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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:57 AM

Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965



http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2012/06/26/506363/texas-gop-voting-rights-act/


Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965 |

The Republican Party of Texas released its platform this month, calling on Congress to repeal the landmark Voting Rights Act of 1965. “We urge that the Voter {sic} Rights Act of 1965 codified and updated in 1973 be repealed and not reauthorized,” the platform reads. Texas is one of nine states with a history of racial discrimination that must get clearance from the Department of Justice before altering its voting laws.

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Reply Texas GOP Platform Calls For Repealing Voting Rights Act Of 1965 (Original post)
babylonsister Jun 2012 OP
Scootaloo Jun 2012 #1
clang1 Jun 2012 #10
malaise Jun 2012 #2
longship Jun 2012 #3
malaise Jun 2012 #5
longship Jun 2012 #11
justiceischeap Jun 2012 #4
emulatorloo Jun 2012 #6
Iliyah Jun 2012 #7
clang1 Jun 2012 #9
clang1 Jun 2012 #8
clang1 Jun 2012 #12
CanonRay Jun 2012 #13
MustBeTheBooz Jun 2012 #14
clang1 Jun 2012 #15
Smilo Jun 2012 #16

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 07:59 AM

1. Good!

The more self-harm they inflict, the more tender spots we have to aim at when we kick 'em.

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Response to Scootaloo (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:36 AM

10. They don't harm themselves

 

they harm YOU. Do you kick yourself when you've been injured?

That is what you propose and what they want you to do.

Think about it.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:07 AM

2. Next up

Bring back slavery

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Response to malaise (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:39 AM

3. Not a joke. Check some Reps position on 14th Amend.

In particular, Section One of the amendment deals with citizenship but also mandates that fed law overrides states' rights with regards rights of citizens. Specifically, this has a great impact on voting rights.

So, your satirical response isn't too far off the mark.

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Response to longship (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:55 AM

5. So when do people plan to rise up and lock up these treasonous

criminals

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Response to malaise (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:39 AM

11. First, this country has to be informed.

Without that, we are lost. This is all about education, journalism, and the right to peaceably assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

In case somebody is ignorant, two of these are First Amendment freedoms. Don't get me started about religion.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:46 AM

4. How anyone can vote for this party is beyond me

I understand there are sympathizers to their cause but for millions of people to turn a blind eye to this type of "platform" of their party and vote along party lines is amazing and proves that America is a little bit broken.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 09:56 AM

6. How Un-democratic.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:14 AM

7. I want to give the GOP party the benefit of doubt

but as the long days go by I just can't. I'm pretty sure the other run GOP states will soon follow suit. I have seen the latest polls showing Pres O up in some of the key states, including FL so I can see Gov. Scott adopting TX platform.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:35 AM

9. I am amazed that you still doubt them n/t

 

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:33 AM

8. Lawyers WILL NOT fix this problem, the problem is NOT

 

Election Fraud, it is much more than that...


SEE THAT.


THE PROBLEM IS TYRANNY. Lawyers WILL NOT fix that. History of the World and Democracy says this.

UNTIL SOMETHING IS DONE ABOUT THE TYRANNY THE INEVITABLE IS ONLY DELAYED.

YOU MUST CALL IT WHAT IT IS. THEN YOU CAN FIGHT IT.


IF ALL YOU HAVE ARE LAWYERS TO DEFEND YOUR DEMOCRACY, ITS FINISHED.

SEE THAT. YOU ALREADY SAW IT IN 2000.

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Response to clang1 (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:46 AM

12. The people that POISON our Democracy

 

ARE NOT PATRIOTS. People NEED to Understand this as well.

TYRANNY.


THEY NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHY THAT IS, WHY THEY ARE NOT PATRIOTS. THE ANSWERS ARE VERY SIMPLE ONES TOO.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 10:53 AM

13. At least they restrained themselves from support for reinstituting slavery

although it was probably a close vote.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:12 AM

14. Read the whole platform. This isn't all they wish to do away with.

They would like to take Texas and the U.S. waaay back. It's a scary read.

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Response to MustBeTheBooz (Reply #14)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 11:20 AM

15. OF COURSE

 

SEE THE BIG PICTURE.....EVERYONE..............I WILL SAY THAT A THOUSAND TIMES IF I NEED TO. BECAUSE IT NEEDS TO BE SAID AND IS WORTH SAYING.




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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Wed Jun 27, 2012, 12:30 PM

16. And this is why state rights

do not work - when it comes to voting. Unless of course Texas is willing to secede - hey Perry what happened to that?

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