Friday, August 25, 2017

Another round of Federal court "voting rights" shakedowns; Texas' congressional delegation still doing nothing....

"But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death."
Revelation 21:8

[Update: It gets better...apparently John Cornyn voted to confirm the Judge in the Voter ID case.]

The past couple weeks have seen another round of "voting rights" shakedowns from the Federal courts:
  • Voter ID: "Federal Judge tosses new Texas voter ID law; state plans to appeal."
    • This statement from Heritage is spot on: "The Obama-appointed judge in this case once again showed her ideological bias against any voter ID law; there is no evidence whatsoever to support her false claim that the law was passed with an intent to discriminate. Moreover, the amended law passed by the Texas legislature put in place the very same interim measures this same judge had approved for the November 2016 election. This includes a safety net that allows any Texan without an ID to vote if they simply sign a form claiming they had a “reasonable Impediment” that prevented them from getting the free photo ID issued by the state. No one but this obviously biased judge could possibly claim that was discriminatory."
Both Governor Abbott and Attorney General Paxton have said the state intends to appeal these rulings.  Good on them, we absolutely should appeal.  Furthermore, there's a very good chance we ultimately win these cases on appeal.

But while we'll probably win these cases on appeal, here's the infuriating part: Congress has the authority to permanently shut this racket down; yet they do nothing....

That being said, at least one member of our congressional delegation finally said something:
[Note: Which other member of our congressional delegation would it be?!?]

While Cruz's statement is welcome, it's a fraction of what's needed (and even he didn't comment on the redistricting cases).

As we explained in May, there's plenty our congressional delegation could actually do:
A few plausible actions they could take:
  • Amending the voting rights act to explicitly state that it doesn't apply to voter ID laws.
  • Reforming the selection process for these three judge panels to disallow the type of judge shopping that always occurs in these cases.
  • Impeaching Judge Xavier Rodriguez, the leftist Dubya appointee who always seems to be at the center of these cases.
But, instead, they sit around twiddling their thumbs hoping the Federal courts will bail them out (and we all know how reliable that can be).

Bottom Line: Even if courage is too much to ask, one would think that self-interest or self-preservation would do the trick; but apparently not....

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