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Showing posts with label Justice Roberts. Show all posts
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Sunday, March 3, 2013

We The People (Black People And Progressive Americans) And Voting Rights

From friend of the The Progressive Influence: James Hall, Writer, Activist, Developer and Chapter Member of the 2K12 Consortium  
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  • James Hall
    When are we African-Americans in this country going to get our SHIT straight and come together?
     The time is now! It is time to cut the Booty shanking, "hoe" chasing, drug game and any other thing that has plagued our communities the hell out.  It's time for "us to be responsible for us."   You have been duped into believing our people have the same rights as others and that when the constitution was written it included us. Get it in your heads. Hell No!!!  We must stop being dependent on the govt to safe guard our rights and trusting those who merely want our vote, but do nothing but dangle carrots and give nothing in return but speeches.  How can you even begin to think you are nothing but a second class citizen when the few rights we have are Acts that can be taken away at any given moment?  If you do not learn from the lessons of the past you are destined to repeat it.  Just so we are straight here's a little history lesson for you. 
    Wake the hell up:
    Joseph P. Bradley Associate Justice of the
    United States Supreme Court
    On 15 October 1883 Justice Joseph Bradley wrote the majority opinion of the Supreme Court, which held that the Civil Rights Act of 1875 was unconstitutional. The Thirteenth Amendment, according to eight of the nine justices, did not give Congress the broad authority claimed by the U.S. government. Private discrimination was neither slavery nor involuntary servitude. “It would be running the slavery argument into the ground to make it apply to every act of discrimination. When a man has emerged from slavery, there must be some stage in the progress of his elevation when he takes the rank of a mere citizen, and ceases to be the special favorite of the laws.” Bradley clearly thought that this stage had been reached. In addition the Fourteenth Amendment prohibited state actions of a certain character — for example, depriving citizens of the right to vote or serve on juries or hold property. The kinds of discrimination banned by the Civil Rights Act, Bradley said, could not be touched by congressional action because they dealt with individual businesses.