“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.

Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

The right of citizens of the United States to vote ... repeat. Repeat again, SCOTUS !


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The obvious ways the msm reports...

Stealing America: Vote By Vote
US Supreme Court crushes campaign finance restrictions

and the not so obvious the msm rarely reports...

DC Vote blocked by Bob Barr - 10/21/00

They never outlawed all Slavery,
Jim Crow is living well under the same bigoted disenfranchisement.

NRA Sponsored Mandatory Minimum Sentences
☛ Slavery: Another Fine Product Still Made in the USA
☛ Koch Roaches A.L.E.C. Drug Detention Centers

Slave Labor Means Big Bucks For U.S. Corporations
Which western country never fully abolished slavery?

Contrary to what we may learn in school, the American Civil War did not see the complete abolition of slavery in 1865. The 13th Amendment to their constitution reads "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude except as punishment for a crime..."

Great numbers of newly freed blacks were quickly 'convicted' and forced to work without pay in state prisons. For those unfortunates all that happened was that ownership of slaves transferred from private parties to the state. Today, with the advent of private, profit-making prisons and prison factories slavery still exists and is moving back to the private sector.

The Racist Ganjawar
☛ Using the drug war to keep blacks from voting
☛ Re-Inventing Jim Crow

Ignorant Jeff Orders Moral thing to do. Profit Prisons
☛ AG Sessions orders tougher prison sentences
as the 'right and moral thing to do'
☛ Trumpcare Will Make the Opioid Crisis Worse
Many of the states that voted Trump into office are among the hardest hit by the opioid epidemic—and are the most dependent on Obamacare for substance abuse treatment.

Prisons: America's Newest Growth Industry
Private prison companies have some powerful allies in the fight for stiffer sentences and more prison spending. For example, the California Correctional Peace Officers Association, which has grown from 4,000 to 23,000 in the last decade, gave more than $1 million to various California state politicians in 1996. The prison lobby is also supported by the National Rifle Association. Armed with an agenda of deflecting public fear away from guns and toward people, the NRA successfully lobbies for prison construction and three-strikes-and-you're-out laws.

How Many Americans Do the Cops Kill Each Year?
By the end of 2015, the Washington Post counted 990 people shot dead by police; the Guardian counted 1,146 killed; Fatal Encounters recorded 1,357 killed.

It’s a simple and important question, but, until this year, the shocking answer was “we have no idea.” There is no central authority systematically keeping track of killings by law enforcement, and police in most states are not required to report the use of lethal force to anyone.

Heston died, NRA's Mandatory Minimum Didn't

Heston was a supporter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., calling him “a 20th century Moses for his people,” and participated in the march on Washington in 1963.

Race and Imprisonment in the Drug War
A new study released yesterday by the widely known human rights watchdog group Human Rights Watch promises to generate great interest among the mass media and other interested parties. "Punishment and Prejudice: Racial Disparities in the War on Drugs" charges that the war on drugs has been waged overwhelmingly against black Americans, and includes the first state-by-state analysis of the role of race and drugs in prison admissions. All of the 37 states Human Rights Watch studied send black drug offenders to prison at far higher rates than whites. Heston served four terms as president of the National Rifle Association between 1997 and 2001. He became one of the organization's most effective spokesmen.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums

Kochroach & Aleech...
Immigrant detention and private prisons...Wed May 18, 2011Today many have had their eyes opened regarding the huge profits made off of what is commonly called the "Prison Industrial Complex." Suddenly awareness has turned from disbelief to anger as taxpayers realize the screwing private prison companies, their lobbyists and elected Legislators have been giving them for more than three decades now.

Americans for Forfeiture Reform

Drug War Statistics
☛ Amount spent annually in the U.S. on the war on drugs: More than $51,000,000,000
☛ Number of arrests in 2015 in the U.S. for drug law violations: 1,488,707
☛ Number of people arrested for a marijuana law violation in 2015: 643,121
☛ Number of those charged with marijuna law violations who were arrested for possession only: 574,641 (89 percent)

The NRA strikes Back By Chris Bryson
An important and largely overlooked force driving the prison boom in the United States is the National Rifle Association. With a membership of some 3 million, an estimated war chest of $140 million, and paid lobbyists in ail 50 states, the NRA has thrown its weight behind so-called "get tough on crime" measures and prison-building initiatives.

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