Voting rights critics trying to have it both ways
June 29, 2013 11:11 PM | 915 views | 5 5 comments | 58 58 recommendations | email to a friend | print

My good liberal friends are up in arms over a Supreme Court modification to the Voting Rights Act of some 48 years ago. They certainly advocate for updating the Constitution and Bill of Rights of some 240 years of time tested protection for our citizens.

Which is it — maintaining the status quo or change we all can believe in?

It appears that the desire is for personal benefit, not for sound governance.

Larry Ceminsky


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Kevin Foley
July 03, 2013
Larry - Congress passed the VRA. Congress reauthorized VRA. That's how America works. Will of the people.

Guido - why don't you have the guts to use your real name instead of a long-forgotten SNL character and I'll show you what getting trampled is all about.
Kevin Foley
July 01, 2013
The VRA was legislation by and for the people. Section Four protected minorities in jurisdictions with a history of discrimination.

That discrimination continues as we saw quite clearly in 2012, when Republican state legislatures put up all kinds of barriers to minority voting.

Last week, the five SCOTUS conservatives overturned Section Four, ignoring the will of the people and making it easier for GOP legislatures to further discriminate.

More on this travesty Friday.
larry ceminsky
July 01, 2013
What select group of people was this 'will of the people' and what is discrimination? Define it as fact and not in someones' personal interpretation.

Please do not ignore the premise of selective acceptance of guiding principles. Either they are accepted or they are 'modernized' to fit changes within society.

Guido Sarducci
July 03, 2013
Kevin, I agree with Larry. If you are going to write a column claiming that there are barriers to minority voting, you had better be able to back it up with proof, not opinion. Otherwise, you will get trampled.
Scott Neuman
June 30, 2013
Your 28th amendment. Ratified in 2011. Http:// - If you stand for all, you stand for all
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