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A judge in the latest ACLU-generated Ten Commandments display case has suggested that the targeted high school cull out four commandments that refer to God in order to avoid a full-blown lawsuit. As reported by the Associated Press, the ACLU of Virginia has filed a complaint against the Narrows, Virginia, high school on behalf of an unnamed student who claimed the display, which is part of a larger exhibit of historically significant documents, makes him feel like an outsider because he is an atheist.
When I first heard about this last week, I thought it was a joke. Due to issues beyond my control, I didn’t get around to ‘investigating’ further. But here it is…in black and white. Exactly WHICH of the Ten Commandments would this judge suggest be removed? (Torah – 20:1-13) In the NKJV, there are 5 that don’t mention the Name, so which one would the judge leave in? Or maybe he hasn’t read them in a while?
The ACLU is arguing that the display violates the First Amendment’s supposed separation clause, while the Giles County School Board, represented by the conservative legal advocacy group Liberty Counsel, insists that the Ten Commandments represent a crucial part of America’s historic foundation, and should be included with the other documents and illustrations in the display.
Actually, the ACLU is wrong, as usual, when it comes to the 1st Amendment. They really need to do better in depth study on the subject. Unfortunately, there are a WHOLE lot of officials that are totally clueless, and just take the word of organization like the ACLU and that bunch out of Wisconsin, Freedom from Religion. I find it beyond rational that a minority can dictate to the majority, and the courts let them. In the meantime, the country has gone down the tubes! Perhaps if we return the Laws back into prominence in our classrooms, courts, and all public areas, the message would sink in? Just a thought.
“Filing this lawsuit has not been easy, and I would not have done it if I were not genuinely disturbed by the Ten Commandments in the school,” the student in the case, referred to as “Doe 1,” said in a court document filed April 30. “I have had to go against school officials who have influence over my life and future.”
I’d like to know who hired this…kid (?)…to push their agenda. And seriously, if this kid has such an issue with some basic, common sense Laws, then perhaps he/she has issues with ALL laws, rules, and regulations? I don’t mean to sound, well, old fashioned might be the term, but perhaps the parents of this student have gone out of their way to spoil the little darlin’, giving in to him/her, whatever their empty heart desired? It’s apparent to me there is an empty place inside this kid, but I’m sure there will those who would argue that point. Argue away….won’t change my mind.
The school board is asking U.S. District Judge Michael Urbanski in Roanoke to rule that the Ten Commandments can stay, explaining that a private citizen had paid to put up the exhibit of historic documents and illustrations. The board insisted that the exhibit isn’t intended to be an endorsement of Judeo-Christian faith, but is an effort to show students some of the documents that were important to America’s founding.
Now, there’s an understatement! Where do these faith haters think we got our original laws? Perhaps they fell out of those rainbow farting unicorns? I’m guessing Nature’s Law is as alien to the ACLU and Freedom from Religion bunch as integrity is foreign to a Dem politician. Ok, a private citizen paid for the display, hoping to aid in helping students actually LEARN the history of this country. And the problem is? Oh, that’s right….those bozos don’t WANT kids to learn the truth.
The Giles County School District has a lengthy record of contention over Ten Commandments displays. “The county’s two high schools and three elementary/middle schools had posted the Ten Commandments for more than a decade,” reported the AP. “The Freedom From Religion Foundation, the ACLU’s co-counsel in the lawsuit, objected to the displays in 2010 and requested their removal. School officials replaced them with the Declaration of Independence.”
Another issue…do the citizens of the community not pay property taxes which, in turn, pay for the schools? Shouldn’t the citizens who actually have a say in whether or not the display stays or not? What right does the ACLU and FFR have that they can come into a community and tell these taxpayers what they can have in the schools THEY pay for, huh? I’d really like to know!
At a hearing on the case Urbanski, who hoped to resolve the issue without a costly and lengthy trial, explained the reasoning behind his suggestion of cutting out some of the commandments. “If indeed this issue is not about God,” Urbanski wondered, “why wouldn’t it make sense for Giles County to say, ‘Let’s go back and just post the bottom six?’ But if it’s really about God, then they wouldn’t be willing to do that.”
This entire country, at it’s founding, was ‘about God’, and the liberties HE provided for us! And I repeat the question….just which six would he ‘allow’ the school to post? ALL of them are vital to the nation. Just because a large number of people have forgotten, doesn’t mean that God has forgotten. In man’s arrogance, he’s forgotten just WHO is really in charge!
Haywood County High School’s principal has resigned after a national civil rights organization said she made anti-LGBT remarks and threatened to expel gay students.
A statement released by the Haywood County School Board’s law firm, Purcell, Sellers & Craig Inc., said Principal Dorothy Bond tendered her resignation Thursday.
“The Haywood County Board of Education acknowledges its student body’s right to free speech,” the board said in the statement. “Further, the Haywood County Board of Education strives to provide an atmosphere of tolerance and diversity while maintaining high academic standards.”
So…what was it that she said that was so horrible that the ACLU had to butt their noses in?
In the news release earlier Thursday, the ACLU said it had received reports from parents and students that during a school assembly, Bond said “gay students are ‘not on God’s path’ and threatened to expel them if they publicly showed affection for members of the same sex.”
And? First, it happens to be the truth. If you read God’s Word, you’d find that homosexuality is considered an ‘abomination’. But since they have removed God from education, it’s an anything goes world, and it’s just peachy keen to let kids wander down the wrong path. And second, do the schools allow straight kids to make out in the hallways? PDA (public displays of affection) are typically frowned upon. If the straight kids can’t do it, and would likely be expelled, then why should the LGBT bunch be able to get away with such behavior? It has nothing to do with whether or not a kid is gay or straight, it has every thing to do with common courtesy, and proper public behavior. I guess that’s not taught anymore either, since it’s such a bastion of ‘tolerance and diversity’. Pfft! Nothing more intolerant than those who shout the loudest about tolerance. But this wasn’t the only ‘crime’ the principal committed.
ACLU officials said they were told by parents and students that Bond also said “life is over” for girls who became pregnant.
I dunno…is it just me, or wouldn’t you think parents would prefer their teenage daughters NOT to get pregnant? Ask any teenage mother how her life is going, and likely, they’ll tell you…’I have no life anymore’. So, once again, the principal was correct. Once you have a baby, you’re entire life is tied up with that child. You don’t get to go out with friends, you are always either working to pay for the sitter and a few essentials, or you are living off your parents, or you are taking tax payer money to provide for a child. If, as a pregnant teen, you decide to go the liberal route, and murder the baby, you will always have that in the back of your mind, plus the odds of breast cancer go up. I won’t even mention the botched job that could end up killing the girl as well. It does happen, and more frequently than people might think. Then there’s always that chance that because of that action, the odds of having children in the future, when you are grown up enough to deal with a child, you might not be able to conceive. There are a LOT of reasons why a teen’s life would be ‘over’. Wouldn’t you think that parents would want their kids taught the realities of life?
It really is way past time for us to bring back the concept of ‘shame‘!
by Oliver North and Tom Kilgannon
Blacklist (n.): a list of persons who are disapproved of or are to be punished or boycotted.
The definition above, from an old Webster’s dictionary, was common parlance in the late 1940s and early 1950s as the U.S. House Un-American Activities Committee investigated subversive activity, Soviet espionage and pro-communist propaganda. The committee unearthed spies and traitors — Alger Hiss among them. But when the HUAC turned its attention to Hollywood writers, directors and actors, civil libertarians cried foul. The American Civil Liberties Union and others insist those on the “Hollywood blacklist” were unfairly persecuted for exercising their constitutionally protected rights to freedom of assembly and speech.
Now there’s a new-millennium blacklist for American patriots who fail today’s political correctness test. Retired Lt. Gen. Jerry Boykin, a highly decorated special operations soldier with 36 years of service in uniform, is the newest name on the roster. The silence from the “civil liberties lobby” is deafening.
It often is said that our soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines serve to “protect our freedoms” and “defend our liberties.” All true. Now consider what took place this week at the United States Military Academy at West Point — an institution responsible for training young men and women to protect America from those who mean us harm. West Point cadets take an oath to “support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic,” and to “bear true faith and allegiance to the same.” Many West Point graduates will deploy to fight radical Islamists who commit acts of terror against Americans and our allies.
Read the entire column here.
I expressed my disgust, as politely as I could, here. Organizations like CAIR and the ACLU are working overtime to destroy a once great, and Godly, nation. Unless we reverse this trend, there will be no United States of America. The erosion of our 1st Amendment rights may provoke the use of our 2nd Amendment rights!
Jesus’ name ruled ‘unconstitutional’
Judge says prayers to Christ ‘do violence to America’s pluralistic, inclusive values’
A board of county commissioners in North Carolina is asking the Supreme Court for help: Its members don’t believe they should have to forbid volunteers from mentioning the name of Jesus in prayers offered before their meetings.
But the American Civil Liberties Union and Americans United for Separation of Church and State are standing by their victory in a U.S. circuit court decision that states even “a solitary reference to Jesus Christ” in invocations before the Forsyth County Board of Commissioners’ meetings could do “violence to the pluralistic and inclusive values that are a defining feature of American public life.”
Furthermore, wrote Judge James Harvie Wilkinson III in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals majority opinion, legislative invocations offered in Jesus’ name are inherently “sectarian” and thus should be censored lest they make some attendees feel “uncomfortable, unwelcome and unwilling to participate in … public affairs.”
I’m quite confused. I looked up Judge Wilkinson, and from what I read, this sort of ruling seems quite out of character for him. As a Reagan appointee, he has, or at least had, made common sense, constitutional rulings, as best I can tell. So, why the change? I’m sure he’s quite aware of the 1st Amendment, and the history. The Constitution puts limits on the government, NOT the people. Judges are sworn to uphold the Constitution, not deny the people their God given rights.
A complaint made by American Civil Liberties Union of Tennessee on behalf of three Sumner County families accuses the Sumner County Board of Education of promoting Christianity and violating the U.S. Constitution.
And, once again, the ACLU is wrong.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
I don’t know why, but there have been so many who have twisted this one sentence, this First Amendment to the Bill of Rights, to suit their own purposes. For a much better understanding of the clause, I’d point the ACLU, and anyone else who has problems with reading comprehension to Publius Hudlah, who has a wonderful knack of putting things in plain English, even the ACLU should be able to understand.
What is an “established religion”? I will show you how judges on the supreme Court changed the historical definition of that term so that they could eradicate the Christian religion from our public square and eliminate speech they don’t like. We will begin by finding out what “establishment of religion” actually meant when the Constitution was ratified. To do so, we must consult English history, American colonial history, and writings of our Founders.
There is a great deal of information, and should be read thoroughly for a better understanding. It is CONGRESS that is restricted from establishing any state religion. Not the communities, not the schools, no one but Congress does NOT have the right.
Way too many people these days have been convinced, through various means, that the Constitution give powers to the government. Quite the contrary. The document explicitly restricts such powers. Although, you couldn’t tell it by today’s congress! They truly have overstepped their bounds, and have violated that most important document, on a regular basis.
After reading this article, I have come to the conclusion that there are some parents who do not want their children to learn moral behavior. To me, that’s not only sad, but criminal. Perhaps those parents should take a gander through that Book they are so afraid of….they might actually learn something.
Surprise! Canadian travellers to the United States are now subject to having high school dropouts touch their breasts, penises and vaginas as part of “airline security.”
Sorry, do the words penis and vagina make you uncomfortable?
They certainly make the U.S. Transportation Security Administration uncomfortable.
The TSA can’t even bring themselves to use those words when describing their new “enhanced pat-down” procedure.
You will find them nowhere on their website, including their section on advice for travellers.
They have pages about how to pack your toothpaste.
But they don’t tell you that you will stand in line while a stranger touches you in places that, if done by anyone else, would lead to sexual assault charges.
Oh, by the way: Their touching of penises and vaginas isn’t limited to adults.
They grope children, too. In the past two weeks, the Internet has been flooded by videos taken by passengers on their cellphone cameras, filming their own screaming children being fondled by uniformed officials.
So what’s the new rule for parents to teach our children?
Don’t let strangers touch your privates—unless they say they’re allowed to?
Unless they are in a position of authority? Unless Barack Obama says it’s OK?
The last time we flew anywhere was to Jamaica last January, before they started the sexual assaults. Having a pace maker, I was advised not to go through the metal detectors. Going down, no problem. The TSA folks just waved me through….the metal detector. I didn’t set anything off, but I always show the card anyway. Coming back, however, was a completely different story. I got the pat down, which, needless to say, was a tad uncomfortable, but nothing I couldn’t handle. Although, truth be told, if I had to go through one more, I was going to demand dinner first!
Now, the whole process is much more invasive. You’re either seen stark naked by total strangers, or you are seriously groped by total strangers. Ever been sexually assaulted? The nightmares of such an act, the emotional toll it takes, lasts for years. Under normal circumstances, such people would be facing a judge and jury. We condemn pedophiles to life on a registry. But yet, we have a federal government who has now decided such assaults are ok, except maybe for those who object on ‘religious’ grounds. Well, I object on religious grounds too! My faith doesn’t allow for such contact with someone who is NOT my husband either! It’s called adultery!
What about the children? In the Muslim world, it’s ok to assault (and even murder) children. Here it is not! But that doesn’t stopped the government from doing it! Did they learn from the Qu’ran? I’d suggest we send some officials over to Israel, to learn from the BEST, how to conduct safety checks in the airports. While we’re at it, we should probably learn from them, how to secure our borders, as well. Having been through Israeli security, I can tell you, they are EXCELLENT at their job!
It’s not the blue eyed, blonde haired child with a teddy bear that is a threat to the safety and security to passengers on an airplane. While he/she might get on the nerves of fellow passengers, it’s quite doubtful that said child is a suicide bomber. No, it’s typically the Muslim male, somewhere in the age range of 18 to 45, who is out to murder in the name of allah and the murderous pedophile mohammed. So, why is a 3 year old child being groped? Well, so no one gets offended, that’s why! Well, we ARE offended!
Want to take a common sense approach? I think Daniel Pipes has a real good idea:
We could end 99 percent of the threat of terror by shutting down every mosque and deporting every first and second generation Muslim immigrant from this country. And every convert.
But as he also says, “that would be un-American”. Might as well ask the sun not to rise in the east as to expect any common sense from the federal government. It’s also un-American to violate the U.S. Constitution, but that doesn’t stop them, does it.
4th Amendment – The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
I don’t see anyone presenting warrants at the airport! While the ACLU is quick to jump on anyone who violates the rights of pedophiles and actual terrorists, they sure seem slow on this one.
I can assure you, we won’t be doing any flying any time soon. If we really want to take a vacation, we’ll be driving, or taking a cruise, but, thanks to Obama and the Dems policies, we can’t afford to do much of anything.
H/T: Gail via Facebook
The American Civil Liberties Union called on Gov. Phil Bredesen Monday to veto a bill that requires Tennessee jailers to notify federal authorities of the arrest of any person found to be in the U.S. illegally or whose status cannot be determined.
The ACLU of Tennessee charged that the bill — sponsored by two West Tennessee lawmakers and one of the most contentious measures of the 2009-10 legislative sessions — effectively requires people to carry immigration documentation at all times.
So, the ACLU aids and abets criminals? Because that’s exactly what they are….criminals! I thought these yahoos were suppose to be lawyers. Do they not know the law?
United States Code: TITLE 8 > CHAPTER 12 > SUBCHAPTER II > Part VII > § 1304
(e) Personal possession of registration or receipt card; penalties
Every alien, eighteen years of age and over, shall at all times carry with him and have in his personal possession any certificate of alien registration or alien registration receipt card issued to him pursuant to subsection (d) of this section. Any alien who fails to comply with the provisions of this subsection shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon conviction for each offense be fined not to exceed $100 or be imprisoned not more than thirty days, or both.
The people aren’t asking for a whole lot, just enforcement of the LAW. Is it really so difficult to comprehend? The bill is quite simple, only one page:
AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, relative to certain arrested persons.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF TENNESSEE:
SECTION 1. Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 40, Chapter 7, Part 1, is amended by adding a new section thereto:
When a person is arrested for any offense and is confined, for any period, in the jail of the county or any municipality, a reasonable effort to review documents in the possession of the prisoner shall be made to assess the citizenship status of the person so confined. If the keeper of the jail or other officer cannot determine the lawful status of the prisoner from the documents in the possession of the prisoner or if it is determined that the person is not lawfully present in the United States, pursuant to the federal Immigration and Naturalization Act, compiled in 8 U.S.C. § 1101 et seq., the keeper of the jail or other officer shall notify the United States department of homeland security by facsimile transmission or other appropriate means.
SECTION 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2009, the public welfare requiring it.
Damn skippy the ‘public welfare’ requires it! We are fed up with illegals running roughshod over the country, and the LEGAL citizens. I don’t give a flip where you came from, you damn sure better have followed the rules to get here! Otherwise, YOU ARE NOT WELCOME! If you don’t have legal documentation, proving that you came here LEGALLY, then you need to have your sorry ass sent home! At YOUR expense!
I STRONGLY urge Gov. Bredesen NOT to veto this bill! It was passed by a legislature that is doing what the LEGAL citizens of the state desire. I’d also STRONGLY urge Gov. Bredesen to tell the ACLU to shove it where the sun don’t shine!
There has been much talk, recently, about the Texas State Board of Education, and their decision to bring TRUTH back into text books. The liberal>progressive>socialist> commie agenda has been inserted into the education agenda for WAY too long, and our children have suffered for their actions. Re-writing history is never a good thing. Re-writing it to promote socialism/Marxism is even worse! Accurate history, warts and all, is necessary to a good education. “Those who do not learn from history are doomed to repeat it.”
Distortions and blatant lies have been written by liberal “experts” who are ready to tar and feather the SBOE for “revising our American history”, leaving Thomas Jefferson out, and “bringing religion back into the schools”. It’s doubtful whether these self proclaimed experts have read the curriculum standards, which are available online to the public.
It’s also doubtful they have ever read any of our original founding documents, relying instead upon the works of revisionist historians who long ago altered our American history to fit their Progressive ideology.
I would say the author of this column is quite correct. When we have a Congress, the majority of whom violate their oath of office on a regular basis, it seems that many in positions of power, from the President of the United States, down to those who set the education agenda have ignored some of the most important documents ever written, after the Bible.
Reality is that “qualified” educrats have created mass damage to our public school system. They have dumbed down the curriculum and used student centered methodology to such an extent that 42% of those entering college require remedial work. These intellectual elites have thrown our American values to the winds. As an unelected review panel they have been responsible for ridiculous changes to our standards including the removal of:
- Albert Einstein
- Neil Armstrong
- Veterans Day
- Independence Day
- Religious heritage language
- And much more……
Independence Day? Seriously? It it weren’t for the actions of those brave men on 4 July 1776, these SFB wouldn’t have a country to bash. They would be still be subject to the whims of a British Monarchy, or something even worse!
Since the SBOE pretty much sets the standard for textbooks used across the country, why was no one watching when “Asking About Life” was being shoved into Knoxville classrooms?
Zimmermann added: ‘What keeps being missed is, it’s not about me. Students brought this forward. What they’ve done is they’ve ruled against the students.’
Zimmermann noted that it was his son and several other students who first noticed the book’s definition of creationism and brought it to his attention.
He said he would likely bring another appeal, adding, ‘This probably isn’t over.’
Before the vote, Zimmermann told board members that to keep the book in the classroom would be a violation of at least three of their policies that prohibited belittling or demeaning religious views.
It’s become quite obvious to anyone with a pair of eyes, and a set of ears, that those types of rules don’t apply to the Jewish, or Christian faiths. “Belittling or demeaning” is just fine with school boards across the country. Just don’t insult Muslims!
I can understand this father’s concern. Perusing the book in question, I came across this tidbit:
The law prohibiting the teaching of evolution – passed by the Tennessee legislature in a moment of boredom – was never intended to be enforced. It nonetheless attracted the attention of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) which believed the law violated the First Amendment right to free speech. Eager to test the law in a federal court, the ACLU advertised in the Chattanooga News for a teacher willing to be arrested. Dayton boosters jumped at the chance to liven up their sleepy town with some national attention.
John Scopes agreed to be arrested. An affable high school physics teacher and athletic coach, Scopes had never actually taught evolution, but he’d once substituted for a biology teacher who was ill and assigned the textbook pages that covered evolution. For this crime he was arrested.
Even then (1925), the socialist organization, ACLU, was working diligently to “change” the country.
The ACLU is anti-Christian. The list is endless on this one. Under the guise of “separation of Church and State”, the ACLU have made a name for their self on being rabidly anti-Christian. This is one area where they are most hypocritical. They oppose tax exemptions for all churches, but fight for them for Wiccans. They are against Christianity in school, but oddly remain silent as our children are taught to be Muslims. Whether its baby Jesus, ten commandments, or tiny crosses on county seals, the ACLU will be there to secularize America, and rewrite our history.
Just in case you aren’t aware, the words “separation of church” and state appear NO WHERE in the U.S. Constitution.
It is on Page 299, not Page 319, as Mr Zimmerman originally asserted, where the words the students found to be offensive were located:
In the 1970s and 1980s, antievolutionsts in Arkansas, Tennessee, and Louisiana passed identical bills calling for “equal time” for teaching evolution and creationism, the biblical myth that the universe was created by the Judeo-Christian God in six days.
Our nation has turned it’s back on its creation, and its Creator. Unless we are able to reassert our authority on our children, and grandchildren, nothing we do will matter. We can march, protest, gather in groups to discuss how to “take back our country”, but unless we are able to decide the course of our children’s education, I fear our once great nation will end up as a footnote in some future textbook.
A leading Muslim scholar, in the United States for the first time in six years after the Obama administration lifted a travel ban on him, says he will not shy away from criticizing the president whose policies finally allowed him to visit.
Gracious sakes. A travel ban on a “muslim scholar”. What could that be all about? Better question: Who would lift such a ban?
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lifted the ban on Ramadan in January.
I’m sure she did this all on her own, right? And D’Bama had nothing to do with it, what so ever! Wonder when they are going take the bounty off Osama/Usama bin Laden’s head?
Y’all come back now, y’hear?
In case you are wondering…..
If you aren’t offended by the actions of one feckless man and that trash bunch from the ACLU, then I would invite you to get the hell out of my country! I am so utterly sick and tired of this garbage! This country was founded on Judeo-Christian values. Don’t like it? Tough shit! I’m fed up, and so are a lot of other people! This is a memorial to those who fought and died to keep your sorry ass free to be a jackass. If you can’t honor them without being a total dick, then I’d suggest they let you know, if the bad guys come for you, they are needed, and WANTED, elsewhere, by people who actually appreciate the sacrifices our men and women in uniform make for us, and SHUT THE F**K UP!
Oh, by the way, can you tell I’m a tad pissed? Good!
From Stop the ACLU:
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Atlanta – “The decision by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to deny preclearance of Georgia’s already implemented citizenship verification process shows a shocking disregard for the integrity of our elections. With this decision, DOJ has now barred Georgia from continuing the citizenship verification program that DOJ lawyers helped to craft. DOJ’s decision also nullifies the orders of two federal courts directing Georgia to implement the procedure for the 2008 general election. The decision comes seven months after Georgia requested an expedited review of the preclearance submission.
“DOJ has thrown open the door for activist organizations such as ACORN to register non-citizens to vote in Georgia’s elections, and the state has no ability to verify an applicant’s citizenship status or whether the individual even exists. DOJ completely disregarded Georgia’s obvious and direct interest in preventing non-citizens from voting, instead siding with the ACLU and MALDEF. Clearly, politics took priority over common sense and good public policy.
“This process is critical to protecting the integrity of our elections. We have evidence that non-citizens have voted in past Georgia elections and that more than 2,100 individuals have attempted to register, yet still have questions regarding their citizenship. Further, the Inspector General’s office is investigating more than 30 cases of non-citizens casting ballots in Georgia elections, including the case of a Henry County non-citizen who registered to vote and cast ballots in 2004 and 2006.
“It is important to underscore that not a single person has come forward to say he or she could not vote because of the verification process. Further, while DOJ argues that the process is somehow discriminatory, the historic voter turnout among Hispanic and African-American voters in the 2008 general elections clearly says otherwise.
Whoa! WHOA! FREAKIN’ WHOA! I can NOT be reading this right! The justice dept is basically saying it’s just peachy for NON citizens to vote in our elections? I must be mistaken. Could anything with the word ‘justice’ in it’s name be so blatantly ignorant of the law? I won’t even get into the fact that the ACLU is constantly undermining the law, and with this action, you are being told you, as a legal citizen of the United States of America, obeying the law, mean NOTHING!
Section 1. The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude.
Section 2. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.
Citizens! Not visitors, not sneaky little bastards who broke the law get in the country…..C-I-T-I-Z-E-N-S! We no longer prohibit people from voting, unlike some of the old Southern Democrats did prior to the Voting Rights Acts. Yes, please notice it was the DEMOCRATS that prevented legal aged people of color, from voting. Now, those same types of Democrats not only claim the black vote, they also want possible illegals to vote for them too?
In 1975, the special provisions of the Voting Rights Act were extended for another seven years, and were broadened to address voting discrimination against members of “language minority groups.” (source)
Language minority groups? You mean people who don’t have a working knowledge of the language in which the majority of this country runs? I have issues with this. If you don’t understand the language, how can you make a reasoned, well thought out decision for whom to vote?
The federal government, once again, is stepping in where it has no business stepping. The state of Georgia has been doing exactly what ever other state SHOULD be doing….verifying the legal status of its voters. This is not difficult to understand. If we are a land of laws, then shouldn’t we obey those laws? This includes making sure that people who vote in our elections, are LEGALLY eligible to vote!
(all extra emphasis mine)
Members of the Miami-Dade branch of the NAACP want the Confederate flag banned from the Homestead-Miami Motor Speedway, and they will meet Thursday to decide whether to boycott a NASCAR race slated there for November.
Debra Toomer, the branch’s chairwoman of press and publicity, said a planning session has been scheduled to decide on a course of action regarding the display of the flag at the Nov. 20-22 event, as well as its presence at city-sponsored events like last year’s Veterans Day parade.
“The concern is there,” Toomer said of Confederate flags. She declined to comment further before the meeting.
Just how much idiocy are people going to put up with? I want all symbols of Africa banned at NAACP events! Oh, but wait…that’s a freedom isn’t it? Hmmm…. There are no Confederate flags on any of the cars, none of the uniforms, none are sold at the concessions, so what’s their problem? I guess it’s ok for some folks to show pride in their heritage, but not others, right?
“… we don’t regulate the lawful behavior of our fans or prohibit free speech and expression of our guests,” Gray told FOXNews.com. “We can’t tell people what to wear. Where do you start? Where does it end, as far as individual expression?”
Evidently, there are some who believe freedom of speech only applies to them, eh? Tell you what….ban every single flag that is NOT the U.S. flag, and we’ll talk. No African, no Mexican, no Irish, no Italian, etc. NONE! Anywhere! EVER!
Brandon Hensler, a spokesman for American Civil Liberties Union’s Florida chapter, said bringing a Confederate flag to the race or any public event would be protected speech.
“If someone wants to show up with a shirt like that, there’d be no legal recourse for that,” Hensler said. “Unless there’s a specific threat, all speech is protected.”
Well, there’s a shocker. One of the few times the ACLU gets it right!
“Any time somebody starts talking about that, of course there’s cause for concern,” McMichael told FOXNews.com. “The bottom line is I don’t think they should ban [Confederate flags] because there’s nothing wrong with them. It’s just people showing pride in their heritage.”
As a proud daughter of the south, I know there are many people who do not understand our love for the Confederate flag, especially those in the north. We don’t look at that flag as a racial division, as most folks down here don’t have issues with anyone, but criminals, no matter what their color. That flag doesn’t represent slavery! It represents freedom from oppression from a tyrannical central government. It really chaps my hide that there are a few groups who have turned it into something else, but I have no control over that, and so far as I know, stupidity isn’t against the law.