The Supreme Court released its decision on Shelby County V. Holder. This case dealt with only one section of the Voting Rights Act; section 4. This section used data from the 1960’s in order to decide which states/counties/districts have shown acts of discrimination in allowing minorities to vote, ever.
There is no denying that in sections in the country the ability for minorities to vote was made almost impossible. In many cases, those areas are in the south. But the question in front of the court was does the federal government still have the right to micro manage every aspect of how voting procedures are done in all these areas of the country close to 50 years later. They answered no. Chief Justice Roberts said that times have changed and the law must change with those times.
I am not going to sit here and deny that racism exists, it…
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I’ve never figured out why soccer is so popular in some parts of the world. What’s the point of watching people run up and down a field for 90 minutes when the result is usually a 0-0 tie?
But non-Americans generally don’t get the point of baseball, so I guess it’s all a matter of background and taste.
I mention soccer because it’s an excuse to write about competitiveness and taxation. Except I’m not going to write about low tax rates and job creation, or low tax rates and capital formation. Instead, today’s topic is tax competitiveness and French soccer.
And since the French care about soccer, maybe this will be a valuable opportunity to teach them why high tax rates are a bad idea in all areas.
Though you won’t be surprised to learn that the French government is on the wrong side.
Here’s how the New…
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Let’s let Limbaugh explain in his own words:
“Russian president Vladimir Putin, is telling us that he will not extradite Edward Snowden, that Snowden’s in Moscow and he’s free to fly wherever he wants. There have been conflicting stories coming out of Russia. Snowden is there; Snowden isn’t there. And again, I had people yesterday say, ‘Boy, don’t you just love the way Putin and the ChiComs are just handing it to Obama?’
I said, ‘You guys are totally misunderstanding.’ Yeah, Putin may look like he’s embarrassing Obama, but this is exactly what Obama wants– Obama is reveling in the idea here of a deflated, declining superpower status…Obama’s not taking this personally, that Putin is doing whatever he’s doing.
All it means to Obama is that the United States isn’t as feared nor is it as respected. In Hong Kong they wouldn’t extradite Snowden. I’m telling you, this is right up Obama’s alley, to preside over the decline of the superpower once known as the United States. Look, there isn’t any doubt about this any more. There’s no doubt about what Obama’s agenda is. There’s no doubt about what his plans for transforming the country are, and there’s no doubt that he’s just profoundly successful with all this.“
The past few weeks have been quite tumultuous. Today I was reminded of something I realized some time ago.
Here is an example where “legal, peaceful, legislative corrective action” was used to correct the course of the courts’ “legal” opinions which outlawed natural law and liberty.
Utah has been arguing America’s savior is in using the “legal system” we have to reform our nation back to America’s founding principles.
Here is a “starter” for ideas where the natural law of self defense has been infused back into the “legal systems” of states where self defense by individuals was basically “outlawed” by Court opinions on “the law”.
Very briefly, Court opinions in various states, “interpreted” so many caveats and exclusions for lawful self defense, that “the Courts” basically made self defense illegal.
The solution? Legislative action enacting new laws legalizing self defense, through enacting “stand your ground laws” (SYGL) and…
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Heartland.org reported, via Human Events:
The Los Angeles Unified School District will use a state grant to train teens to promote ObamaCare to family members. Covered California, the state’s health insurance exchange, announced grants of $37 million on May 14 to promote the nationally unpopular law.
LAUSD will receive $990,000. The district listed as a primary outcome for its project, “Teens trained to be messengers to family members.”
Covered California spokeswoman Sarah Soto-Taylor said staff have not questioned this goal.
“We have confidence that the model LA Unified brought to the table will be successful in reaching our target population, which includes family members of students,” she said.
LAUSD will also use tax-paid staff to promote ObamaCare through phone calls to students’ homes, in-class presentations, and meetings with employees eligible for ObamaCare’s taxpayer-covered healthcare, the grant award says.
In a decision that marks the end of a major civil rights-era reform, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that the federal government can no longer force states and jurisdictions with a long-past history of voting discrimination to have to get federal approval for all of their voting laws.
The 5-4 ruling rewrites a key tool of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which for five decades has given the federal government unprecedented say in everything from how some states draw their congressional maps to where they place polling locations.
But beneath the legal ruling is a broader social significance, with the justices saying that past discrimination cannot be perpetually held against a state.
“The Fifteenth Amendment commands that the right to vote shall not be denied or abridged on account of race or color, and it gives Congress the power to enforce that command. The amendment is not designed to punish for the past; its purpose is to ensure a better future,” Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. wrote for the majority.
The court’s four liberal-leaning justices dissented.
The Voting Rights Act injected the federal government deep into states’ voting practices as a way of combating states — primarily in the South — who had a history of laws or practices that discriminated against black voters.
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