Rick Perry on Civil Rights
Republican Governor (TX)
Perry, speaking from the library in the Governor's Mansion, referred to a portrait of Sam Houston. He told how Houston's principled stand against slavery cost him his governorship. "That's the type of principled leadership that I hope people across this country on this issue of Scouts and keeping the Boy Scouts the kind of organization that it is today," Perry said. "If we change and become more like pop culture, young men will be not as well served, America will not be as well served and Boy Scouts will start on a decline," Perry said.
Wrong. The Civil Rights Act, which, among many things, prohibited private discrimination in so-called public accommodations, such as hotels and restaurants, was the glorious fulfillment of the principles of the Declaration of Independence and, ultimately, the intent behind passage of the Reconstruction Era amendments. I believe there was ample basis for the establishment of that law in that following the Civil War the people ratified three amendments, the purpose of which was to give the federal government the power to fight racial discrimination.
I don't even know what that means, but it certainly has nothing to do with the Constitution or the law.
The real concern lies with the direction the Court clearly wishes to take the nation yet refuses to admit. Gay marriage will soon be the policy of the United States, irrespective of federalism the Constitution, or the wishes of the American people. Not because it actually is protected in the Constitution, but because judges will declare it so.
In that 2006 case, despite a challenge to the whole statewide redistricting plan, the Supreme Court held that one of the congressional districts Texas had drawn was in violation of the Voting Rights Act.
I had always thought that the Voting Rights Act served to ensure that minorities were able to vote freely. But while politics has always caused the formation of odd-shaped districts due to so-called gerrymandering, the Voting Rights Act has now become, in effect, federally mandated & judicially enforced gerrymandering on the basis of race
In 1976 the National Governors Association expressed support for ratification and implementation of the Equal Rights Amendment, which would constitutionally guarantee full citizenship rights and opportunities for women. In 1982 the drive for ratification fell short, and efforts to initiate the amendatory process were taken.
The National Governors Association reaffirms its support for the principles embodied in the Equal Rights Amendment, i.e., that equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or any state on the basis of gender.
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