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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 10:09 AM

Land of the Free? Home of the Brave? Only When Itís Convenient

http://www.commondreams.org/view/2013/01/29-1



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Republican Hypocrisy of the Highest Order

Donít look now, but Republicans are engaged in a systematic effort to disenfranchise voters. Yeah, thatís rightóthe Party that has sanctimoniously and aggressively wrapped itself in the flag for some 30 years now, is undercutting the one person, one vote principle that is the cornerstone of democracy.

See, as their attempts to use faux patriotism, fear, hate, greed and anger to forge a winning coalition began to unravel in the face of changing demographics, they started trying to prevent people who disagreed with them from voting.

For Republicans, one person, one vote has given way to our people vote, yours donít.

It started in 2000 in Florida with a systematic attempt to exclude voters who were likely to vote for Democrats. It continued to 2004, where Ohioís Secretary of State rigged distribution of voting machines so that Democratic leaning precincts were plagued with long lines and even longer delays in voting.

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