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     I tell EVERY one of you that claim one side or the other is NOT discriminatory towards Blacks in America; If this was NOT true, then why is the Voting Rights Act still NOT a law istead of something that needs to be 'renewed' every so often? WHY DIDN'T CLINTON (self proclaimed, 'Best friend to the Blacks), make it a law? Why haven't the Republicans made it a law and show that they AREN'T against Blacks? I'll tell you why, because as long as either party has the Blacks on this 'leash' we Blacks will ALWAYS be beholden to whatever policies THIS government want put into place. And when was the last time we have heard of any UN sanctions that this is just an Act and NOT a law? When was the last time the ACLU got up and sued to ake this a law? How about even the NAACP? has ALL of these people decided to turn a blind eye to this? Do we need ANOTHER uprising? (note to homeland security, by 'uprising' I mean that int he most, NON-violent way possible)


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     I tell EVERY one of you that claim one side or the other is NOT discriminatory towards Blacks in America; If this was NOT true, then why is the Voting Rights Act still NOT a law istead of something that needs to be 'renewed' every so often? WHY DIDN'T CLINTON (self proclaimed, 'Best friend to the Blacks), make it a law? Why haven't the Republicans made it a law and show that they AREN'T against Blacks? I'll tell you why, because as long as either party has the Blacks on this 'leash' we Blacks will ALWAYS be beholden to whatever policies THIS government want put into place. And when was the last time we have heard of any UN sanctions that this is just an Act and NOT a law? When was the last time the ACLU got up and sued to ake this a law? How about even the NAACP? has ALL of these people decided to turn a blind eye to this? Do we need ANOTHER uprising? (note to homeland security, by 'uprising' I mean that int he most, NON-violent way possible)

Ya know, our government, in their infinite wisdom, do or do not do a lot of less than brilliant things.

 

I agree that the voting rights of blacks should have been made permanently legal. I also think the same should be done for women's voting rights, which, I am told, the government actually let expire.

 

The right for women to vote was not renewed at all.

 

Makes me wonder just how much wisdom the people leading these United States of America actually have.

 

 

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     I tell EVERY one of you that claim one side or the other is NOT discriminatory towards Blacks in America; If this was NOT true, then why is the Voting Rights Act still NOT a law istead of something that needs to be 'renewed' every so often? WHY DIDN'T CLINTON (self proclaimed, 'Best friend to the Blacks), make it a law? Why haven't the Republicans made it a law and show that they AREN'T against Blacks? I'll tell you why, because as long as either party has the Blacks on this 'leash' we Blacks will ALWAYS be beholden to whatever policies THIS government want put into place. And when was the last time we have heard of any UN sanctions that this is just an Act and NOT a law? When was the last time the ACLU got up and sued to ake this a law? How about even the NAACP? has ALL of these people decided to turn a blind eye to this? Do we need ANOTHER uprising? (note to homeland security, by 'uprising' I mean that int he most, NON-violent way possible)

Ya know, our government, in their infinite wisdom, do or do not do a lot of less than brilliant things.

 

I agree that the voting rights of blacks should have been made permanently legal. I also think the same should be done for women's voting rights, which, I am told, the government actually let expire.

 

The right for women to vote was not renewed at all.

 

Makes me wonder just how much wisdom the people leading these United States of America actually have.

 

 

MACJR

 

What?!?!?! You mean I can STOP my wife from VOTING??!?!?! KEWL


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Alright, I can 'calm down' a little (VERY LITTLE):

 

Will the Voting Rights Act expire?

No. The Voting Rights Act is a permanent federal law. Moreover, the equal right to vote regardless of race or color is protected by the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been part of our law since the end of the Civil War.

However, some sections of the Voting Rights Act need to be renewed to remain in effect. When Congress amended and strengthened the Voting Rights Act in 1982, it extended for 25 more years--until 2007--the preclearance requirement of Section 5, the authority to use federal examiners and observers, and some of the statute's language minority requirements. So, for those sections to extend past 2007, Congress will have to take action. But even if these special provisions are not renewed, the rest of the Voting Rights Act will continue to prohibit discrimination in voting.

from THIS site: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/misc/voterev.htm 

 

But what I am still wondering is why does ANY of this Act have to be continualy approved? Aren't we ALL American Citizens?


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Alright, I can 'calm down' a little (VERY LITTLE):

 

Will the Voting Rights Act expire?

No. The Voting Rights Act is a permanent federal law. Moreover, the equal right to vote regardless of race or color is protected by the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been part of our law since the end of the Civil War.

However, some sections of the Voting Rights Act need to be renewed to remain in effect. When Congress amended and strengthened the Voting Rights Act in 1982, it extended for 25 more years--until 2007--the preclearance requirement of Section 5, the authority to use federal examiners and observers, and some of the statute's language minority requirements. So, for those sections to extend past 2007, Congress will have to take action. But even if these special provisions are not renewed, the rest of the Voting Rights Act will continue to prohibit discrimination in voting.

from THIS site: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/misc/voterev.htm 

 

But what I am still wondering is why does ANY of this Act have to be continualy approved? Aren't we ALL American Citizens?

Maybe the insertion of renewal clauses, for what should be basic rights, gives them, the government, a sense of purpose, power, and feelings of self-importance.

 

I think they, the government, are under the delusion that the world would fall apart without them... when the reality is that, I believe, they are causing the world to fall apart by their sheer ineptitude at getting anything done right the first time.

 

 

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Alright, I can 'calm down' a little (VERY LITTLE):

 

Will the Voting Rights Act expire?

No. The Voting Rights Act is a permanent federal law. Moreover, the equal right to vote regardless of race or color is protected by the Fifteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been part of our law since the end of the Civil War.

However, some sections of the Voting Rights Act need to be renewed to remain in effect. When Congress amended and strengthened the Voting Rights Act in 1982, it extended for 25 more years--until 2007--the preclearance requirement of Section 5, the authority to use federal examiners and observers, and some of the statute's language minority requirements. So, for those sections to extend past 2007, Congress will have to take action. But even if these special provisions are not renewed, the rest of the Voting Rights Act will continue to prohibit discrimination in voting.

from THIS site: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/misc/voterev.htm 

 

But what I am still wondering is why does ANY of this Act have to be continualy approved? Aren't we ALL American Citizens?

Maybe the insertion of renewal clauses, for what should be basic rights, gives them, the government, a sense of purpose, power, and feelings of self-importance.

 

I think they, the government, are under the delusion that the world would fall apart without them... when the reality is that, I believe, they are causing the world to fall apart by their sheer ineptitude at getting anything done right the first time.

 

 

MACJR

 

I am constantly in AWE of your wisdom, MACJR, in AWE!


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I think the policy of renewal maintains the ability to monitor and enforce the act above the means normally provided by law. The renewal is a way of congress saying that they think special measures still need to be taken.

From there it's hard to say. Certainly I believe that our Government is largely useless and needs to create a demand for itself. It would not surprise me if the purpose of the renewal was to play to anti white sentiments, inferring that Blacks still need special protection that only an act of congress can provide.

Either way it's still a leash.


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     You know, my mother & I talked about this 'renewal' Act and we agree, sooner of later the government will say 'Hey, you cannot vote any longer since you didn't vote the way WE wanted. And there would be nothing we could do!

      Ah, the days of revolution! Sheesh, give me Isreal & Hezzbola at least they KNOW where they stand day in and day out!


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