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Wednesday's ruling for equal marriage was a huge step for our country. But we can't ignore that on Tuesday, 40 years of civil rights were wiped away.By a partisan, 5-4 vote, the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act -- in one move, stripping away...

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Jae A (316)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:26 pm
Thanks for the guidance to this petition...

This same Supreme Court Justices took all our votes away in 2000 and now this...what more will it take for people to become more than outraged I do wonder.

..and you can bet your tush, I'm very outraged about this and as well as the 2000...non election ! which we end up with Dubya Bush and Dick CHeney being APPOINTED ..without our our leaders via the same F'n Reichwing Justices...and most of us are aware of how negatively that worked out for the not just the U.S. but the world...

Tamara Hayes (185)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 5:49 pm
Noted with fury, signed, twittered and google shared. I am with you on this Jae. People need to get pissed off enough that it spurs them to action. Petitions are great but more needs to be done by EVERYONE. Thanks Nancy.

. (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:15 am

Carol H (229)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:21 am
signed and noted for sure!!

Past Member (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:37 am
Already signed, TU Nancy

Jim P (3257)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:39 am
Petition signed.

Several states have already started on discriminations against certain groups of voters.
We must not allow that to happen, not at all.

Ty, Nancy.

Russell R (87)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:02 am
Thanks - Now chip in! Every one has their hands out!

Edwin M (346)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:22 am
There is nothing "supreme" about this court. Signed thanks Nancy

Sara V (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:22 am
Voting only matters if one is living under democracy - mob rule - whoever has the bigger group "wins." This is not how our country is supposed to work. It is a republic, and there was to be rule of law. However, after transgressions go unpunished (think corporate polluting, individuals' land rights not being upheld, etc.) the tendency is to say "Oh, yeah?! So your group got special treatment, let's get some special treatment for our group too!" And the competition for pieces of the pie begins. Back and forth tug of war.

Statesman Frederic Bastiat noted that it should not matter who anyone votes for because the laws of the republic are to be upheld by whomever is in office. Those laws don't change depending upon who is elected. However, after rule of law is lost and we have descended into democracy, he says "plunder has become legalized." Different groups make laws to take what they want.

If voting matters, it should indicate how far we have fallen from the just society which Bastiat admired.

Mike M (40)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:39 am

Jason R (67)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 10:51 am
TY Keep it alive and lit up. :)

Sunday June 30, 2013, 11:49 am
Signed, thanks.

Sheryl G (363)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 12:28 pm
Signed. No small group of non elected people should have this much power. Granted the ones who had been voted in appointed them, but then they should go when that Administration is gone. There is no oversight of these people, no one they are accountable for, no term limits, nothing. This is dangerous as we've seen. Plus in 2000 we had an election that was hijacked, so who is to say that these appointed ones were even appointed by the elected. If the election was a fraud then the appointments are fraudulent as well.

Think of all the crap that has gone on since this questionable election of 2000 happened. Frightening isn't it?

Birgit W (160)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 1:30 pm
US only, thanks.

. (0)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:28 pm
Yes Tamara-much more needs to be done. Our freedoms are systematically being stolen

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 3:50 pm
Absolutely signed. Noted. Thank you, Nancy.
Some fine mess we're in now! SCOTUS nullifies acts of Congress, then Congress has to go back and rewrite the law. Then SCOTUS nullifies the new law, so Congress goes back to the drawing board. If that doesn't just tell everyone that the system is broken beyond repair, nothing will. We are at a crossroads, and people in the US need to keep speaking truth to power and not give up. Keep talking to your friends and relatives--we need more people power!

Vicky P (476)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 5:25 pm
noted, signed

Jeanne R (1203)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 7:46 pm
Noted. Thanks.

Sue H (7)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 8:17 pm
Noted and So signed, thanks. :(

Robert K (31)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 8:54 pm
They should be impeached, tried for treason and hanged in the public square.

Heidi Aubrey (5)
Sunday June 30, 2013, 9:48 pm
Signed and noted.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:26 am
I forget if I signed this before so I signed anyway because it's just too important.

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:26 am

Lona G (80)
Monday July 1, 2013, 4:27 am
Noted, but can't help with a signature.

paul m (93)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:13 am


Esther Z (94)
Monday July 1, 2013, 7:41 am
Noted and signed.

. (0)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:05 am
Signed and noted. Thanks for sharing, Nancy. The Supreme Court really shouldn't be this powerful.

Lloyd H (46)
Monday July 1, 2013, 8:15 am

Susanne R (235)
Monday July 1, 2013, 9:42 pm
I agree with Dandelion, who stated that "No small group of non elected people should have this much power..." I'd like to add that I don't believe they should have lifetime terms, either! They currently have life tenure unless they resign, retire, or are removed after impeachment. How often is a Supreme Court Justice impeached? Consider the behavior of Clarence Thomas. Yet there he remains to maintain a conservative majority.

Gladly signed and noted. Thanks, Nancy!

Gina Caracci (219)
Tuesday July 2, 2013, 6:27 pm
another right being trashed
and congress will NOT do a damn thing because they are incapable of getting their heads out of their asses
we are screwed unless we STAND UP NOW..They can TRY to arrest us all but there are more of us..wonder why people dont want their gun rights to disappear? THIS is part of the process people wake up

Sergio Padilla (65)
Sunday July 7, 2013, 4:54 pm

Christeen A (368)
Tuesday July 9, 2013, 8:09 pm

Carol Dreeszen (346)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:07 am
I have no problem with anyone voting as long as they show a Voter ID!!!!

Julie E (405)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 2:27 am
Our right to vote is a sacred thing -- and the Supreme Court's decision to gut the Voting Rights Act has put it at risk. Thanks Dandelion.

Sheryl G (363)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 6:26 am
There is NO proof of Voter Fraud in the USA. More actual qualified voters are turned away from voting than a handful that vote illegally.

Laws which require voters to present ID disproportionately affect minorities, the poor, the Elderly and Democratic voters. We don't have to speculate about this or that, because the data is already there.

The first two groups are historically disenfranchised already, so it seems to me like a demonstrably Bad Thing to disenfranchise them even further. I feel that it's downright shameful to disproportionately exclude black voters from the political process, especially in a nation that so recently was regularly lynching it's not-white-enough citizens, the data speaks for itself. The last one happening back in 1967 not to far from where I live. It also wasn't until appox. 1974 that all American Indians in every State was allowed to vote in both State and the Federal elections.

It ought to call into question the motives of the exclusively-Republican legislators who are the ones pushing for such laws: It directly affects their odds of future employment. If that's not a conflict of interest, I don't know what is. And that doesn't even take into account the gerrymandering that goes on. I'm sure the Republicans would not like any of this if the shoes were on the other foot.

SusanAWAY A (219)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:32 am
Noted, signed and shared

Judith Hand (55)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 11:04 am
Noted. Ah, yes. And note the George Zimmerman case re: the murder of Trayvon Martin in Florida. Uh, huh. Yeah, Justices, all of America has caught up with civil rights issues. Sure. Well, I'm a middle-aged white woman raised in NY and CT who has lived in a poorer area in northeast FL for quarter of a century. Trust me, America has NOT changed significantly on race issues in all these years!!

Jabi Yeonnmin (164)
Wednesday July 10, 2013, 7:04 pm

Devon Leonar (54)
Sunday July 14, 2013, 12:16 pm
The whole stinks like some thing rotting ...... All of our civil rights that have so painfully been enacted into law should stand as safeguards to further discrimination...!! We must cherish and protect each others rights to freedom to live and enjoy the gifts of life, including the right of us ALL to choose who we want to vote into the highest elected office in our country..! We need to stand up and ring the bells of freedom loud and clear...
Gladly signed and shared...

Carole K (195)
Sunday August 4, 2013, 12:51 am
Noted & signed. TY, Nancy for post & Bandelion for FWD.
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