013 10:44:25 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: smoothsailing
under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act by showing the state continues to act with a racially discriminatory intent when passing voting laws.

So does this mean the Democrats act in a 'racially discriminatory' manner when they REQUIRE an ID in order to gain entry into their convention?

85 posted on 07/25/2013 10:44:59 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as defined by the Law of Nature, not a 'person' as defined by the laws of Man)
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To: smoothsailing

without the voter fraud Obama’s clear the field tactics can’t work.


86 posted on 07/25/2013 10:45:53 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: unixfox

Nope, I live in the middle of the “Big Nothing” about 14 miles from “Paint Creek” where Gov. Perry grew up.

I despise Austin & it’s weirdo’s.

I read the news on the web each morning and wonder what planet all that is happening on.

Then I get in my pickup and drive to the farm and forget about it for a while.

In the evening I spend some time talking with others on the web about the days news.


87 posted on 07/25/2013 10:47:16 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: laplata

How about an independent Texas? How many other states could join a new CSA? (Consitutional States of America). This could be the opening salvo of CW II.


88 posted on 07/25/2013 10:51:30 AM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

then the texas legislature needs to empower the outer counties.

One county one state electoral vaote, win the majority of counties SEPERATLY and that gives the whole electoral prize to the county by county majority.

This way a county’s population does not matter and it empowers the rural areas. So houston county has the same ONE vote as some small rural county.


89 posted on 07/25/2013 10:54:26 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Windflier

Love it!

Do you know if it’s a bumper sticker?


90 posted on 07/25/2013 10:56:19 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: INVAR

“The rule of law is dead.”

See my post #2 dated 4Jun2009:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2264700/posts

To: syc1959

Welcome to New Kenya (Africa U.S.A.)

Where the law of the jungle has replaced the Law of the Land!

2 posted on 06/04/2009 9:18:36 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, Now a State, Still Texas)

It was known then where we are.


91 posted on 07/25/2013 11:02:04 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: smoothsailing; All
The states have protected only specific voting rights as evidenced by the 15th, 19th, 24th and 26th Amendments. These amendments protect voters on the criteria of race, sex, tax issues and age respectively. In other words, the Constituton doesn't give the federal government the power to address all possible concerns that may arise with respect to state voter qualification laws, only problems related to those criteria which the Constitution expressly protects.

In fact, the Supreme Court's decision in Minor v. Happersett is a good example of states having the constitutional authority to prohibit citizens from voting on the basis of criteria which the states have never amended the Constitution to protect. Regarding the Minor case, the Court concluded that the Constitution did not protect a woman's right to vote at the time that the case was decided.

Regarding state laws which require voters to present a valid photo ID in order to vote for example, the states have never amended the Constitution to prohibit the states from not letting citizens vote if they can't show a photo ID. So the federal government has no constitutional authority to "fix" what is not broken with respect to such voting laws.

In addition to requiring citizens to present photo ID before voting, I suggest that the states also require citizens to pass a basic constitutional law test, either written or oral. The test would stress voters being aware of two aspects of the federal government's constitutonally limited powers, one aspect being the Founding States' division of federal and state government powers.

The other aspect, based on the division of powers, is Justice John Marshall's official clarification of Congress's limited power to lay taxes. Justice Marshall had noted that Congress cannot lay taxes in the name of state power issues, basically any issue which Congress cannot justify under its constitutonal Article I, Section 8-limited powers.

"Congress is not empowered to tax for those purposes which are within the exclusive province of the States." --Justice John Marshall, Gibbons v. Ogden, 1824.

The purpose for requiring citizens to pass a basic constitutional proficiency test before being allowing to vote is the following. Low-information citizens need to be on their guard for when candidates for Congress and the Oval Office try to win votes by promising to establish federal spending programs which the states have never granted the feds the specific power, via the Constitution, to tax and spend for.

92 posted on 07/25/2013 11:02:45 AM PDT by Amendment10
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To: Texas Fossil

As I have said many, many times here on FR, there is no state in this country that has the loyalty of its citizens like Texas does. We see it in evidence every day as we travel the streets, roads, and highways of our great State. In what other state does its citizens decorate their property with emblems of said state? Here we have items from mailboxes to covered trailers to doghouses to the roofs of businesses decorated with the State Flag. (An entire roof slope of a building with the Texas flag on it is awesome - and can certainly be seen from the air.) The Lone Star - within a circle - decorates buildings from homes to businesses (our bank sports a huge one on the front), ranch gates, cooking utensils and other sundry items, the geographical image of our State decorates clothing items such as jackets, boots, ladies’ purses and totes, anything leather, ladies’ earrings, bracelets and other jewelry, and anything else that seems appropriate. The claret house has a huge Lone Star within a circle and the numerals 1836 below the word Texas. Just a friendly reminder to all that we were a Republic once and we can certainly be one again.

And, of course, all of this is in addition to the Texas Flag which is flown - sometimes by itself. (Another subtle reminder...)

Don’t Mess with Texas!


93 posted on 07/25/2013 11:22:42 AM PDT by nanetteclaret (Unreconstructed Catholic Texan)
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To: nanetteclaret

When I traveled to Europe recently, whenever people asked where I was from, I would always say, “Texas.”


94 posted on 07/25/2013 11:23:48 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: smoothsailing

They thought they put an end to Perry in the primaries but here they are again.

I’d have given anything if Perry would have defined the debates instead of getting beaten by them. Why he’d even attend on pain meds blows my mind. He’s a great leader.


95 posted on 07/25/2013 11:25:54 AM PDT by Kenny (<p)
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To: Liberty Valance

Yep, those two happy boys will be behind this like Reggie is behind Obama.


96 posted on 07/25/2013 11:27:50 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: nanetteclaret

Mega Bump!


97 posted on 07/25/2013 11:28:05 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Once a Republic, then a State in the US, but it is Still Texas where I live.)
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To: LUV W

I’m so ready for President Perry - of Texas.


98 posted on 07/25/2013 11:28:25 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Where do I sign up for this honour?


99 posted on 07/25/2013 11:31:40 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: ForGod'sSake

Ping.


100 posted on 07/25/2013 11:34:57 AM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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