When dealing with a "fresh" news story, it is reasonable to wait for the actual details to come out. What you read early on (and, as you well know, if you pay attention, what you see -- specially on cellphone videos) is a small part of what occurred... I can understand believing the first reports you're likely to have found, if you're that kind of person.
But the vitriol in your post (...your point, I take it) is indicative of a deep-seated animus.
BTW: The officer who shot Blake had seven years on the force -- not quite a rookie, eh?
From where did you get that he fired eight shots?
Eight holes, seven rounds fired... Pretty good shootin'! (I say it, so SF doesn't have to! )
Well, he's shared some of his qualifications that buttress his opinions... (I take him at his word; and, often, he understands things that most people don't.)
(Smiley, sorry for jumping in like that... I know you can -ahem!- defend yourself.
I happen to recall that California and Texas and everything in between used to be Mexico up to 1845. So Hispanics used to inhabit those areas, as have Native Americans, while the falsely-named "Americans" are recent immigrants there.
Registering own citizens properly should be basic. The prevalent mood in the USA seems to be that things must remain as they are - own citizens should have the "liberty" of being free from ID cards.
Do you seriously contend that, unless one can trace their origins to the land they inhabit back to the last ice age, their sovereignty has no legitimacy?
About voter registration:If your country shared a large border with another poorer one whose culture was in many ways at odds with yours, you'd take citizenship more seriously!
Since the Democrats are dead set against any determination of how many actual citizens we have...
You say we "occasionally manage" to disenfranchise large numbers of "actual citizens". You can't spend the rest of your life viewing the world around you from a comfy perch in your WayBack Machine, ersi... Since the mid-1960s, the only people who don't vote are those who choose not to, or non-citizens.
I'm confused: What is your point, since you both decry ID cards but insist a rational state must "register" its citizens?Help me out here.
The prevalent mood in the USA seems to be that things must remain as they are - own citizens should have the "liberty" of being free from ID cards.
Oh man. After all these years, you still have not taken a look at the map. If you feel threatened by Mexico (why not by territorially far bigger Canada?), then Estonia absolutely must feel threatened by Russia.
After calculating the number of voters who had died, had addresses that the Postal Service considered not "mailable," among other factors, the report came to the lower figure of 198,351 voters who still lived at their registered address and were therefore wrongfully removed.
You say "the Republicans more so than the Democrats" don't want to determine how many citizens reside here. How do you support this counter-factual claim?
it's the actual numbers of migrants of all stripes actually crossing those borders that is worrisome.
How many of those "wrongfully removed" voters then renewed their registration?
Compare how it works over here. Every household gets invitations to voting. There is no need to register, as every citizen registered to a particular address (based on the population registry) is invited. Regardless of getting the invitation, every citizen gets to vote with ID card on voting day. The invitation is not the permission to vote. The ID card is. As a bonus, we have no need for something like ACLU.
You said "the Democrats are dead set against any determination of how many actual citizens we have..."
Since you haven't defined citizens
you cannot claim to know the actual numbers of migrants of all stripes
Thus you completely self-debunk your previous claim
There's a govt office removing people from voter registration. Is there also a govt office informing people that they have been removed from voter registration?
Every household gets invitations to voting. There is no need to register, as every citizen registered to a particular address (based on the population registry) is invited. Regardless of getting the invitation, every citizen gets to vote with ID card on voting day. The invitation is not the permission to vote. The ID card is.
we have no need for something like ACLU
but evidently every registered citizen automatically receives an invitation
This is the difference between people not voting on account of being lazy, forgetful or purposefully choosing not to, and actively erecting barriers to ensure as few people as possible will vote. (emphasis added)
We don't have a "citizen registry"...
About Cook County: https://ova.elections.il.gov/ and https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/agency/early-voting
But not to worry! Actual knowledge of circumstances here would obviate it... (I'll wait.)
My implicit point was how comparatively bad even Illinois is.
Any additional hurdle increases the chance that someone drops out along the way, and some hurdles affect certain groups much more than others. Something doesn't have to be explicit disenfranchisement or capital B Bad to be a problem worth fixin
IDs/driver's licenses have an address requirement as well as a requirement to keep the address up to date, and if they're required anyway it's an unwelcome additional hurdle to have to request things that you have a constitutional right to. (underling added)
here are some commonly known facts
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Did you notice the row over a re-introduction of a citizenship question? It went to the U.S. Supreme Court!https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/27/us/citizenship-question-census.htmlhttps://www.tbf.org/blog/2018/march/understanding-the-census-citizenship-question-debate
That's the simple point I've been trying to get you reasonable folk to understand: The Democrats oppose any ID/Driver's license requirement.... To them, that's disenfranchisement!Must Americans be taken by the hand like children and be monitored as they vote? I don't buy that. The Dems do.Can one vote in the Netherlands, if one doesn't have ID?
As Ronald Reagan said a long time ago: "It's not what you don't know, it's what you know that ain't so..."
Your sources allege nefarious motives to the Republican push for the citizenship question in census. Can you show such motives are not there?
the citizenship question in census does not jibe well with the libertarian-slanted Republican values
The tomato family is out for a Sunday stroll and Junior lags behind. Papa stops, waits, and swats the boy, squishing him, saying "Ketchup..."
those nefarious motives cannot be ruled out
By the way, many Hispanics - your primary example for illegal immigrants - tend to vote Republican. Marco Rubio is a Republican, which seems to be the case with the whole Cuban-descent bunch. Due to Catholic family values, most of the rest of the Hispanic community leans the same way.
Both parties like to play the gerrymandering and the voter-fraud game. The solution would not be too difficult - such controversies do not exist in any civilised country. It's just that USA refuses to be civilised.
if you require things such as IDs the state has an obligation to make such things as IDs cheaply and easily available
Most states I've been in do. I know our federal system strikes most Europeans as bizarre, but it is what it is: Rules vary.
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