That the ELECTED might never form to themselves an interest
    separate from the ELECTORS, prudence will point out the
    propriety of having elections often.

    — Thomas Paine, Common Sense, 1776
Let me get this straight - corporations are people, but teachers aren’t?

pberntsen on Romney’s argument that teachers unions donating money to political campaigns is a “conflict of interest”

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A general question: What can someone do if they live in a state that is currently suppressing voters? I'm trying to put something together on Facebook to inform people about Voter Registration and such.

neptuniandiamonds-deactivated20

A great general resource for voting rules and procedures by State is www.canIvote.org.

For obvious reasons, many of these Republican schemes are targeted at young adults, especially college students. A great resource for college students is NYU’s The Brennan Center for Justice Student Voting Guide, which features an interactive map with concise voter ID requirements for students.

The clock is ticking and NOW is the time to find out whether their out-of-state driver’s license or student ID is acceptable for voter registration in the state where they attend school/will be voting. Best bet for all is to have undisputable proof-of-citizenship such as Birth Certificate or Passport.

Here’s an excerpt from The Brennan Center’s summary of the most common scheme Republicans have implemented to suppress the vote:

  • Photo ID laws - At least thirty-four states introduced legislation that would require voters to show photo identification in order to vote. Photo ID bills were signed into law in seven states: Alabama, Kansas, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. By contrast, before the 2011 legislative session, only two states had ever imposed strict photo ID requirements. The number of states with laws requiring voters to show government-issued photo identification has quadrupled in 2011. To put this into context, 11 percent of American citizens do not possess a government-issued photo ID; that is over 21 million citizens. On November 8, 2011, Mississippi also passed a constitutional amendment by ballot initiative, requiring government-issued photo ID to vote.
  • Proof of citizenship laws - At least twelve states introduced legislation that would require proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate, to register or vote. Proof of citizenship laws passed in Alabama, Kansas, and Tennessee. Previously, only two states had passed proof of citizenship laws, and only one had put such a requirement in effect. The number of states with such a requirement has more than doubled.
  • Making voter registration harder - At least thirteen states introduced bills to end highly popular Election Day and same-day voter registration, limit voter registration mobilization efforts, and reduce other registration opportunities. Maine passed a law eliminating Election Day registration, and Ohio ended its weeklong period of same-day voter registration. Florida, Illinois and Texas passed laws restricting voter registration drives, and Florida and Wisconsin passed laws making it more difficult for people who move to stay registered and vote. Fortunately, on November 8, 2011, Maine citizens approved a ballot initiative to reinstate Election Day registration.
  • Reducing early and absentee days. - At least nine states introduced bills to reduce their early voting periods, and four tried to reduce absentee voting opportunities. Florida, Georgia, Ohio, Tennessee, and West Virginia succeeded in enacting bills reducing early voting. Making it harder to restore voting rights.

Download Brennan Center Summary PDF

“Can’t change Washington from the inside” isn’t Obama’s surrender. It’s his declaration of war.



Through their actions and words, Republican Legislators in The United States Congress, Republican Governors in numerous states, and Republican Justices on The United States Supreme Court have demonstrated that:

  1. their Pledge to Grover Norquist supersedes their Congressional Oath of Office to defend the U.S. Constitution
  2. they do not believe in the Separation of Church and State as defined in the U.S. Constitution
  3. they do not believe in the Right to Vote in Fair Elections as defined in the U.S. Constitution
  4. they believe that 'American Corporation' is synonymous with 'American Citizen' and, as such, corporations are accorded the same rights as We The People
  5. they believe that legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress, and in State Houses from sea to shining sea, is not meant to serve or assist the Will of The People, but to serve and assist only the Will of the Corporations

By committing these Heinous Acts of Treason, the Republican Party has irrevocably declared war on We The People, leaving us with only one option:


We The People Hereby Declare War


On The Republican Party

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VoterID.me - Find out what the voter ID requirements are in your state


sarahlee310:

NOTE:  With all the states having ID laws contested, info could change pretty quickly.

Live in a Republican-controlled state?

NOW is the time to find out what they’ve done to suppress YOUR vote,
and what YOU can do about it »

♬ And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for?Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn, next stop is in Iran ♬

Every time the Notorious Vietnam Draft-Dodger Mitt Romney starts rattling his chickenhawk neocon sabers, Country Joe starts playing in my head.

♬ Be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box ♬

And it’s one, two, three, what are we fighting for?
Don’t ask me, I don’t give a damn, next stop is in Iran


Every time the Notorious Vietnam Draft-Dodger Mitt Romney starts rattling his chickenhawk neocon sabers, Country Joe starts playing in my head.


Be the first one on your block to have your boy come home in a box


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demnewswire:

kandykoatedsuga:

…Me neither! 

WOMEN.BARACKOBAMA.COM
BARACKOBAMA.COM/OURVOTE

(OT, but red plaid pumps: Want)

demnewswire:

kandykoatedsuga:

…Me neither! 

WOMEN.BARACKOBAMA.COM

BARACKOBAMA.COM/OURVOTE

(OT, but red plaid pumps: Want)

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demnewswire:

Register to vote | Volunteer | Contribute


And to young adults who think Medicare doesn’t concern them…
FACT: The Romney/Ryan Plan will 1) Eliminate Medicare and 2) give the Social Security taxes your parents have paid all their lives to Wall Street to gamble with.
What that means to you is:
If your parents are under 55 as of 2013, the Romney/Ryan plan will shift financial responsibility for your parents post-retirement health care directly on to you.
In addition, you better really hope that Wall Street does well, or their everyday living expenses will be on you, too. (No guarantee of Wall Street doing well, of course — see Toxic Assets & The George W. Bush Market Crash of 2008).

demnewswire:

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And to young adults who think Medicare doesn’t concern them…

FACT: The Romney/Ryan Plan will 1) Eliminate Medicare and 2) give the Social Security taxes your parents have paid all their lives to Wall Street to gamble with.

What that means to you is:

If your parents are under 55 as of 2013, the Romney/Ryan plan will shift financial responsibility for your parents post-retirement health care directly on to you.

In addition, you better really hope that Wall Street does well, or their everyday living expenses will be on you, too. (No guarantee of Wall Street doing well, of course — see Toxic Assets & The George W. Bush Market Crash of 2008).

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demnewswire:

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And to young adults who think Medicare doesn’t concern them…
FACT: The Romney/Ryan Plan will 1) Eliminate Medicare and 2) give the Social Security taxes your parents have paid all their lives to Wall Street to gamble with.
What that means to you is:
If your parents are under 55 as of 2013, the Romney/Ryan plan will shift financial responsibility for your parents post-retirement health care directly on to you.
In addition, you better really hope that Wall Street does well, or their everyday living expenses will be on you, too. (No guarantee of Wall Street doing well, of course — see Toxic Assets & The George W. Bush Market Crash of 2008).

demnewswire:

Register to vote | Volunteer | Contribute

And to young adults who think Medicare doesn’t concern them…

FACT: The Romney/Ryan Plan will 1) Eliminate Medicare and 2) give the Social Security taxes your parents have paid all their lives to Wall Street to gamble with.

What that means to you is:

If your parents are under 55 as of 2013, the Romney/Ryan plan will shift financial responsibility for your parents post-retirement health care directly on to you.

In addition, you better really hope that Wall Street does well, or their everyday living expenses will be on you, too. (No guarantee of Wall Street doing well, of course — see Toxic Assets & The George W. Bush Market Crash of 2008).

Republican financial policy is a Huxley-esque dystopian financial rain of hell fire and brimstone.

underthemountainbunker:

recall-all-republicans-2012:

Occupy the Polls!
Register and Vote!

This year let’s vote in a Congress that POTUS can work with. Put these anti-government “public servants” out of their misery.
Register to vote | Volunteer | Contribute

Is it TREASON yet?

underthemountainbunker:

recall-all-republicans-2012:

Occupy the Polls!

Register and Vote!

This year let’s vote in a Congress that POTUS can work with. Put these anti-government “public servants” out of their misery.

Register to vote | Volunteer | Contribute

Is it TREASON yet?

mittromney:

Paul and Mitt are hitting the road together in Ohio and you to have the chance join! Enter today http://mi.tt/NJ1mMH

Ladies & Gentleman — Allow us to present the Worst Presidential Ticket in U.S. History! Now with ZERO Foreign Policy Experience between them, and the extra added bonus of declaring war on Iran AND your daughters, granddaughters, wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters and aunts!

(PS:  style=MSONormal in your HTML? Seriously? Welcome to 1996 :-)

mittromney:

Paul and Mitt are hitting the road together in Ohio and you to have the chance join! Enter today http://mi.tt/NJ1mMH

Ladies & Gentleman — Allow us to present the Worst Presidential Ticket in U.S. History! Now with ZERO Foreign Policy Experience between them, and the extra added bonus of declaring war on Iran AND your daughters, granddaughters, wives, girlfriends, mothers, sisters and aunts!

(PS:  style=MSONormal in your HTML? Seriously? Welcome to 1996 :-)

demnewswire:

See how President Obama has worked to make college more affordable

President Obama’s “Pay As You Earn” program caps monthly federal student loan repayment at 10% of monthly discretionary income, meaning that a responsible student can choose the college they want to attend based on their career goals and not only the price of tuition. Families can know that as long as students make their payments on time, they won’t owe more than they can reasonably afford each month.

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan would roll back this plan, suggesting students “shop around” if they want to go to college.

See how the President’s plan is helping typical students afford college.

Why do Republicans hate Americans?

Why do Republicans hate Americans?

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Is it TREASON yet?

Is it TREASON yet?

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pro-aggressive:

stfuhypocrisy:

They also attempted to repeal ‘Obamacare’ 33 times, on the tax payer’s dime. Can we please stop calling them fiscal conservatives now?

Reblog until Nov 6th.

Is it TREASON yet?

pro-aggressive:

stfuhypocrisy:

They also attempted to repeal ‘Obamacare’ 33 times, on the tax payer’s dime. Can we please stop calling them fiscal conservatives now?

Reblog until Nov 6th.

Is it TREASON yet?

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Schadenfreude
(google it)