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May 2005 Archives

May 27, 2005

Supreme Ballot Access

Recently the US Supreme Court ruled against the Libertarian Party of Oklahoma in their Ballot Access suit. The court overturned a unanimous 10th Circuit Court of Appeals finding in favor of the Libertarian Party. The court ruled that the state of Oklahoma does not have to allow members of other parties to vote in its primary.

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Posted by Rhinehold at 2:23 PM

May 10, 2005

Have We Crossed The Rubicon?

Rubicon: a line that when crossed permits of no return and typically results in irrevocable commitment.

Just a few hours ago, the senate passed H.R.1268, which included the Real ID act. And to no one's surprise, there was little debate, and the bill passed with flying colors... it was a unanimous vote.

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Posted by Andrew Parker at 9:35 PM

May 9, 2005

Take Action Quickly

The Senate is expected to vote tomorrow on an appropriations bill with the Real ID act riding along. Please take this opportunity to contact your senators and let them know you are against this bill. A website has been set up to make this action a little easier. (Read here for my previous post on this subject.)

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Posted by Andrew Parker at 2:17 PM

May 6, 2005

DeLay Calls for Greater Humility; Oh Please!

Is this guy kidding? Tom Delay calling for humility and responsibility, please, does he even know what those two words mean? Speaking at the 54th annual National Day of Prayer, Delay said,

Just think of what we could accomplish if we checked our pride at the door, if collectively we all spent less time taking credit and more time deserving it… if we spent less time ducking responsibility and more time welcoming it, if we spent less time on our soapboxes and more time on our knees.

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"Real" Disturbing News

Expecting heavy resistance in the Senate, the Real ID bill was instead attached to an appropriations bill which will fund our troops in Iraq and send aid to tsunami victims. Needless to say, it passed the House on Thursday and is expected to pass the Senate next week. Does it need mentioning that Bush has signed every bill to cross his desk?

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Posted by Andrew Parker at 11:01 AM