“pure sophistry. that is the same argument the NRA uses for gun owners which allows criminals and the mentally unstable to have guns. It is not discrimination when there is a history of discrimination that continues to this day and is shown that just a few people want to discriminate against others well into the future.
The law SHOULD be flexible enough to allow changes based upon actions. Some of the districts and states covered under the VRA have changed for the better and should be allowed to come out from under it, however, with the recent spate of laws restricting voting some states should now fall under it - i.e. NC (which has districts that fall under the VRA but not the whole state), OH and others.
At the very least, when it comes to elections for national office, there should be federal regulations for ALL states.
Remove it entirely because the south should be treated like the north when it comes to the VRA? Nope. Not until they STOP trying to subjugate and dehumanize minorities.
It would be more preferable to treat all as the south and preserve voting rights than to allow blatant discrimination when it comes to voting. That way everyones right to vote is protected - no matter what.”
GlennWatson on Jul 4, 2013 at 10:59:22
“There is a history of discrimination in the entire nation, but Congress has fixated on one part of the nation for crimes committed 40 years ago.
There is no more discrimination in the South today that in the North but apparently you want to ignore the discrimination the North. That is understandable. Its much easier to fixate on the sins of others than to take a look into your own heart.
The law SHOULD be the same for all.
I agree that there should be federal regulations for ALL states. But that is not what the Voting Rights Act did and you know it.
The South of today is no more involved in dehumanizing other races than the North. You are not better than us. I know that assertion rocks your world view but its true.”
“I wonder why that would be having special considerations? Could it be because of a history of voter suppression? nah, couldn't be that.”
GlennWatson on Jul 3, 2013 at 15:37:14
“I am sure it is about history. I am talking about 2013 and in 2013 the South should be treated just like the North. Anything else is discrimination
Now if you want to put the entire nation under the authority of the Voting Rights Act then I am with you. But you cannot pick and chose who to punish from the children of those you thing deserve to be punished.”
“ummmm, whose God is good? There are certain behaviors that most belief systems accepts as being good. However, there are others that see those traits as being neutral, or even bad.
My question to you is if your god is good, why are there so many Christian leaders hell bent on war? If they speak for your god, their actions define the belief system. Therefore since they cry for retribution and war in your god's name your god is NOT good in many peoples view - he is evil.
Remember what Ghandi said? 'I like your Christ but I don't like your christians.'”
“so, who IS an expert in what is right and good? that is all subjective stuff.”
googlybash24 on Jun 17, 2013 at 15:59:53
“I would not stake my life on the belief that good is subjective. It is most absolute and concrete. If you think about it, you will understand that it is true that God alone is good. And he explained, "If you want to enter life, obey the Commandments."”
“never hurts to just put it out there. eventually people will get the message (much akin to the right wing and the so called 'patriot act' - they're finally getting it even if it took a democrat in the white house to wake them up)”
“It's called the separation of power - read the Constitution.
Section. 7.All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives;Section. 8.The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; There. I did your homework for you.”
Apr 27, 2013 at 12:43:11
“umm, if I remember war was never actually declared on the native residents - therefore they were not conquered and everything was actually stolen from them through double speak and double dealing as well as ignoring "written" treaties..”
Apr 27, 2013 at 12:38:48
“ever stop to think they didn't NEED laws? study them in depth and you will see that they didn't need to write things down. everything was culturally ingrained, a part of their life. They lived and walked and talked their beliefs - which is not to say there weren't problems.”
“The answer is that Obama got the spending that he wanted for the thousandth time and the fact that you know it didn't work is why you are running from it. Imagine, blaming the obstructionist do nothing Republicans. Get your talking points straight.”
Scut Farkus on Apr 22, 2013 at 14:33:48
“What did Bush pass that cost anything? Spare me the shameless BS. I'm not in the mood.”
“you much vaunted free market is why. the president (of what ever party), can only enforce laws.
Back to civics class and remedial Constitution for you!”
aztrukin on Apr 24, 2013 at 00:19:06
“Direction and attitude of a nation for their financial stability rests upon the shoulders and minds of the people. Spare me the Mr. Smart Guy. ”
Scut Farkus on Apr 22, 2013 at 14:30:33
“"you much vaunted free market is why"
"In 1992, Congress MANDATED that Fannie and Freddie increase their purchases of mortgages for low-income and medium-income borrowers. Operating under that requirement, Fannie Mae, in particular, has been aggressive and creative in stimulating minority gains."
"The two companies are now required to devote 42% of their portfolios to loans for low- and moderate-income borrowers"
"Although Fannie Mae actually has exceeded its target since 1994, it is resisting any hike. It argues that a higher target would only produce more loan defaults by pressuring banks to accept unsafe borrowers."
“ummm, you do realize that the house is responsible for taxing and spending - the place where these bills are to start? who controls the house? hmmmm.... let me think.... Gee whiz, it must be the democrats and Obama!! Yeah, that's right!
Go back to civics class and learn the constitution. Yeesh!”
Scut Farkus on Apr 22, 2013 at 14:35:03
“I'm so sick of that stupid talking point. You people are lemmings with no shame.”
“You folks seem to have forgotten - these cuts were not discretionary. They were designed to hurt so Congress would come up with a budget to avoid it, which Boehner didnt (the power of the purse rests in the house).
This means that if a department/agency is to cut 20% they have to cut 20% from EVERYTHING - payroll, services, utilities, office supplies, etc. Everything. Boehner had many chances to work out a compromise but refused.”