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Thursday, July 13, 2006

1965 Voting Rights Act Up For Reauthorization

much of the Voting Rights Act is permanent law and doesn’t have to be renewed. It’s the “emergency” sections of the act that are up for reauthorization. When Congress wrote the act, many southern states were engaged in extraordinary efforts to deny black citizens their Fifteenth Amendment right to vote. Congress therefore authorized extraordinary federal interventions for five years. But the deadline was extended in 1970, 1975, and 1982 — in that last case, for 25 years. - Romesh Ponnuru at National Review Online - "The Longest '"Emergency'"
Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger:

House is debating and voting on reauthorizing the 1965 Voting Rights Act. One Amendment you should support is the King Amendment which would get rid of the provision for bi-lingual ballots. There is no need for bi-lingual ballots people. Everyone who becomes a citizen has to prove a working knoledge of the english language. So, ballots in other languages are for non-citizens? Well, if you are not a citizen, you should not be voting, right?

So, call your Representitives now and ask them to vote for the King Amendment


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