Editorial: Court ignores amendment flaws

  • Article by: EDITORIAL BOARD
  • Updated: August 30, 2012 - 4:35 PM

Voters deserve to see full text on ballots.

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xorcistAug. 28, 12 8:59 PM

Okay, so our highest court ignores flaws in the amendment title that they acknowledge are deceptive and misleading, then rule that the partisan legislature can make up any title they like, despite a 1919 state law giving that power to the Secretary of State.

So, unless they rule that law is unconstitutional, how do they justify ignoring that law in favor of letting partisan hacks do it?

Enquiring minds want to know.

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whallingAug. 28, 12 9:13 PM

This issue is so clear. Citizens should be allowed to vote. Non-citizens should not be allowed to vote. Poll workers should allow only citiizens to vote. Any time a non-citizen votes the value of a citizen's vote is diminished.

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sunnyreaderAug. 28, 12 9:51 PM

They did indeed make getting the truth out harder. Sad.

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vikingrob2Aug. 28, 1210:03 PM

The problem with the voter ID proposal is the purpose for which it is proposed: voter suppression, with the impact falling disproportionately inside the 494/694 loop, in St. Louis County, in Northfield, Mankato, and St. Peter.

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LicoriceAug. 28, 1210:08 PM

whalling says: "Citizens should be allowed to vote. Non-citizens should not be allowed to vote. Poll workers should allow only citiizens to vote." I agree wholeheartedly. Now tell me exactly how showing a picture ID will ensure this. It won't. Your drivers license, for example, doesn't state that you are a U.S. citizen.

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xorcistAug. 28, 1210:08 PM

whalling wrote: "This issue is so clear. Citizens should be allowed to vote. Non-citizens should not be allowed to vote."

If it's so clear to you, then why haven't you been able to produce all these fraudulent votes you claim have happened, and are happening? The answer is simple: they don't exist, except in your own reality distortion field.

If all these fraudulent votes you claim are actually happening, then logically that means your Republican brethren have all been elected fraudulently, therefore they do not represent the will of The People. Thus, your attempts to rig elections by disenfranchising students, the elderly and many others are reflective of your desperation to gain power no matter the cost to others. That's neither Democratic, nor is it any way to represent the electorate.

For a group of people who seem to believe they're so smart and better than Democrats at everything, you lack the ability to see the logical flaws in your own arguments.

Your mantra of voter fraud is nothing more than a tautology, meant solely to gin up fear and hatred of minorities who may "look illegal", and prevent typical Democratic voters from casting their votes. It reeks of desperation, because Republicans are desperate.

It is impossible for a Republican to learn what they think they already know. — Epictetus

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gandy10Aug. 28, 1210:49 PM

"So, unless they rule that law is unconstitutional, how do they justify ignoring that law in favor of letting partisan hacks do it?" Sounds exactly how the Unaffordable Care Act was passed

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ranger1873Aug. 28, 1211:07 PM

Let's see if I have this straight. The Minnesota Supreme Court says it doesn't have the authority to rewrite statute or rename an item that is passed by the duly constituted lawmaking bodies of the State of Minnesota. The editorial board of this newspaper says it knows more about state law than the Minnesota Supreme Court and says the Court should have marched in lockstep with liberal litigants. No wonder nobody takes this newspaper seriously.

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justthetruthAug. 28, 1211:18 PM

The Star Tribune didn't have any problem with the SCOTUS upholding Obamacare as the responsibility of the legislative branch. Now here the SCOM upholds the right of the legislature to propose amendments and title them and it's not all right. Hmm, interesting.

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falcon1680Aug. 28, 1211:31 PM

Licorice - I agree wholeheartedly. Now tell me exactly how showing a picture ID will ensure this. It won't. Your drivers license, for example, doesn't state that you are a U.S. citizen. ------------------- We've also been voting for over 200 years WITHOUT IDs. And forcing IDs won't fix the issue because the issue doesn't exist.

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