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Supreme Court to Hear Voting Rights Challenge: Constitutional Clash of Titans

Daniel982 Wrote: Feb 17, 2013 11:23 AM
Raising the bar for citizenship may be more appropriate. Heinlein had an interesting premise in his book "Starship Troopers" . It was even mentioned in the movie. Citizenship was EARNED, it was not a birthright. In the early scenes of the book (and movie) there was even reference to the demise of the United States as a result of a welfare voter block.

In late February, the United States Supreme Court will consider a case that invokes American history, constitutional meaning, and the realities of present-day voting in a large portion of our nation. Shelby County, Alabama has challenged the proper scope of key enforcement provisions of the Voting Rights Act – and though pundits are making this case racially charged, it is far more a question of the power of federal versus state governments under the Constitution.

Shelby County, Alabama is a bustling suburban county near Birmingham. It’s a remarkable, growing community, like thousands of similar communities all across America.

Yet Shelby County,...