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Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:52 PM

Fox Guest's Voter ID Law Defense: "Voting is a Privilege."

Fox News regular Jay Sekulow claimed that voting is a privilege as he went to bat in support of the Texas voter ID law today, and denied that such laws disenfranchise eligible voters. In fact, Americans are constitutionally protected from having their vote denied on the basis of race - which the Department of Justice has said would happen under Texas' law -- and voter ID laws have already disenfranchised hundreds of voters, and could prevent millions more from voting in this year's elections.


Read more: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2012/07/09/fox-guests-voter-id-law-defense-voting-is-a-pri/187020

He has it wrong; voting is a RIGHT. The opportunity to lie to a national audience is a privilege.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 07:54 PM

1. Sekulow has not read the 15th Amendment.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 08:10 PM

2. Voting is a right not a privilege and it should be an obligation

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Response to tularetom (Reply #2)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 09:19 AM

15. Maybe in state constitutions, but not in THE constitution

The language of laws related to voting are written so that voting can not be infringed upon. Someone may read into it that there is a claim of a right, but technically it just says "you can't interfere with the act of voting.

Outside of the technicalities, I think it is a duty. Particularly if we want to have a say in what government does.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:38 PM

3. Voting is a duty and a right of each citizen.

I heard that and I wanted to reach in the tv screen and yank him out by his hair roots and explain citizenship to him.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 09:40 PM

4. So, did anyone on Fox correct this dipshit?

I didn't think so.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 01:25 PM

8. That clip didn't show the responses after he stated that but the interviewer

basically said the same thing earlier in the broadcast "voting is a privilege."

I suspect FOX will give the dipshit his own program.

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Response to TreasonousBastard (Reply #4)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 08:34 PM

10. You don't want to ruin Fox Noise's fantasy, now would you?

It wouldn't be Fox Noise if they corrected their lies.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Mon Jul 9, 2012, 10:02 PM

5. Some repub talking head

tried that line at CNN but Roland Martin shut her down and told her she should be ashamed of herself for saying that. It is a fundamental right. Period!
It must be their latest talking point.
Dumbasses!!

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 11:48 AM

6. Yup. Not a privilege.

Except in the "privilege and an honor" kind of "privilege." And that's not necessarily a privilege bestowed but quite often just a right or a fact perceived to be a privilege, as well.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Tue Jul 10, 2012, 12:31 PM

7. *sigh*

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 06:18 PM

9. If voting was a privilege, this would not be a democracy of any sort.

Attempts to convince us that voting is a privilege amount to treason in my book.

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Response to FiveGoodMen (Reply #9)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 08:37 PM

11. That's exactly what the rethugs want

They're hellbent on destroying democracy itself and supplanting it with theocratic totalitarian rule, a la Iran and Saudi Arabia.

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Response to meow2u3 (Reply #11)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 09:00 PM

12. Agreed. But that's the sort of thing that SHOULD have average Americans calling for their arrest

and prosecution.

And yet no one seems to care.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Wed Jul 11, 2012, 10:28 PM

13. What he MEANT to say

was "voting is FOR THE privileged". The right-wing really means it when they say they want to go back to the original Constitution, you know, the one that said only white male property owners had the right to vote.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 02:43 AM

14. Jay Sekulow is Pat Robertson's legal flack for Jesus.

He's chief counsel at the ACLJ, Pat Robertson's lawyer club.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Original post)

Thu Jul 12, 2012, 06:12 PM

16. Fixed News can't get anything right, even when it's written down for them.

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