Comments on: Renewing voting rights — with Roberts in mind Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: COindependent Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:45:44 +0000 @Musta When it comes to civil rights, the complaint of discrimination, whether willful or disparate, enjoys the benefit of guilt until proven otherwise. We have entire segment of the legal industry aggressively pursuing any grievance. Notwithstanding the fact, the claims, as evidenced by the voting numbers in the 2012 national election, are indicative that the perception supersedes the reality especially when one considers the mass adoption of mail ballots.

We now have 40 years of voting history demonstrating that the disenfranchisement once experienced by Blacks has been mitigated. So, it’s time to let the laws expire while the civil rights groups continue to monitor polling. Should there be evidence of voter discrimination, then it will surface. Will the system be “perfect” as defined by the motivations of any single individual? No! But the fact is systemic and institutionalized discrimination is history.

However, it is important to distinguish mere “inconvenience” (e.g. the requirement for a government ID which the person can secure without cost weeks or months prior to an election) from actual or systemic discrimination.

For sure, there is not any law protecting anyone from assuming some minimum level of responsibility to register and prove you are who you say you are prior to voting. The integrity of the system at the minimum demands that at the least.

That fact alone is legally underwritten merely by securing a passport or clearing TSA at the airport. And I surely do not see Jim Crow embedded in the security process at our airports.

By: mustafaspeaks Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:33:14 +0000 Back to square one: black people having to go
begging to the white-dominated courts to uphold
their basic rights in America. Watch as the
New Jim Crow takes hold in the South and elsewhere.

By: bunchesoffluff Tue, 16 Jul 2013 22:35:49 +0000 reportedly hispanics, blacks(because blacks are more likely to be poor), and the poor more likely vote democrat, because some republicans are pro-kill the poor and immigrants, pro-close the boarder, and anti-welfare. some democrats are more tolerant of immigrants and give some welfare.

some republicans think if they close the boarders, kill and arrest poor and immigrants, and supress poor and immigrant voters by putting in voter id and discriminatory qualifications, then there wont be poor or immigrants to vote democrat.

put in a new consitutional amendement that says: everyone in the country must be allowed to vote, includeing prisoners and babys. no voteing restrictions allowed.