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Texas GOP stops renewal of Voting Rights Act

Thursday, June 22, 2006

(SNN Washington) In what was expected to be a no-brainer, the House abruptly dropped plans to renew the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The renewal was blocked by Texas and other Republicans complained during the weekly House GOP meeting.

Texan Republicans oppose rules that require Texas and eight other states to get federal permission to change their voting procedures. Also in Texas, where the majority of the population is Latino and the state legislature is composed almost entirely of white Republicans, some believe that you should have to read, speak and write English. "I simply believe you should be able to read, write and speak English to be a voter in the United States," said Rep. John Carter, R-Round Rock.

Texans do not mean to discriminate. "It would be dumb to discriminate," said Rep. Henry Bonilla, R-San Antonio. "That is the last thing anyone is trying to do." They merely want anyone with a brown face to have to take special tests to prove that they can read and write English. If they can read and comprehend a few dozen pages of James Joyce's Ulysses, they will be able to register to vote.

Take this simple paragraph for instance:

Universally that person's acumen is esteemed very little perceptive concerning whatsoever matters are being held as most profitable by mortals with sapience endowed to be studied who is ignorant of that which the most in doctrine erudite and certainly by reason of that in them high mind's ornament deserving of veneration constantly maintain when by general consent they affirm that other circumstances being equal by no exterior splendour is the prosperity of a nation more efficaciously asserted than by the measure of how far forward may have progressed the tribute of its solicitude for that proliferent continuance which of evils the original if it be absent when fortunately present constitutes the certain sign of omnipollent nature's incorrupted benefaction. For who is there who anything of some significance has apprehended but is conscious that that exterior splendour may be the surface of a downwardtending lutulent reality or on the contrary anyone so is there inilluminated as not to perceive that as no nature's boon can contend against the bounty of increase so it behoves every most just citizen to become the exhortator and admonisher of his semblables and to tremble lest what had in the past been by the nation excellently commenced might be in the future not with similar excellence accomplished if an inverecund habit shall have gradually traduced the honourable by ancestors transmitted customs to that thither of profundity that that one was audacious excessively who would have the hardihood to rise affirming that no more odious offence can for anyone be than to oblivious neglect to consign that evangel simultaneously command and promise which on all mortals with prophecy of abundance or with diminution's menace that exalted of reiteratedly procreating function ever irrevocably enjoined?

While everyone agrees that Texas GOP is straightforward in it's political dealings and would never try to discriminate against minorities, some say that the Supreme Court should first decided if Texas broke the law in 2003 when they redistricted the state to discriminate against minorities.

As an erstwhile member of the Return Texas To Mexico Party, this is further proof that Texas has not gone beyond its slave holding ways. Mexico is better suited to deal with these bozos than the US is. If one of these xenophobes tried to sway politics like this, the drug cartel would buy his youngest child and cut open its gut to mule drugs into the United States. Now that is Extreme Justice.

Please join with us on September 7th to push for a Constitutional admendment to return Texas to Mexico (a Arizona, Nevada, New Mexico, Sourthern California, and Arkansas too).
Wow, did I miss something? Are you implying that residents of Texas, possibly personified by George Bush, who continue to pronounce the word nuclear as
'Nu ku ler' are expecting brown faced people to understand that? Boy, talk about a double standard . . .
Before college, I always thought Cream's "Tales Of Brave Ulysses" was a decoder ring for the book. Too bad, I had to express that naive opion out loud to my lit class.
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