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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 2, 2012, 11:48 AM

12. I think this sort of thing should be CRIMINAL.

 

What is on the ballot gives NO INDICATION TO THE VOTER AS TO WHAT THE AMENDMENT IS REALLY ABOUT.

So if you have not done your homework before voting, how can you possibly make a decision?

The ballot is clearly worded to make it sound like it's all about "separation of schools by race".

But that is not what this amendment is about at all.

What is is really about is this:

"That language, added as Amendment 111, declares "nothing in this constitution shall be construed as creating or recognizing any right to education or training at public expense." At the time, it was intended to supersede the Alabama Constitution's original guarantee that the "legislature shall establish, organize and maintain a liberal system of public schools.""

What this amendment really does is guts the constitutional requirement for a "liberal system of public schools". That is why the teachers union here is against this amendment.

Sadly too many voters are going to see this and think, "Oh, this is about removing racism from our constitution!" and vote yes for it. Even the radio ads here are couching it this way.

This ballot is clearly meant to deceive.

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