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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

KU KLUX KOURT

KU KLUX KOURT

BREAKING: SCOTUS FINDS DOMA UNCONSTITUTIONAL: We will cover this story tomorrow as there is too much information to read prior to publishing. LBGT community, welcome to being treated as humans today, Congratulations!


Twenty four hours removed, and it's a great day for bigots, courtesy of SCOTUS!

The Supreme beings [Court], they continue to destroy its own legitimacy as it descends further into politically biased decision making. This VRA [voting rights act] decision ranks amongst the shittiest this land has ever experienced- with Dred Scott, Citizens United, and Bush v Gore - these decisions are among the most morally bankrupt and non-constitutionally based political decisions in the courts history! Political posturing of Supreme Beings has to stop!

SCOTUS has decided to throw the ball back to congress, to let them update the laws for voter rights. Seriously? The American Taliban in the House couldn't even figure out how to get together and vote through the traditionally bipartisan farm bill this year. This wasn't the first time either; they couldn't pass it last year as well. The GOP lead House of Representatives are an abysmal failure, [10 % approval rating] and it appears that the Supreme Court isn't much better.


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This decision to appraise that Section 4 and 5 of the VRA is unconstitutional - is a horrible one, regardless of whether they left Congress enough slack to fix the section and bring it back in line with the Constitution. It’s a slap in the face to Martin Luther King Jr, Medgar Evers and to every African American in this country.

Anyone who was awake last year and saw the American Taliban in state legislatures all over the country try to enact new laws that would make it harder for people to vote — people who would demographically speaking be more likely to vote Democratic. It’s a slap in the face to anyone living in those districts that were under the scrutiny of the Federal Election Committee under Section 4 and 5.

SCOTUS found a way yesterday to punt on the decision — like they did with affirmative action. It was both cowardly and a horrendous example of how to turn a blind eye - to the overwhelming evidence that the American Taliban is getting desperate to win elections, and are resorting to tactics we know are unconstitutional, this decision is just ludicrous!

The bottom line is simple, whether they knew they were doing it or not - sending Section 4 and 5 back to Congress for additional work - these five radical conservative Supreme Court Justices found the most convenient and politically benign way possible to get a crucial piece of legislation that kept the American Taliban's shenanigans from disenfranchising voters out of the way.

Fifty years of work reversed, and now the government has been stripped of its power to protect their voice from racially-charged discrimination.

Yesterday the Supreme Beings weakened a country.

If you find someone applauding the VRA decision today, more than likely they are a racist!



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