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    Justice Dept. blocks school choice in Louisiana

    Justice Dept. blocks school choice in Louisiana | Human Events

    The proper response to any liberal who claims to be “pro-choice” is to laugh at them. They’re not in favor of people “choosing” anything, especially when those choices threaten the Left’s power structure. We might be allowed some modest latitude within a narrow range of options the State has prepared for us… but true, unbounded choice and its consequences are not permitted. Liberals don’t think the Little People can be trusted with that kind of power. Who knows what they might do with it?
    The Wall Street Journal finds it bitterly ironic that Attorney General Eric Holder is nailing the doors of failing public schools in Louisiana shut, trapping the kids inside, on the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have a Dream” speech:
    Late last week, Justice asked a federal court to stop 34 school districts in the Pelican State from handing out private-school vouchers so kids can escape failing public schools. Mr. Holder’s lawyers claim the voucher program appears “to impede the desegregation progress” required under federal law. Justice provides little evidence to support this claim, but there couldn’t be a clearer expression of how the civil-rights establishment is locked in a 1950s time warp.
    Passed in 2012, Louisiana’s state-wide program guarantees a voucher to students from families with incomes below 250% of poverty and who attend schools graded C or below. The point is to let kids escape the segregation of failed schools, and about 90% of the beneficiaries are black.


    Giving kids in failing schools vouchers so they can go to a better school is in violation of the desegregation act in schools? Rally? Or is it that Mr. Holder sees a threat to the leftist power base and is trying to stop that threat at the expense of the education of these kids stuck in the failing school systems.

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    I don't think he can do that but Holder is not one to respect the law but use it as a club to do his bidding. He thinks he is above the law.

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    I will state once again: NEVER, in my life, have I seen a US Attorney General so flippant with his duties. Did anyone tell him that his duty is to ENFORCE the Law, not selectively enforce political agendas?

    Oh, well, I suppose he has the same general loyalty to the US Constitution that his boss does....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    I will state once again: NEVER, in my life, have I seen a US Attorney General so flippant with his duties. Did anyone tell him that his duty is to ENFORCE the Law, not selectively enforce political agendas?

    Oh, well, I suppose he has the same general loyalty to the US Constitution that his boss does....
    Congress is just as guilty, maybe more so cause they will not set the record straight.

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    Congress is just as guilty, maybe more so cause they will not set the record straight.
    Absolutely. Congress is completely falling down on the job. They've delegated away most of their Powers of significance. Thereby destroying our system of checks and balances. Which is why we end up with things like the military-industrial complex, who then turn around and "buy" our Congressmen with lobbying money.

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    Because the public school system is doing such a bang up job of getting away from de facto segregation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nonsqtr View Post
    Absolutely. Congress is completely falling down on the job. They've delegated away most of their Powers of significance. Thereby destroying our system of checks and balances. Which is why we end up with things like the military-industrial complex, who then turn around and "buy" our Congressmen with lobbying money.

    The only people watching over the Congressmen are the People. Us. You 'n' me.
    Yea, I suppose, but every damn time I think I am voting for the right guy it turns out to be the wrong guy. When I first saw Obama at the convention and he gave that rousing speech I thought there is a guy who would make a good president. Boy was I wrong.

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    Just love the way you remove the court system out of the equation. Holder himself can't block school choice. He's using the proper venue , the courts, to examine whether these schools are in violation of federal law. If the courts finds they aren't they'll rule accordingly. I don't see what the problem is here. Oh and btw, bringing up Martin Luther King Jr ,the way the article does, is disgusting. Martin Luther King Jr. is one of the people that made the federal laws involved possible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rorschach View Post
    I will state once again: NEVER, in my life, have I seen a US Attorney General so flippant with his duties. Did anyone tell him that his duty is to ENFORCE the Law, not selectively enforce political agendas?

    Oh, well, I suppose he has the same general loyalty to the US Constitution that his boss does....
    Yeah, well when he starts firing attorney's because they won't prosecute cases based on partisan politics - let us know.
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    Holder should be in a jail cell.
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