A local history professor repeatedly equates Texas Voter ID law to Jim Crow laws and the poll tax. After the following exchange on Facebook, he concedes we have always had Voter ID and, no, it’s not ‘Jim Crow’.
Democrat “social activists”, chiefly Eric “Gun Runner” Holder, say 600,000 Texas blacks and Hispanics lack photo ID in advance of November elections. How is it one cannot, under any circumstances, cash a paycheck without photo ID, but some how only blacks and Hispanics are too stupid, too incompetent to have a photo ID?
Are there stupid people in Texas? You know it. Are they all blacks and Hispanics, as Eric “Gun Runner” Holder claims? Give me a break!
Personal to Eric Holder and Sherrilyn Ifill, president and director-counsel of the NAACP : Your allusion Hispanics and blacks are too stupid, too indolent, too incompetent to get a state-issued photo ID card is a very direct insult on my fellow Texans, regardless party affiliation.
Eric Holder and his fascist allies have one goal in mind: stuffing ballot boxes with unqualified Democrat votes this fall. Democrats’ all out assault on freedom and the rule of law has a name: “Battleground Texas“. It was a name chosen by Democrats, a name that implies belligerence, a readiness to fight. Their fight is to undermine due process, the rule of law.
Specious claims of “Jim Crow laws” carry no water. Because public education all the way through public universities fails to teach the true history of our country, the ignorant masses, including Democrat activists, readily believe Republicans are out to disenfranchise blacks and Hispanics. It’s a ploy that is working, by the way, to divide the sentiments of Texas voters. Democrats were the sole authors of Jim Crow laws. Democrats were the sole owners of slaves. Democrats wore the white hoods of the KKK. When freedmen first voted following the end of the great Civil War, they voted 100% Republican. Martin Luther King, Jr. was Republican.
Yeah, but have any other black Americans voted Republican? How about a short list – Colin Powell, Herman Cain, Condoleezza Rice, Clarence Thomas, LL Cool J, Alan Keyes, Cowboy Troy, Karl Malone, Wilt Chamberlain, Jimmie Walker, Don King, Michael L. Williams, Michael Steele, Angela McGlowan, Joseph C. Phillips, Ward Connerly, Peter Boulware, Lynn Swann, Armstrong Williams, J.C. Watts, 50 Cent, Walter E. Williams, Alveda King, Ken Blackwell, T. D. Jakes, Thomas Sowell, Wallace Jefferson and Mychal Massie.
For the record, Wallace Jefferson served as Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court. “Jefferson has three times made Texas judicial history. In 2001, Governor Perry appointed him the first African American Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and then again in 2004 he was appointed the first African American Chief Justice. In November 2002, Jefferson also became, along with Justice Dale Wainwright, one of the first two African Americans elected to the Court.” [Wikipedia]
Without a doubt in my mind, the above named black American Republicans will all be able to produce a photo ID at a moments notice.
As a matter of historical importance, only Republican Texas governors ever appointed blacks to high office. The first was Governor Edmund Jackson Davis during Reconstruction and the latest is Governor Rick Perry. In between, not even one Democrat governor appointed a black Texan to high office.
We Republicans recognize blacks and Hispanics are fully capable of acquiring a photo ID. We further believe they already have them to carry out routine life in the great state of Texas.
Photo ID’s are usual and customary practice in our society, professor. Which markets accept checks or even credit cards without a photo ID? I have on my person two photo ID’s. I deal with the poorest of the poor and – surprise – they all have photo ID’s. Your arguments against photo ID are baseless and your attempts to transfer past Democrat practices to present day Republicans just doesn’t work, my friend. Photo ID is not “Jim Crow”. It’s not “poll tax”. It’s common sense. Democrats are working overtime in Texas, particularly the Houston area to register voters.
The topic this month wasn’t chosen as a reaction to the Ebola case that is shaking the North Texas community. But, to be sure, it’s right on time.
Wise people see trouble coming and get out of its way, but fools go straight to it and suffer for it. – Proverbs 22:3 ERV
By now, is there even one person in our area unaware of the gravity of our situation? As our DA chided me recently, “It’s not funny, John.” By ‘it’, she was referring to Ebola.
I add to the Ebola threat, the threats posed by middle east war and ‘saber rattling’ by the well-armed belligerent countries of Russia and China. Along with these issues, there is the U.N. Agenda 21 that works to dissolve our national sovereignty and to disarm us.
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Former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke can’t refinance his mortgage. So, what’s the headline story? It’s all about how difficult the economy is. There is a better, more important story. Ben Bernanke, at 61 years of age, is in debt up to his ears. Why isn’t his home paid for? Ask yourself the same question.
My wife and I set a goal years ago to be debt free in our later years. Here we are and, yes, we are. Debt free, that is. Well, debt free, if you discount property taxes. In America we don’t truly have home ownership, we just get to lease it from the state, county, city and various taxing districts.
I’m no financial wizard. But, I can foresee the future. We have an astronomical national debt approaching 18 TRILLION US dollars. As enormous as national debt is, it’s merely the tip of the proverbial iceberg. At the peak of the tip of the iceberg is student debt, at over 1 TRILLION dollars. What lies below the waterline is the more frightening story.
Below that waterline is federal unfunded liabilities that now exceed 127 TRILLION dollars. According to Forbes magazine, present per capita debt (that’s ‘per person’ for today’s college grads) sits at $1,100,000 EACH, roughly equivalent to the gross domestic product of the entire world in 2012.
Can we overcome inevitable economic collapse? In a word. No. But, we can lessen its impact through common sense measures.
My economics is very fundamental. I learned this from two famous American Presidents: John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.
Full-blown socialism started with Social Security, enlarged with the addition of Medicare and has come into full bloom under the hand of Barack Obama and liberal Democrats who unconstitutionally passed the Affordable Care Act – aka#ObamaCare.
Personal to Chief Justice John Roberts: According to our Constitution, all tax bills must originate in the House. Taxation in ObamaCare started in the Senate. You, sir, should read and study the Constitution as your right and duty, just as Founding Father Benjamin Franklin said.
True unemployment is a national disgrace. Obama administration’s own numbers reveal the depth of this problem. According to the Dept. of Labor, “participation” in the workforce is a dreary 62.7%. Therefore, true unemployment is 37.3%, 12.4% higher than it was at the height of the Great Depression.
Federal and state income taxes strangle our economy. Presidents Kennedy and Reagan proved the way to increase federal revenue was by cutting taxes, not increasing tax rates.
What can and should be done? Eliminate unnecessary federal bureaucracies like the EPA, BLM, Labor and Education Departments, USDA, etc. States are better able to manage local resources and program.
We American taxpayers squander federal dollars to run parks like the Grand Canyon that economically benefits the state of Arizona. During the most recent sequester, the state of Arizona offered to fully fund the Grand Canyon. Is this not a clue.
Do you know the BLM controls about 85% of the entire state of Utah and approximately half of all lands in western states?
Cut the size of federal government. Cut all federal taxes. These two measures will dramatically contribute to a robust economy where there would be so many job openings we would be begging for immigrant labor, instead of having to fight it off.
Excerpt: “Suhaib Webb, an Imam with ties to former Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki, had also previously been the leader of the Islamic Society of Greater Oklahoma City, which had been attended by Alton Nolen — the man who on Thursday beheaded a former coworker after recently converting to Islam, Breitbart News has learned. Webb now serves as Imam of the sister organization of the mosque attended by Boston Marathon bombers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev.
Imam Suhaib Webb has a history of ties to radicalism. FBI surveillance documents found that he was a known confidant of Al Qaeda mastermind Anwar al-Awlaki. Just two days before the September 11, 2001 attacks on America, Webb spoke at a fundraiser with Awlaki with hopes to raise funds for Atlanta-based H. Rap Brown, a man that shot and killed two police officers. The FBI documents also found that “Webb and Awlaki may be associated with the Muslim American Society,” which is a group described by the Investigative Project on Terrorism as being “founded as the United States Chapter of the Muslim Brotherhood.”
Excerpt: “…30-year-old Alton Nolen had just been fired when he drove to the front of the business, hit a vehicle and walked inside.
He walked into the front office area where he met 54-year-old Colleen Hufford and began attacking her with a knife…Lewis confirms that Hufford was stabbed several times and that Nolen “severed her head.”’
Excerpt: “Alton Nolen, who now goes by Jah’Keem Yisrael. Nolen is a convert to Islam, and local press reports that he had attempted to convert other employees at Vaughan Foods, where the murder took place.”
Excerpt: “Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Alexander Nolen calls himself “Jah’Keem Yisrael” on his Facebook page, where he uploaded photos of himself reading the Koran and wearing Muslim religious clothing.
Nolen’s Facebook “cover” photo appears to be of several Taliban fighters, according to a Google reverse image search.
He also posted images of Osama bin Laden and wrote in a caption on a photograph of the 9/11 attacks “A Future Prophecy Revelation 18:8 She (The statue Of Liberty) is going into flames. She and anybody who’s with her.” He also referenced U.S. intervention in Iraq in a July 24 post, writing, “AMERICA SO CALL HELPS IRAQ (WHICH NOT)- WELL WHY CANT U HELP THE GAZA CITIZENS AGAINST ISRAEL…AMERICA AND ISRAEL ARE WICKED. WAKE UP MUSLIMS!!!””
Excerpt: “Reporters Rob Morris and Sarah Jensen of The Moore Daily said that a Facebook page believed to belong to Oklahoma beheading suspect Alton Nolen contained “chilling” posts attacking the United States and Israel on Friday’s broadcast of “The Sean Hannity Show.”
Both confirmed that they had seen posts stating “America and Israel are wicked, wake up Muslims,” and one with a picture of the Statue of Liberty that said “land of the free” meant “free from the God Allah, [and the] laws of the Bible” in addition to quotations from Deuteronomy and Leviticus. Jensen stated that the page “does look like” the page belongs to Nolen and that “from as far as what we can tell” the posts come from Nolen’s page.
Morris added that Nolen’s personal life and motivation is a “mystery,” pointing out that Nolen had been recently terminated from his job at the Vaughan Foods where he went on his rampage and that it was “hard to say” what role his termination played in the rampage.
Excerpt: “Although the investigation is ongoing, Lewis said police learned Nolen was discharged from Vaughan Foods for “numerous reasons” involving “personnel issues,” but that he didn’t know the specifics.
Police asked the FBI to help investigate Nolen after co-workers told investigators he had recently started trying to convert several employees to Islam. He said police asked the FBI to look into Lewis’ background because of the nature of the attack, which followed a series of high-profile videotaped beheadings by Islamic State militants.”
Excerpt: “Alton Nolen’s Facebook gives us enough clues beginning with the index finger as you see in this photo. The Muslim calls the index finger sabbabah, this is a sign that he believes that Allah is unique one who sent Muslims to destroy the concept of the Trinity. What we used to discuss on the dinner table when we were Muslims is much different from what so many tell you; we hated the followers of the Trinity; the Christians, their icons and their crosses specifically.”
Dallas Morning News, a proponent of abortion on demand and other progressive ideals, endorses Jodie Laubenberg’s Democrat opponent.
What progressive ideals?
- True believers in ‘global warming’-cum-‘climate change’, a belief system that does not stand up to the scientific method.
- Abortion on demand supporters generally also believe in population control, as in “death panels” for people over 75 years of age, as in generous birth control measures, as in the genesis of Planned parenthood which is based on a belief in eugenics to eliminate those less intelligent, poorer and with colored complexions. Margaret Sanger started the eugenics movement that became Planned Parenthood.
According to the Washington Times, “Sanger shaped the eugenics movement in America and beyond in the 1930s and 1940s. Her views and those of her peers in the movement contributed to compulsory sterilization laws in 30 U.S. states that resulted in more than 60,000 sterilizations of vulnerable people, including people she considered “feeble-minded,” “idiots” and “morons.””
Also according to the Washington Times,Sanger was a welcome speaker at a KKK rally. “In a letter to Clarence Gable in 1939, Sanger wrote: “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members” (Margaret Sanger commenting on the ‘Negro Project’ in a letter to Gamble, Dec. 10, 1939).
Her own words and television appearances leave no room for parsing. For example, she wrote many articles about eugenics in the journal she founded in 1917, the Birth Control Review. Her articles included “Some Moral Aspects of Eugenics” (June 1920), “The Eugenic Conscience” (February 1921), “The Purpose of Eugenics” (December 1924), “Birth Control and Positive Eugenics” (July 1925) and “Birth Control: The True Eugenics” (August 1928), to name a few.”
Progressives like the editor of the Dallas Morning News tout birth control and abortion as means to liberating women. The truth is what it is: birth control and abortion on demand are eugenics in action to control population.
Moreover, Planned Parenthood is a money-making business, a taxpayer-subsidized money-making business.
I personally know District 89 State Representative Jodie Laubenberg. Her belief system is rooted in the Constitution, the Declaration of Independence and history. Jodie is the quintessential liberated woman.
So. You think you understand the Free Speech Clause of the First Amendment, as it relates to photography.
Case law establishes this clause only applies to photography produced for public consumption – political, educational, etc.
Photography produced for one’s personal use is not considered ‘protected speech’.
“The First Amendment literally forbids the abridgment only of ‘speech,’ but we have long recognized that its protection does not end at the spoken or written word … we have acknowledged that conduct may be ‘sufficiently imbued with elements of communication to fall within the scope of the First and Fourteenth Amendments.’
“In deciding whether particular conduct possesses sufficient communicative elements to bring the First Amendment into play, we have asked whether [a]n intent to convey a particularized message was present, and [whether] the likelihood was great that the message would be understood by those who viewed it.” Texas v. Johnson (1989)
“To achieve First Amendment protection, a plaintiff must show that he possessed: (1) a message to be communicated; and (2) an audience to receive that message, regardless of the medium in which the message is to be expressed.” Hurley v. Irish-American Gay, Lesbian & Bisexual Group (1995)
How to apply this new knowledge? Easy. Your words, your responses to law enforcement officers who order you to cease your photography.
If they ask, “Why are you taking these pictures?” AND you answer, “It’s for my own personal use.” They may confiscate your camera, and/or arrest you and only the Lord knows what other undesirable punitive measures, like being charged with criminal trespass.
If or when you are asked the above question. reply, “I am writing a blog about this topic.” or some other reason that would clearly communicate your photography is for the purpose of COMMUNICATING with other people.