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  •  ??? (nt) (1+ / 0-)
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    Stop the NRA and the NSA
    Repeal the Patriot Act and the 2nd Amendment

    by dream weaver on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:42:49 PM PDT

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    •  That's what the Roberts Court would say (0+ / 0-)

      when issuing rulings ignoring your Amendment.

      Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

      by Troubadour on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 12:55:58 PM PDT

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      •  I think you are confused. It's not my... (6+ / 0-)

        ...Amendment.

        It's Reps. Keith Ellison's and Mark Pokan's proposed Right To Vote Amendment.

        Former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. had earlier proposed a longer version of a Right To Vote Amendment.

        SECTION 1. All citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, shall have the right to vote in any public election held in the jurisdiction in which the citizen resides. The right to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States, any State, or any other public or private person or entity, except that the United States or any State may establish regulations narrowly tailored to produce efficient and honest elections.

        SECTION 2. Each State shall administer public elections in the State in accordance with election performance standards established by the Congress. The Congress shall reconsider such election performance standards at least once every four years to determine if higher standards should be established to reflect improvements in methods and practices regarding the administration of elections.

        SECTION 3. Each State shall provide any eligible voter the opportunity to register and vote on the day of any public election.

        SECTION 4. Each State and the District constituting the seat of Government of the United States shall establish and abide by rules for appointing its respective number of Electors. Such rules shall provide for the appointment of Electors on the day designated by the Congress for holding an election for President and Vice President and shall ensure that each Elector votes for the candidate for President and Vice President who received a majority of the popular vote in the State or District.

        SECTION 5. The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

        Stop the NRA and the NSA
        Repeal the Patriot Act and the 2nd Amendment

        by dream weaver on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 01:21:28 PM PDT

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        •  And the Roberts Court would ignore either or both. (0+ / 0-)

          I don't think you understand the relationship of the Roberts Court to the Constitution, so allow me to reiterate:

          (fingers in ears)

          La-la-la-la-la!  Not listening

          That is the conservative Court's legal rationale before the Constitution.  It will not change no matter what Amendments you pass.

          Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

          by Troubadour on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 06:04:44 PM PDT

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          •  A major difference between the VRA and DOMA... (2+ / 0-)
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            ...decisions is Kennedy, not Roberts.

            And a major difference between the VRA and a RVA is the meaning of the letter "A".

            Stop the NRA and the NSA
            Repeal the Patriot Act and the 2nd Amendment

            by dream weaver on Thu Jul 04, 2013 at 06:38:47 PM PDT

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