Tuesday, May 09, 2006

GOP Wants English Only Ballots

In a barnyard attempt to whittle down the Hispanic voting block, scornful House Republicans are seeking to change the 1965 Voting Rights Act. By allowing the provision for language assistance to expire, the bigoted GOP hope to exclude Hispanic voters that do not have a command of the English language, despite the fact that English has yet to be recognized as the official language of the United States.

"The Voting Rights Act was designed to prevent discrimination from interfering with citizens' ability to vote. When the act was extended in 1975, Congress added the section that requires some jurisdictions to provide bilingual ballots and translators."

The more the GOP tries to strike down the Latino population, the more they show their lack of tolerance and justice. The House Reps cite concerns of increased risk of election fraud, however, they fail to explain how illegal immigrants get to vote in the first place? They aren't citizens! Could they be saying that they believe that local and state election officials are too inept to tell the difference?

And what of the American citizens that do not speak English? Do they not get to vote ever again?

The GOP's contempt against Hispanics is absolutely a mockery of the American way of life and an embarrassment to us in the eyes of the global community.

Tying the Hands of the Hispanic Voters

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