Supreme Court decision on Voting Rights Act

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    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23051808
     
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    Sad day for minority voters. What's next, reinstating segregation?
     
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    rdowns

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    Is anyone surprised at the radio silence from Republicans since the ruling was announced?
     
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    No, but literacy testing for voters would be a fantastic improvement.

    Let the firestorm begin!
     
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    Literacy tests, seriously?
     
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    No but some Dems are all bent out of shape on this voicing their opinion of the justices. Then again he will get a pass on these comments and you won't hear to much about it
     
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    Mac'nCheese

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    Vote for Paul Rand for President and it might be...
     
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    No. They started within hours of the ruling.



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    He did not get a pass. He was called out for it, deleted the tweet and has apologized.
     
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    The GOP wouldn't want that, they'd lose to many votes from the ' murica! guberment treads on me! " part of their base.
     
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    A prerequisite to vote should be to know something about each candidate before voting blindly for them.
     
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    And how do you plan on enforcing that? Testing people at the polls? :rolleyes:
     
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    We need something, the people we elect now suck.
     
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    You may be on to something about testing people before elections. That would be a great idea and could weed out many of the idiots. I can't count the number of times I've heard people from both sides complain about how stupid they are. My only question is should we test candidates before the primary or only for the general election?
     
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    That should be part of the primary system.
     
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    I would make it every election, local, state, national. And on referendums.
     
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    They're probably busy meeting in cloakrooms, drawing up new polling places for the poor and the minorities.

    Voting places in white conservative districts will remain in neighborhood churches. Voting places for more liberal districts will be moved to the fifth floor of a high school with no elevators, with no announcement sent out.
     
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    Is there no way to protest such acts? Surely the ADA must provide some relief or does that apply only to private business?

    This might win the Repubs a couple of battles, but I guarantee you that by denying people the right to vote this will lose them the war.
     
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    MacNut didn't say test the candidates. He said test the people who are voting. We've been there before. It's called Jim Crow.
     
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    Maybe just writing a sentence using "your"/"you're" and "there"/"their"/"they're" correctly would suffice. That should weed out about 80% of Americans. :rolleyes:
     
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    Thats pretty much all my friends. They do things like cite Glen Beck as reliable a reliable news source.
     
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    And in return, you probably cite abc, cbs, nbc, npr, pbs, huffpo, cnn and msnbc. Yeah, seems about right.
     
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    Thats usually the bad argument offered by conservatives to justify their faith in Fox News and Glen Beck.

    Here's the thing, other news sources you can fact check against each other AND research outside of news networks and come up with even more facts.

    You can't do that on Fox because its flat out opinion based. MSNBC is too but at least they're up front about it as well as HuffPo who has "opinion" in its title.

    Fox News's title: Fair and Balanced.
     
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    I don't watch Fox News and don't listen to Glen Beck. Fact is I listed numerous sources that are left-leaning that people quote all the time. That is all.
     
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    Left-leaning? Since when did objectivity equal liberal bias?
     

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