The NAACP Sics the UN on Our Sovereign States

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.


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The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) is petitioning the United Nations to investigate alleged disenfranchisement of black and Latino voters in anticipation of next year’s presidential election. According to the NAACP, which issued a report on December 5, 2011 titled Defending Democracy: Confronting Modern Barriers to Voting Rights in America, more than a dozen states have passed laws aimed at unfairly restricting the constitutionally protected right of black and Hispanic voters to vote.

With the NAACP’s customary race-baiting hyperbole, NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous charged:

It’s been more than a century since we’ve seen such a tidal wave of assaults on the right to vote. Historically, when voting rights are attacked, it’s done to facilitate attacks on other rights. It is no mistake that the groups who are behind this are simultaneously attacking very basic women’s rights, environmental protections, labor rights, and educational access for working people and minorities.

William Barber, a member of the NAACP’s national board, said the new state voting laws constituted the “most vicious, coordinated and sinister attack to narrow participation in our democracy since the early 20th century.”

The NAACP is sending its report to the United Nations. This Saturday it will be conducting a “Stand 4 Freedom” rally across from the UN’s New York headquarters. Supporters are being asked to sign an online pledge which asks the United Nations to “investigate and condemn voter suppression tactics in the United States.” The NAACP is also said to be planning to send a delegation to Geneva, Switzerland to present its case before the UN Human Rights Council. What better forum for the NAACP to use to berate and try to embarrass the United States than the dysfunctional United Nations Human Rights Council, where  57.45% of the members are rated “Not Free” or only “Partly Free” by Freedom House?

We don’t have to imagine what this travesty of an international “human rights” organization will do with the report. Members with such stellar human rights records as Russia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Cuba and China will have a field day trying to deflect attention from their own blatant denials of fundamental freedoms to their peoples by turning the United States into a racist oppressor.

Recall that in 2008 Dr. Doudou Diène, who was then the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Racism, went on a UN-paid junket across America to investigate charges of racism in the United States. His information-gathering meetings included officials of the Council on American-Islamic Relations and the far-Left New York Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights. He also met with Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who is the leading advocate on the Supreme Court for using international norms and foreign law to interpret the United States Constitution.

It’s no surprise that the UN’s Special Rapporteur on Racism concluded in his final report that “racism and racial discrimination have profoundly and lastingly marked and structured American society.” He went on to say that the “historical, cultural and human depth of racism still permeates all dimensions of life of American society.”

The United Nations has no jurisdiction whatsoever to investigate how the sovereign governments of our nation’s fifty states choose to conduct elections in their states, least of all the UN Human Rights Council. Legitimate recourse for any alleged illegal voter restrictions should be through our own courts and political process, not an unaccountable dysfunctional United Nations body.

However, instead of pushing back at UN interference in our nation’s internal matters, the Obama administration has made things worse. It has conferred legitimacy on the Human Rights Council by deciding to submit its own self-examination of the U.S. human rights record to the scrutiny of the other Council members, including its core group of human rights abusers. Who did Hillary Clinton’s State Department consult when preparing the report? Groups such as the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union and the American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee.

Indeed, the Obama administration provided the NAACP with a convenient passage way to approach the UN body with charges of racism by our nation’s various states when the State Department did its own mea culpa over state immigration laws which the Obama administration vigorously opposes.

Yet when one looks at what the NAACP is actually complaining about, there is more smoke than fire. What we see are mostly good faith efforts of elected officials to foster an honest electoral process in their states, with requirements that are race-neutral.

The following is a table of alleged restrictive voting measures that is included in the NAACP’s report.

 

Let’s look beyond the NAACP’s loaded characterizations of the restrictions and take a look at some of its specific examples.

One example is Florida’s new requirements regarding third-party registration. The NAACP alleges that such requirements would “place restrictions on nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations that conduct voter registration drives.” What they actually do is to simply require that third-party voter registration organizations register with the Division of Elections and provide the Division with certain information. The Division or Supervisor of Elections then makes voter registration forms available to third-party voter registration organizations and requires that such forms contain certain information identifying that organization. What the NAACP neglects to mention is that the prior law in Florida also required a third-party voter registration organization to name a registered agent in the state and submit certain required information to the Division of Elections. The new law provides for third party organizations to submit their information in electronic format and to turn over applications they collect to the Division or the Supervisor of Elections within 48 hours after the applicant completes the form or the next business day if the office is closed for that 48-hour period.

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  • Don

    The UN is not our government Ben and as far as that gos there is nothing that says it is illegal to have an ID to vote, we need one to prove we are old enough to buy beer right? why not have one for voting if it's that important?

  • Mike

    I have an idea! Lets get rid of the NAACP! Their claims are so rediculous that the U.S. is ignoring them and now they have to go out of the country to complains about rights violations that don't exist to a group that consists of REAL human rights violators. LOL!! What a bunch of idiots.

  • myohmy

    The U.N. has no credibility and should be cut off and expelled from our country. The real racists in America today are doing their dirty work in the NAACP and CAIR. Beware the enemy within.

  • FBastiat

    FROM Requiem for the Left:

    For Leftists, all evil is mass evil — "systemic," "institutional" evil — against which only they stand. Just look at how over these past decades American racism has contracted in practice (largely because of the revolt against government-imposed segregation) but exploded in Leftist theory. The "rape culture" has also become a "racist society." It's gone from bigotry being the province of an Archie Bunker to this being a nation of Archie Bunkers — and worse. Contemporary America is routinely described by such figures as Julianne Malveaux ("two hundred million white racists"), Joe Faegin ("every major aspect of life [here] is shaped … by racist realities"), and Maulana Karenga ("increasing racism and continuing commitment to white supremacy") in terms honestly applicable to only apartheid or Nazism. But it's a progression not without its own logic: The greater the evil of the social masses, the greater the good of the socialist elite.

  • Dennis X

    The real racists are those on the right and the repubican party. To demand photo ID is understandable, but to limited existing voting time frames, ie time to resgister, mail in votes etc. WHY , because the more people who vote the less your chances of winning. Also, for those persons who were in jail, hey if you've done your time and paid your debt , then you should be able to vote.

    • mrbean

      You are uninformed and also stupid. The time to register cannot be open ended. You have to register as a voter to get on put the voting list at the poll and that has to be done early. No convicted felons should ever be allowed to vote nor should they ever be allowed to hold a public office of any kind. Democrats want people (even the dead) to vote early and often and illegally because they are outcome driven and not honest process driven. Racism is the dispensing of and/or witholding of privilleges and/or punishments based an a persons race. Examples of racism are affirmative action, the moratorium on the execution of blacks in Maryland, job quotas, admisions quotas, and minority contractor set asides, and the fact there is even such a thing as the "Black Caucus" in the Congress of the United States.

      • Dennis X

        To Buttboy, I'm refering to existing registration laws that are now being intentionaly narrowed, not saying it should be open ended like your behind. First amendment " right to assemble" allows the Black Caucus to exist. You have your white caucus aka the repubican party.

        • mrbean

          Just imagine, you have to present an ID to board a plane, or at a bar to buy liquor or beer, and on demand if stopped for a traffic – but to vote you object to presenting an ID so they know you are the person on the registered list. I take it that you are Black so "It awl beez whitey fault an' Ah beez entitled, Yassah!
          Here are your http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqMR3eyO2Y8people behaving as expected:'

          • Ghostwriter

            Can't you make your point without the stereotypes? You had Dennis X on the facts,but then you just had to confirm his stereotype of conservatives by doing a stereotype of blacks. You just hurt your own case,mrbean. That wasn't just dumb. It was morally indefensible.

          • mrbean

            You don't see white people flash mob robbing and em masse assaulting blacks do you?

        • http://visionsandprinciples.blogspot.com/ InRussetShadows

          How the freak do you think the vote is corrupted? Tell me how you think it works, because I'm here to slap you around with the facts. Are you done with your ignorant whining?

          Here's the facts: EARLY VOTING CAUSES FRAUD. The longer the voting period is, the longer it can be attacked, and the more often it is attacked. That's the way fraud works. The voting period is being shortened TO PREVENT FRAUD. Shortening the voting period IS RACE-NEUTRAL. To claim that shortening the voting period is racist means that you think that blacks and minorities are committing fraud, or are lazy — something you implied, not me.

          Quick quiz for you: which party led the way in granting blacks the right to vote? Which party led the way in protecting blacks' right to vote? For whom did blacks vote for en masse in the 1980 election? Which party opposes telling blacks and other minorities "You can't do it with the gubmit's help"? Which party opposes the self-destructive ghetto culture that celebrates gang violence, drug use, fatherlessness, and crime? Time's up.

          The Black Caucus is a hive of racist far-left Democrats (except for Allan West, a conservative Republican). You left that out.

          • Beth

            "To claim that shortening the voting period is racist means that you think that blacks and minorities are committing fraud"

            I believe you are right on the mark with that statement (good one)

        • crankywhitewoman

          Hey Dennis, did you know that the KKK is a Democrat Party construct? That the Republicans introduced anti-lynching laws, and that the democrats in congress voted against it? Republicans believe that blacks and Latinos are equal to whites and should be treated exactly the same as whites. Dems, on the other hand, believe that blacks and latinos are inferior and unable to compete in this world unless given special privileges, and they certainly do their best to keep blacks on the welfare plantation because they do not want prosperous, educated blacks who would vote republican. So do your homework before you spout the sort of nonsense you’re spouting here. BTW, I am NOT a Republican, I’m independent and have voted for republicans and democrats in the past because I vote for a candidate, not their party.

          • Roco

            You may not claim to be a repub but you are spewing one of their most tired talking points. When the repubs were opposing lynching and furthering voting rights they were a liberal, New England based party. That changed over the years until Nixon was courting, and winning over, huge numbers of racist dixiecrats. The era of the repub party as a forward thinking, northern based party ended at that point.

    • coyote3

      States establish the qualifications for voting. I don't know or care about "should", but if the respective state decides that someone is disenfranchised, because of a felony conviction, that is up to that particular state. They are free to get the law changed, but ramifications of a felony conviction are a state issue.

  • StephenD

    This is such a joke. What is it the NAACP not getting enough air time on TV these days? The states should continue to do what is right by their people. Picture ID's can be had and you don't have to be a driver to get one. Make it clear the ID must reflect your current address and be kept up with just like a driver’s license.
    I look forward to the day that non-tax payers aren't allowed to vote. IF you don't pay, you should have no say. This doesn't make you a criminal. It just means you should have no right to determine how tax dollars are spent if you don't contribute to it. Just like I can't tell you how to spend the money in your household neither should you have any say over how our money is spent. Can you imagine how even those that placate this sector would change their ways. For many of them, their entire voter base would dry up.

    • Dennis X

      Pay for votes, the american way.

      • StephenD

        Listen, let me tell you how to spend your money in your household. No? you don't like that idea? Now you get my point. Doesn't make folks that don't pay taxes bad or "less than" it just means they shouldn't have a voice in how taxes are spent is all. What is unfair about this?
        BTW, I take it you meant "the American way"…with a Capital A right?

        • mrbean

          It is estimated that 40-45% of people in the US pay a pitence of or no taxes so you mean 40-45% do not get to vote? Alot of senior citizens would be hunting you down!

  • steven l

    The US nevertheless is still with Israel the least racist country on this planet.

  • Spider

    Why is it always the Democrats who are behind the "shouldn't need IDs to vote" crusade ?? Disenfranchisment of minorities ? No – The real reason is that if IDs are required to vote then they can't vote 10 times for the same candidate (D) as instructed by their ACORN handlers.

    • Stephen_Brady

      Also, if IDs are needed to vote, illegals wouldn't get to vote. This might hurt the poor little DEM's chances of getting elected.

      No one who is not a US citizen should be allowed to vote. No felon should be allowed to vote. No third-party should be allowed to register someone to vote. And no DEAD people should be allowed to vote …

  • mrbean

    Yassah! Dis beez dah rant aginst dah honkey crackas dat wants dah Id when Ah votes fuh Obama who beez dah Black Massiah. Ah beez Buckwheat and dis beez a video uf muh sista who beez campainin' fuh Pres Obama. Yassah! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZROHWvbLS6Q

    • Ghostwriter

      My goodness,mrbean! This is 2011,not 1911! Stop it!

      • coyote3

        Who are you to "tell" him to do anything? Also, the more you show outrage, the more he is going to continue.

      • Roco

        What did you really expect? This site has always been a haven for right extremists and bigots of all descriptions. That's what passes for humor amongst them.

        • Ghostwriter

          Unfortunately,you're just as bad as mrbean. His disgusting stereotypes of black people are on the same level as your swipe against people like me. I condemn his nonsense like I do yours.

          • Roco

            So you're saying you're a bigoted right-wing extremist.

    • KarshiKhanabad

      Politically incorrect Ebonian prose on FPM, hoodathunkit?

      You da MAN!

      ;^)

  • LindaRivera

    I am disgusted and outraged by the disgraceful SILENCE of the NAACP for not speaking out against the genocide of Blacks in Libya by the U.S. backed anti-Gaddafi rebels. Shame on the NAACP. Shame on them.

    UK DAILY MAIL
    7,000 held in Libya's new reign of fear and torture

    UN raises concerns of torture and ill-treatment
    Many held simply because they have darker skin

    By Tom Leonard
    24th November 2011

    Thousands of people including women and children are being held illegally and tortured by rebels who helped oust Colonel Gaddafi, according to a UN report.

    Around 7,000, many of them foreigners, are behind bars in private prisons and makeshift detention centres, beyond the control of the new Libyan government and without access to any legal redress.

    The report by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will be embarrassing for Britain and other governments which supported the overthrow of the Gaddafi regime despite concerns about who would take power in their place.

    The UN said Tawergas are ‘reported to have been targeted in revenge killings, or taken by armed men from their homes, checkpoints and hospitals and some allegedly later abused or executed in detention’.

    The UN also warned that a vast arsenal of surface-to-air missiles, known as Manpads, had been accumulated in Libya, further worsening the security situation there. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2065570/7

    • John_Kelly

      Absolutely brilliant comment. Bravo for highlighting this shameful hypocrisy of the NAACP.

      I have read many of your posts and they are well researched and thought provoking. Keep up the great work.

      • Beth

        Linda's posts are very important. Always check out the links she provides…not for checking up on her honesty….but for seeing what's really going on.

    • Beth

      "the disgraceful SILENCE of the NAACP for not speaking out against the genocide of Blacks in Libya"

      Thus, bringing to more light the hypocrites they are (excellent point Linda)

  • LindaRivera

    FRONT PAGE MAG: Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe, and the commander of the U.S. European Command told the U.S. Senate
    that Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah fighters are among the Libyan rebels
    currently receiving support from the US and its NATO allies. This was
    confirmed by one of the Libyan rebel officers, Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, who leads one of the Al-Qaeda units.
    (US Aid to Israel’s Enemies, Oct 13th, 2011, frontpagemag)

    U.S/NATO joined with Al-Qaeda and Hezbollah terrorists to wage relentless war for months. Bombing Libya back to the stone age.
    Barbaric Al Qaeda and Hezbollah who MURDER our troops in Iraq were considered desirable for placing in power in Libya. US/NATO have great guilt in making the world a far more dangerous place.

    • Beth

      US/NATO have great guilt in making the world a far more dangerous place

      Yes, they do have great (not so sure about "guilt") blame.

      Thanks to the 'drive-by' media…..the masses remain in ignorance of that fact.

      As usual, excellent post Linda.

  • LindaRivera

    There is mostly silence about the horrors taking place against Libya's blacks.
    STOP the GENOCIDE of Blacks by the U.S. backed anti-Gaddafi, cruel Libya rebels!

    The Obama-supported rebels left in charge are now conducting a “large scale cleaning in the areas under their control with the extermination of all blacks in the capital”, according to The Independent.

    Barbaric atrocities, kidnappings and ruthless genocide of blacks in Libya by US/France/NATO backed Al-Qaeda/Hezbollah rebels has been going on for months.

    US/NATO who have waged war for months for Hezbollah and Al-Qaeda
    who MURDER our troops in Iraq-are RESPONSIBLE for stopping the genocide.

    US/NATO are also responsible for rescuing the many terrified blacks kidnapped by the rebels, including the kidnapped black children who have been horrifically abused by the black-hater Muslim rebels.

    Blacks must have human rights!

    STOP THE GENOCIDE!

  • LindaRivera

    Human rights investigations
    evidence-based, independent and rigorous investigation of human rights abuses
    Libyan rebel ethnic cleansing and lynching of black people

    Posted on July 7, 2011 by HRI Mark
    http://humanrightsinvestigations.org/2011/07/07/l

    Click on the above link. Absolutely horrifying. All made possible because of the totally unprovoked, illegal US/NATO war. Shocking ongoing barbaric atrocities and genocide of Blacks by the US backed anti-Gaddafi Muslim rebels has been going on for several months. Under Gaddafi, Blacks lived in safety. G-D help the Black people!

    "the brigade for purging slaves, black skin"
    - slogan seen painted in rebel country.

    Shame on the NAACP for their silence. Shame on them!

    • Beth

      It is a mystery to me, why any black person would choose to be a muslim or would defend muslims in any way. Have they never read the things said of them in the koran? They can start with the word "raisin" in a search engine for the koran (for the ones who have never done so – be prepared to be shocked).

      When the Lord's Prophets gave warnings of future events…..such as…..how things would be turned upside-down….this is one example of how correct He was.

      "Shame on the NAACP for their silence. Shame on them!" (could not agree more)

  • Trotdavid

    NAACP is a joke perpetrated on the US>

  • WilliamJamesWard

    I wonder if the naacp is registered as and agent of a foreign nation. What new
    falsity from hell are these baiters up to now, looking for wider support and from
    enemies of our Nation but hey possibly deep pockets to feed their money
    flow, no matter how odious nor dishonest the attempt. Those who oppose
    open and free elections and the safeguards to those elections will show
    up wherever enemies exist and the UN, yes hell's castle in America, it
    was just a matter of time…….naacp your day was over now you are just cheap
    huxters ala Sharpton and Jackson………………………………….William

    • mrbean

      “We are a congregation which is unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian,” says the Trinity United Church of Christ’s website in Chicago. “We are an African people and remain true to our native land, the mother continent, the cradle of civilization.” That’s just the beginning. The church has a “non-negotiable commitment to Africa,” according to its website, and its pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright, Jr. subscribes to what is called the Black Value System. The United States is a slave state, Wright says,

      • WilliamJamesWard

        Why does Wright stay, why is he not in Uganda or Sudan, why
        is Wright a fraud as a Christian, the same reason he is and
        anti-Semite and anti-White, because he is full of hate and envy.
        He was what Obama was drawn to for twenty years and part of
        the Obama history of anti-American bigotry………….William

      • Beth

        “We are a congregation which is unashamedly black and unapologetically Christian,” says the Trinity United Church of Christ’s website in Chicago.

        Glad you pointed that out William.

        Wright is a muslim….claiming to be Christian (very slick, I might add).

        You will know what is in the heart – by the words that come from the mouth.

        You HAVE TO abide by the Words of the New Testament in order to be a Christian. Wright can call himself a Christian until blue in the face and the 'cows come home'…but in the end…I do believe this will be said to him:

        Mat 25:41 Depart from Me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels

        You can not have muslims sitting before you (at the same table) nodding their heads in approval to what's being said – who call the Son of God an abomination (009.030 – 037.151 – 037.152 – 019.088 – 019.089) – and be a Christian too.

        obummer was/is one of those muslims who sat before that wright character – nodding his head in agreement – for 20 years (2 decades in one's life is a considerable amount of time…a fact that the 'drive-by' media refuses to mention – for the shame of it all).

        1Jo 5:12 He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life.

        1Jo 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son.

        I don't believe it could be made any simpler than that.

        With those facts put forth…..where does that leave islam?….who proudly calls the Son of God an abomination? …..and preaches beheadings, gang rape and crucifixions? (these are the abominations that that wright character stands for…and so does obummer)

        • WilliamJamesWard

          It leaves Islam in the pits of hell and rightly so for their conduct is and
          abomination before the Almighty, they worship a pagan Moon god
          and will be prohibited from the Kingdom and as they live outside God's law
          today they will be in outer darkness in eternity……………………….William

    • John_Kelly

      Great comment William. Very accurate & thought provoking.

      Keep up the good work.

    • Beth

      "now you are just cheap huxters ala Sharpton and Jackson"

      Their true spirit coming to light.

  • UCSPanther

    The NAACP also tried to save the Hi-Fi murderers from death row a number of years back by playing the race on the fact that all the perps were black.

    When they were in prison, all the other inmates, including the other african-american inmates treated them with contempt and they were even taunted by another condemned murderer as they were led to their fates.

  • FlyanSosser

    Surely, everybody (even the illegal mexicans that bode from the "Cacti of Mexico") knows by now the "racism scam" has become the biggest scam ever perpetrated in the United States in the history of the United States. This is why colleges all across America are now teaching courses on this huge "racism scam" that has been going on now for eons. Yes, you are right, most of these colleges have named their course "The Great Racism Scam 101", while a few other colleges have named their course "The Big Bad White Man 101". In the end, it doesn't matter the name of the course, all that matters is that a whole bunch of young people have signed-up to take the course and are learning a lot from the course. This is education the way it was meant to be……………genuine and unbiased and politically correct. WOW, I need to go to college to learn!

  • FlyanSosser

    Now for real life. The "Dirty War"–
    http://www.americancivilrightsreview.com/Aussieon

    Now for real life. The truth about "Black-on-White Rape"–
    http://archive.frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?…

    Now for real life. Affirmative-Action is going strong and is alive and well in the United States. Oh yes, it is alive and well–
    http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/07/a_horrible

    OK, I hear ya, I hear ya–you say there is no such thing as racism if such racism is directed toward the big-bad-white-man. Yeah, I hear ya, I hear ya. What a scam, I say. What a scam! I've got to give it to the blacks and the mexicans and the illegal mexicans and the muslims–what a scam!

  • FlyanSosser

    I have read my entries above and have determined they are politically correct.

  • John_Kelly

    The NAACP Sics the UN on Our Sovereign States……..do I smell TREASON.

    The NAACP like Al Sharpton is nothing more than a loud mouthed, race baiting, self serving, self aggrandizing circus act.

    • WilliamJamesWard

      Exactly John, exactly true and demeaning to black Americans, demeaning to
      white, brown et. al. Americans who are proud of our Nation and want to move
      forward to a life that is better with each generation and inclusive of all races
      and faithful to the Judeo-Christian ethic……………………………William

      • John_Kelly

        Thanks William I appreciate your comments and have read many of your other insightful comments in the past.

        Keep up the good work.

        I would like to clarify that the one American I admire more than any other on the planet at this time in history is African – American Congressman Allen West and although I think little of the NAACP, I did want anyone to think my views were a wholesale put down on African Americans.

        Sadly organizations like Acorn & the NAACP have only enhanced the "division" of this nation and a "house divided will not stand."

        Like you I am a great believer that the Judeo-Christian heritage was the bedrock that made America great and think you might find the following You Tube documentary fascinating

        it's a six part documentary on You Tube titled "America Under Judgment."

        It highlights over 90 major disasters in America since 1992 which have ALL happened within 24 hours of America putting pressure on Israel to give up land to her hostile Muslim neighbors.

        Part 1 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncZan8r6BNs
        Part 2 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZJDDBuVA28&fe….
        Part 3 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsuU88qJ8aM&fe….
        Part 4 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NrcHAsngA7I&fe….
        Part 5 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPsdkD_DOaM&fe….
        Part 6 of 6 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1M2sK_MveCA&fe….

        • WilliamJamesWard

          I also admire Congressman Allen West, a military Officer of proud
          accomplishments, revered in his home district and Americans are
          lucky to have a man of his stature in government. If only we had
          more like him with the moral courage to change Washington DC we
          will have a chance at a future for our posterity in a Nation that has
          proven standards, the ability to root out and keep out the corrupt
          and guarantee the safety and peace of our citizenry. Today it is as
          though the devil himself was in charge and life is not safe or secure
          for anyone and worse for the next generation, I am awaiting some time
          to take on your youtube contribution………..Regards, William

    • Beth

      "do I smell TREASON"

      Absolutely! Now….where are the leaders that will do something about it?

      • John_Kelly

        Beth you are right on the money !

  • Amused

    Funny , I cant recall ever going to the polling place and voting without FIRST being required -right at the door – to produce a voter registration card . And on that card is verification of WHO you are WHERE your legal residence is .and Party affiliation . Registeting to vote and updating that information [legal address and party affiliation [even NPA ] Now even if you have lost your card , your name will STILL appear on the very voter rolls , which are produced by listing registered voters -all that is then necessarry but acceptable i to produce verified I.D .There is NOTHING unfair , unreasonable or Un-Constitutional about that .

  • crankywhitewoman

    Yes, anybody that messes with the Jews is cursed. The Lord said of Israel “I will curse those who curse you, and bless those who bless you.” One need only look at the countries surrounding Israel to see that’s true. And let’s not forget the Sux-day war, where tiny little Israel, greatly outnumbered, kicked the crap out of her attackers. God has Israel in His hand, and He has promised to protect her. God doesn’t break promises.

  • Amused

    Having said that , IT ELIMINATES THE POSSIBILITY of voting more than ONE TIME , since your name is checked and you SIGN the voting roll . And since your particular polling place is predesignated according to address and district , you CAN NOT go nto another and vote again, since your name appears only on the roll at your designated polling location . Without a crd , lost or otherwise , you must provide acceptable forms of ID , either a drivers licence or that States Official ID card for non-drivers or those too old to be drivers -AGAIN this is fair , reasonable and Constitutional . YOU NEED EITHER OF THOSE TWO FORMS OF ID TO CASH A CHECK !

  • Amused

    The NAACP is way out of line , especially going to a quite useless organization like the U.N.
    It's JUST PLAIN STUPID .Voting irregularities or ABUSES are handle in US courts -we are capable -to go to the UN , IS IN FACT RACIST , on the part of NAACP .
    STUPID , just as some of the above PHONY CLAIMS of people voting 10 x's …that is just a lie and ridiculous – you can't vote again once ypour name has been checkeds off at the polls as having voted already at any given election .Ther is also NOTHING wrong with pre-voting , for the same process prevents multiple votes from nthe sdame person .Even if a person manages to get ahold of anothers ID or voter card , the worst that happens is that ONE victim has unwillingly given their proxy . And ONLY ONE VOTE .
    Unfortunately there are NITWITS om both sides of the issue -we have "peculiar gerry-mandering , and other idiots like * Steve D * who think nontaxpayers be deprived of the right to vote – THAT is worse than racist , it is FASCIST and COMMUNIST .

  • Amused

    …and of course , I would be remiss , not to mention RACIST IDIOTS like Mr.Bean , who is quite insistent [and persistent ] to bprove over and again he is a juvenile racist idiot , with his use of phony ebonics . Sorry Mr.Bean , but if none of the other tools here will say it , even TWO idiots who will give thumbs up tyo you , someone needs to point out the fact that you are an imbecile …may as well be me , since all these "good Americans " with so much to say, haven't the kahones to point out your racism , since some of their own statemens border on the same ,,,but are just not as overt .

    • mrbean

      Listen and learn! RACISM is the dispensing and/or withholding of privileges and/or punishments based on a person;'s race. Examples of racism are affirmative action, the moratorium on the execution of blacks convicted and sentenced in Maryland, job quotas, admissions quotas, and minority contractor set asides, and the fact there is even such a thing as the "Black Caucus" in the Congress of the United States. What I am doing is ridiculing the real behavior, actual way they talk without their foul language and showing the mindsets by most blacks have because their so-called black leadership keeps them down on the Democratic plantation.

  • Beth

    even TWO idiots who will give thumbs up tyo you , someone needs to point out the fact that you are an imbecile

    Such a tiresome narcistic self-appointed judge you are amused. You'd fit right in with the UN croud.

    • Amused

      Beth , you're a moron , and what I stated went right over your head .Try wiping the froth from your mouth and go back and RE-READ what I said , thereby saving yourself from the embarrassment of making a fool of yourself TWICE .

      • Amused

        ..lol…and don't feel that you are alone , for there are atleast TWO fellow morons who gave you the thumbs up .

      • Beth

        At the risk of "making a fool of yourself TWICE"….

        I may be a fool….but one thing that I am not…is a murderer. Shame on you amused…for ALL of your posts are in defence of murderers.

  • Amused

    Mr .Bean , face it my freind , you are beyond puberty [I assume ] and therefore responsible for your words .And if words have any meaning you expose yourself as being a racist YOURSELF , irregardless of what may be said about the NAACP. And dont be too quick and HYPOCRITICAL to criticize "foul language " , because although you are a dullard [and most likely incapable of realizing it ], foul language consists of much more than the mere expletives in the parlance of our time . So do not compound your stupidity by attempting to offer that pathetic rationale for the things that expectorate from your mouth .

    • Beth

      addressed to mrbean by amused: "do not compound your stupidity by attempting to offer that pathetic rationale for the things that expectorate from your mouth"

      You should take your own advice amused (jus sayin)…some of your words are (simply put) plain sickening…. not just in this post….but in just about all of them.

  • Amused

    Beth , I can not find the words to describe how inconsequential a mentality such as your is to me . And would you defend mr.Bean ? So ,since you have chosen to make a fool of yourself a second time ….wear it well Beth . The truth is always unwelcomed to a pack of liars , and it usually cuts deep as I can see your ego has been wounded . Oh well , I didn't make you the moron that you are , nor that which mr.Bean is , nor the total assssholes that agree with you . If you would have taken my advice and reread the post that you blindly criticized , you would see too , that you are the complete fool that I stated you are .

  • guest

    It's probably just a coincidence that most if not all of these proposed measures negatively impact low income and minority voters. There is simply no other explanation that a most stunning coincidence, though perhaps some of the sharp minds here have some insight that i am missing. I'm very eager to hear.

    And I'm sure the fact that voter fraud is actually a non-issue in terms of its prevalence is really just a Democratic Party conspiracy to keep the white man in his place. http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/opinion/the-myt

  • The Compliance Campaign

    "The United Nations has no jurisdiction whatsoever to investigate how the sovereign governments of our nation’s fifty states choose to conduct elections in their states…"

    That is not actually true. As a state party to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, the United States must report to the Human Rights Committee every five years on its compliance with the ICCPR, which among other things, sets basic standards for democratic elections. Your article here is not factually accurate.

  • Joseph Klein

    You are not addressing the issue raised in the article with regard to UN jurisdiction.

    Article 40 of the ICCPR provides for the submission to the Human Rights Committee (now the Council) by the treaty State Parties of "reports on the measures they have adopted which give effect to the rights recognized herein and on the progress made in the enjoyment of those rights: (a) Within one year of the entry into force of the present Covenant for the States Parties concerned;
    (b) Thereafter whenever the Committee so requests."

    As my article noted, the Obama administration submitted such a report. The issue here is whether the Human Rights Council or any other UN body has jurisdiction to act upon a complaint from a non-governmental organization and investigate how any of our fifty sovereign states determine to conduct elections within their own borders, particularly when our domestic courts have not been given an opportunity to first hear and decide the matter. Neither the Human Rights Council or any other UN body has such jurisdiction.