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Thursday, July 13, 2006

Habla Ingles, O no se permite votar!

The Voting Rights act needs to be renewed this year or it will expire. One would assume that you couldn't find a more bipartisan "pass with a unanimous vote" bill for everyone to get behind.

Fast Forward!

Pander, Pander, Pander.

The bill is being held up by some southern republicans in congress who want to change the law. What changes you ask? Well for one, an amendment, sponsored by Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, would strike the act's requirement that jurisdictions with high populations of voters who speak languages other than English print multilingual ballots. Of course, the obvious should be stated that these are LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZENS who perhaps don't have a full grasp on english, these are not Illegal Immigrants.

I know what can of worms this will open but last time I checked, there was no official language in the United States (That language presumably being English. I mean, bilingual ballots. Come on. We all know bilingualism leads to disaster. Look what happened to Canada.

Funny how all of this comes up right when immigration, a real problem, is being manipulated as an election year issue.

I was gonna end this with a contact your representatives call to action. Luckily three of the four ammendments have recently failed by voice vote


Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

Scooter! LuLu! Geography lesson: Iowa is not the south.

7:31 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

oops my bad. but if you read the article i linked they refer to the senators as "southern conservatives"

-scooter, not "anonymous" (using parents computer, couldnt bother to log in)

1:37 PM

Blogger (A Little) Gris Gris said...

I know - the southern reps are definitely making a ruckus, too!

2:56 PM


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