R3publicans:  Justice Alito exposes the hypocrisy of liberal double-standards

Sometimes you just have to wonder what Liberals are thinking. Here is an article that breaks down the bias in peoples mental processes. What is of particular interest and telling is Justice Alito’s dialog with a liberal lawyer defending a Minnesota law banning political attire at polling booths. The problem is defining what political attire is and who determines what is political attire. Read on, I hope you find this as humorous and insightful as I did.

You probably haven’t even heard about it, but yesterday there was an exchange in the Supreme Court that future generations will regard as one of the most significant revelations of our political era.

The case of Minnesota Voters Alliance v. Mansky concerns a Minnesota statute that broadly bans all political apparel at the polling place. When Andrew Cilek went to vote in 2010, he wore a shirt bearing the image of the “Don’t Tread on Me” flag and a button that read “Please I.D. Me.” The poll worker asked him to remove the shirt and button because it supposedly violated the state law.

Cilek filed a lawsuit opposing the regulation as an infringement on his First Amendment right to political expression. He also noted that the standard for what is acceptable is arbitrary and the enforcement itself could be politicized since the polling workers are chosen by local political parties.

In the oral arguments, Justice Alito agreed that the law does seem arbitrary and observed that “so many things have political connotations, and the connotations are in the eye of the beholder.” How could any poll worker, he asked, be even-handed in enforcing the regulation?

Daniel Rogan, who defended the statute for the state before the Court, responded that the political speech being conveyed by the wearer had to be “understood as relating to electoral choices and it has to be well-known.”

Alito said “that makes it worse” since the poll worker applying the “reasonable person” standard has to not only recognize the clothing is political speech but well known political speech.

Rogan answered that what the standard meant was it would have to be something a reasonable person would consider “clearly political” and “something that’s going to be reasonably understood by voters in the polling place.” What followed was a line of questioning by Judge Alito that will go down in the history books as a prime example of liberal cluelessness and hypocrisy.

Read on in the Acton Institute Powerblog for Justice Alito’s dialog with Rogan.

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R3publicans:  Paul Craig Roberts asks, are we about to witness a Stalinist purge in America?

Red Scare 2.0 is engulfing the United States.

by Alex Christoforou March 8, 2018

Since Trump’s historic election victory, the United States is moving ever closer to becoming a fascist state, seeking to remove President Trump from power, censoring media critical of liberal left ideology, and fighting to centralize power into the hands of the few globalist elite.

read more at http://theduran.com/paul-craig-roberts-asks-are-we-about-to-witness-a-stalinist-purge-in-america/

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MuskogeePolitico:  6 OK County mayors endorse Banz for Assessor

Six Mayors Endorse Gary Banz in County Assessor’s RaceSix Oklahoma County mayors announced [Wednesday] they are endorsing Gary Banz in the Oklahoma County Assessor’s race.“The county assessor’s work impacts not only Oklahoma County government, but also…

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Sooner Politics:  Oklahoma's Large Legislature Is Implicated With the Size of  Her Corruption

  In a recent DataLab study of the 50 states and the legacies of corruption, Oklahoma came in worse than average.  But when you look at midwestern states it gets even more discouraging. Oklahoma was the 20th worst for corruption convictions, but when you compute that by overall population, Oklahoma is the 12th worst. Missouri is 23rd worst, Arkansas is 30th, Texas is 35th, Kansas is 36th, and Nebraska is the 43rd lowest in corruption convictions per capita. […]

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Muskogee Politico:  OCPA responds to OEA's $3.3B Demand

OCPA Statement on OEA DemandsAfter the Oklahoma Education Association (OEA) released its demands, OCPA president Jonathan Small released the following statement:“The OEA did not release a plan. Instead, the union, which represents a small percentage of…

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Tapp into Common Sense/THE CONSERVATIVE VIEW:  Flames of Obsession


I guess is it just human nature for all of us at one time or the other to become obsessed with an idea or philosophy. My obsession happens to be a belief in the principles upon which our great country was founded. America was founded as a place where people take responsibility for themselves. But this now seems to be an outdated, minority view. The Land of the Free is truly becoming the Land of Getting Free Stuff.

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