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Supreme Court: Requiring Proof of Citizenship to Vote is Illegal

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The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states cannot on their own require would-be voters to prove they are U.S. citizens before using a federal registration system designed to make signing up easier.
The justices voted 7-2 to throw out Arizona’s voter-approved requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal “Motor Voter” voter registration law.
Federal law “precludes Arizona from requiring a federal form applicant to submit information beyond that required by the form itself,” Justice Antonia Scalia wrote for the court’s majority.
The court was considering the legality of Arizona’s requirement that prospective voters document their U.S. citizenship in order to use a registration form produced under the federal “motor voter” registration law. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said that the National Voter Registration Act of 1993, which doesn’t require such documentation, trumps Arizona’s Proposition 200 passed in 2004.
Arizona appealed that decision to the Supreme Court.
“Today’s decision sends a strong message that states cannot block their citizens from registering to vote by superimposing burdensome paperwork requirements on top of federal law,” said Nina Perales, vice president of litigation for the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund and lead counsel for the voters who challenged Proposition 200.
“The Supreme Court has affirmed that all U.S. citizens have the right to register to vote using the national postcard, regardless of the state in which they live,” she said.
The case focuses on Arizona, which has tangled frequently with the federal government over immigration issues involving the Mexican border. But it has broader implications because four other states — Alabama, Georgia, Kansas and Tennessee — have similar requirements, and 12 other states are contemplating such legislation.
Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito dissented from the court’s ruling.

The Constitution “authorizes states to determine the qualifications of voters in federal elections, which necessarily includes the related power to determine whether those qualifications are satisfied,” Thomas said in his dissent.

Opponents of Arizona’s law see it as an attack on vulnerable voter groups such as minorities, immigrants and the elderly. They say they’ve counted more than 31,000 potentially legal voters in Arizona who easily could have registered before Proposition 200 but were blocked initially by the law in the 20 months after it passed in 2004. They say about 20 percent of those thwarted were Latino.
Barbara Arnwine, president and executive director of the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, called the decision a victory. “The court has reaffirmed the essential American right to register to vote for federal election without the burdens of state voter suppression measures,” she said.
But Arizona officials say they should be able to pass laws to stop illegal immigrants and other noncitizens from getting on their voting rolls. The Arizona voting law was part of a package that also denied some government benefits to illegal immigrants and required Arizonans to show identification before voting.
The federal “motor voter” law, enacted in 1993 to expand voter registration, requires states to offer voter registration when a resident applies for a driver’s license or certain benefits. Another provision of that law — the one at issue before the court — requires states to allow would-be voters to fill out mail-in registration cards and swear they are citizens under penalty of perjury, but it doesn’t require them to show proof. Under Proposition 200, Arizona officials require an Arizona driver’s license issued after 1996, a U.S. birth certificate, a passport or other similar document, or the state will reject the federal registration application form.
While the court was clear in stating that states cannot add additional identification requirements to the federal forms on their own, it was also clear that the same actions can be taken by state governments if they get the approval of the federal government and the federal courts.
Arizona can ask the federal government to include the extra documents as a state-specific requirement, Scalia said, and take any decision made by the government on that request back to court. Other states have already done so, Scalia said.
The Election Assistance Commission “recently approved a state-specific instruction for Louisiana requiring applicants who lack a Louisiana driver’s license, ID card or Social Security number to attach additional documentation to the completed federal form,” Scalia said.
The case is 12-71, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc.

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  • Old Ga Dawg

    I STAND WITH ARIZONA……… CITIZENSHIP IS REQUIRED TO VOTE AND THOSE THAT APPOSE SUCH SHOULD BE DEPORTED BACK TO THERE OWN COUNTRY.

    • ditto that!

      • Raymond – Jesus is Lord.

        New Immigration Laws

        Be sure to read to the bottom or you will miss the message…

        1. There will be no special bilingual programs in the schools.

        2. All ballots will be in this nation’s language.

        3. All government business will be conducted in our language.

        4. Non-residents will NOT have the right to vote no matter how long
        they are here.

        5. Non-citizens will NEVER be able to hold political office.

        6. Foreigners will not be a burden to the taxpayers. No welfare, no
        food stamps, no health care, or any other government assistance
        programs. Any who are a burden will be deported.

        7. Foreigners can invest in this country, but it must be an amount
        at least equal to 40,000 times the daily minimum wage.

        8. If foreigners come here and buy land, their options will be restricted.
        Certain parcels including waterfront property are reserved for
        citizens naturally born into this country.

        9. Foreigners may have NO protests; NO demonstrations, NO waving
        of a foreign flag, no political organizing, NO bad-mouthing our
        president or his policies. These will lead to deportation.

        10. If you do come to this country illegally, you will be actively hunted
        and, when caught, sent to jail until your deportation can be arranged.
        All assets will be taken from you.

        Too strict?

        The above laws are the current immigration
        laws of MEXICO!

        • rosie46

          Our laws should match the laws of the countries from which the immigrants came — both legal and illegal. Our courts and administration are pandering to illegals and to the administration. Only legal citizens should be allowed to vote. Then wehad the president of Mexico filing a complaint with the worthless UN about treatment of “his country’s citizens in the US.” Take them back and you won’t have to complain. This ruling is a disgrace.

        • ALL AMERICAN

          Got half way down and figured that’s where you were goin’ with it Bro…
          You’re on target as usual.
          Thanks again for pointing out the obvious to the low info voter folk passing by.
          SEMPER FI

          • FedupandReadytofight

            Problem is, they won’t be reading it. And if they did, they wouldn’t believe it… they would argue with it.

          • Raymond – Jesus is Lord.

            🙂

        • JOHN T. FOX

          I LIKE THAT!

        • billygeturgun

          Now that is what I am talking about! When do we start?

        • Newhon63

          I’m for hunting them like rabid dogs, use tranquilizer guns on them , round them up, put them in pens and send them back on the trucks that cross the border into Mexico everyday. It’s how many of them came here illegally, I am sure they will not mind the ride a 2nd time around. Sorry, the direction the truck will be travelling will be wrong, but it won’t be wrong for me or many other Americans.
          Like the maggots in the picture above. They are probably doing that while in front of the Welfare office or Social Security office . So they are flipping the bird as us, while taking handouts. Break out the riot squads and start sedating them, and when they wake up and they are back home in their own busted up country, they will be regretting their attitudes. Electrifying the fences would also work for me. The very first time one of them touches that fence and they burst into flames, the rest will turn back.

          • Rattlerjake

            Second time they are caught here illegally is automatic execution!

          • FedupandReadytofight

            We’ll use your iconic photo for the execution. Oh, Wait, do we have enough rattlers in this country ? For over (how many) millions of illegals ?

          • FedupandReadytofight

            I’d use lead “tranquilizers”. Otherwise, great idea.

        • Sandra Lee Smith

          I’ve seen those before and recognized them by the second item, even before opening the bottom part up. YET their Presidente Calderon had the unmitigated GALL to come here and condemn AZ to OUR Congress for taking these actions, especially SB 1070, with O cheering him on!

        • hora

          I agree in all with you, see me I talk tree languages, include English, I am Latino, but I feel well use only English, all document must be in English only, all was doing for Puerto Rican,but real who are? if won have some right must use English only. I speak and writing Spanish well, but over a time became a little hard, because I adapt to English and use English in my home, except with my ex and my children. Peoples can mock how I writing English, OH yes, but a true are I was learn from my self, when young I was have no time for school who work for support my family, and I don’t thing nothing wrong with this. How many % of all immigrant use English every day and writing and read English? no much. Must be a Law where force in public use only English,in a home and privacy use what won, but not in public.

      • Sandra Lee Smith

        From a long time resident, it’s appreciated.

    • JOHN T. FOX

      LEAD IS CHEAPER THAN GAS!

      • FedupandReadytofight

        Time to start writing names on bullets.

    • K

      All illegal aliens should/must be deported, including born of illegal aliens which “is” an illegal alien. Especially Mexicans since they are the majority of scum lawbreakers.

      I’ve (unfortunately) worked with Mexicans and I know for a fact that they hate Americans. Mexicans come here because they “know” they have more rights than American Citizens (Yes; they do comprende, that’s why they’re here). They also breed faster than rabbits, I do believe that is on purpose . . . hmmm are the stories I’ve heard correct that they (Mexicans) are attempting to breed us out? I heard it said that the Mexican Government tell it’s Citizens to do this.

      Another fact; Many if not most, illegal alien Mexican woman come here near the end of a pregnancy so they can give birth in America (before they can be deported so, their child becomes a Citizen and they themselves will not be deported. I heard this “so called” law, was made only because of and for African Slaves, NOT Mexicans.

      Anyway, it’s perfectly clear that obama and his puppet masters own this Supreme Court, which means the court is going to do any and all it can to make sure illegal aliens can vote, to ensure the Democraps remain in office to continue their Constitution shredding efforts.

      “We the People” Must do everything possible to stop them.

    • hora

      Hold, proof of citizenship are one and ID are different, 99.99% of illegals no have any valid ID, that why Dems was fighting, but not proof of citizen. Now for register to vote yes must prove, that what a Court don’t said, after are register no need request prove of citizen but ID yes, and if not move from one place to another can vote with ID only. Court was smart but not in support of Dems real, all fighting over time was show ID when go to vote, but Court not mention when are register. Read and thing.Ask for social security or driver License is ok, because illegals can get if nor Citizen, and are many States where request ID for go and Vote, and sure any where in a word for vote must be citizen.Is a victory for opposition.

  • Jimmy

    There is something seriously wrong with this. The right to vote is sacred . And is what makes our country great. The Supreme court is DEAD wrong on this one

    • yep…. only two dissenting votes on that court…

    • Rattlerjake

      We better have a civil war soon or there will be nothing left of this country to save!

    • JOHN T. FOX

      THE RIGHT TO VOTE HAS BEEN BASTARDIZED INTO SOMETHING OTHER THAN IT WAS. THE VOTE IS MANIPULATED TO RETURN THE RESULT DESIRED. WE SHOULD THEREFORE DO AWAY WITH VOTING AND INSTEAD HOLD A LOTTERY. THOSE WANTING TO PERFORM SERVICE FOR THE COUNTRY BUYS A $10 TICKET.

      • Rattlerjake

        “those” – Jeez, where in the world has our education gone!

  • W Richard Lobell

    Since majority can not read, remove them ALL

  • George

    I guess they must have gotten a very good payoff ( again) from the Obama people.

    • it makes you wonder..

      • vernabc_is_a_liberal_troll

        Makes me wonder what kind of dirt on their families Big O has with his NSA spying…. Justice Roberts changed his mind pretty quick with Obamacare.

        • FedupandReadytofight

          Remember that private dinner Obama had with a few republicans (John McCain included)? Remember how McCain went from a staunch republican to a Rino butt kisser after that dinner?
          I think Obama had dirt on each of those republicans, called them to a private dinner and faced them with it. When the dinner was over, Obama had several new supporters.

          • legalcitizen

            McCain certainly has skeletons in his closet, we all know he abandoned his first wife when she became terminally ill to screw around with his present wife. I’m sure there’s plenty we don’t know about

          • FedupandReadytofight

            I think Jan, or somebody, should do an article on this. Name all those republicans who attended that dinner, and show how they all changed their stance upon leaving that night. I’d do it myself if I had time, but I’m still a working stiff.

        • vernabc

          Ah, Mr. Reynolds Wrap…

      • FedupandReadytofight

        Makes me SURE.

    • Shawn O’Loughlin

      Two were given their positions by BHO, two are actually conservative, the rest are radical 60’s liberals appointed by previous democrat presidents.

      I wonder if they can allow all to “register” with the postcards, but still require proof of citizenship at the polls?

      • FedupandReadytofight

        So, what is keeping me from registering in several states ? Ask for absentee ballots from those states, send in my votes, and wait on the returns….. just saying.
        Oh, I forgot, us conservatives are too honest for that.

        • Shawn O’Loughlin

          Would have to use a database of who’s already voted once and throw out any additional votes, I guess. Maybe they could use all of the phone/internet spy programs to check for duplicate votes instead.

          • FedupandReadytofight

            Problem is this: When their spy equipment catches the duplicate voters, the watchers will sit back and laugh and say, “… look, it’s working again…”

          • Shawn O’Loughlin

            yeah, probably.

  • madeuce42

    You want to vote I don’t vote ib your country you DO NOT vote in mine

  • whitefeather

    Let’s see; You don’t need credentials to vote or be president? If I were to actually get a job, they will rake me over the coals…..We need to wake up and quit letting the Supreme Court base their decisions on “Moral Interpretude,” Rather than “Constitutional (Natural) Law.”

  • roger3401

    The entire U.S. Supreme Court should be recused from making any future decisions because they have clearly lost their minds.

    • except for the dissenters… two voted against this.

      • FedupandReadytofight

        I liked the dissenter’s statement. Short, simple, to the point, quoted from the Constitution.

        Another article stated it clearly; The Declaration of independance, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, comprise 12 pages.

        The new Amnesty bill is 800+ pages

        The Obama care bill is over 2500 pages

        The Declaration of independance, the Bill of Rights, and the Constitution, comprise 12 pages

        Get the message?

    • Mike_Travis

      No, the 7 who chose to ignore the Constitution should be imprisoned, along with their master Ovomit.

  • Abby

    I completely understand with my fellow Conservatives and the demand for showing proof of citizenship in order to vote however, as a very conservative Mexican-American myself, I don’t appreciate the above picture to portray Mexicans. (and yes, this is an insult to every Mexican, illegal or not). Just like every other race groups, you have the degrading ones who act like fools like the above ones in the picture. This decision made by the Supreme Court isn’t for equality at all. I know that it is a tactic the Obama administration is using to lure the Hispanic, minority vote! But not all of us Hispanics are dumb enough to fall for it! I still don’t like him or anything he stands up for!

    • Abby, the photo above is not portraying Mexicans… they ARE Mexicans… I think people are aware that not all Mexicans act like the above people however the people above are the ones we fear and dislike most.. They are infiltrating our country illegally, breaking us financially, and demanding rights they do not deserve.
      I don’t think showing a photo of law abiding legal mexicans works with this story. After all, those are not the ones pushing this unconstitutional measure…

      • Rattlerjake

        Lets remember than over three million of those so called legal mexicans were illegals until Reagan compromised with the left and gave them amnesty and many of their kids are joining in these protests, sucking off the taxpayer, and voting for their libturd benefactors. You have wild rats and domestic rats, but they ARE BOTH RATS!!!

      • gunny55

        So when and where was that photo taken?

    • FedupandReadytofight

      I’m pure white, and I’m with you on your comments. But, in my eyes, you aren’t Mexican descent. You are AMERICAN. You are one of us.

    • JOHN T. FOX

      HOW WOULD A $1,000 BOUNTY FOR THE SCALP OF AN ILLEGAL REAL OR PERCEIVED MAKE YOU FEEL? THAT’S MY SOLUTION TO THE ILLEGAL ALIEN PROBLEM. IF YOU SPEAK A OR READ A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH IN PUBLIC, THEN YOUR SCALP IS WORTH $1,000. PROBLEM SOLVED!

  • Bentoveragain

    This is truly sad. The citizens of this country have lost all control over their EMPLOYEES! You f—s work for us! Not the other way around. How much of this b ull shi t do you expect us to take?

  • Paul A. Browning

    I agree with GA Dawg. He is got it right.

  • craig

    What the hell is wrong with this court? Their as anti constitution as Obama. So we could assume another country could send their citizens to the U S and be eligible to vote in what ever gov’t they would want! As absurd as that sounds, the stupidity of the Supreme Court is more absurd!! Why do five guys get to tell the rest of us what to do. The states are suppose to have the power not a bunch jack off lawyers!!

  • Raymond – Jesus is Lord.

    JOE LEGAL vs. JOSE ILLEGAL

    You have two families: “Joe Legal” and “Jose
    Illegal”.
    Both families have two parents, two
    children, and live in California .

    Joe Legal works in construction, has a
    Social Security Number and makes $25.00 per
    hour with taxes deducted.

    Jose Illegal also works in construction, has
    NO Social Security Number, and gets paid
    $15.00 cash “under the table”.

    Ready? Now pay attention…

    Joe Legal: $25.00 per hour x 40 hours =
    $1000.00 per week, or $52,000.00 per year.
    Now take 30% away for state and federal
    taxes; Joe Legal now has $31,231.00.

    Jose Illegal: $15.00 per hour x 40 hours =
    $600.00 per week, or $31,200.00 per year.
    Jose Illegal pays no taxes. Jose Illegal now
    has $31,200.00.

    Joe Legal pays medical and dental insurance
    with limited coverage for his family at
    $600.00 per month, or $7,200.00 per year.
    Joe Legal now has $24,031.00.

    Jose Illegal has full medical and dental
    coverage through the state and local clinics
    at a cost of $0.00 per year. Jose Illegal
    still has $31,200.00.

    Joe Legal makes too much money and is not
    eligible for food stamps or welfare.. Joe
    Legal pays $500.00 per month for food, or
    $6,000.00 per year. Joe Legal now has
    $18,031.00.

    Jose Illegal has no documented income and is
    eligible for food stamps and welfare. Jose
    Illegal still has $31,200.00.

    Joe Legal pays rent of $1,200.00 per month,
    or $14,400.00 per year. Joe Legal now has
    $9,631.00.

    Jose Illegal receives a $500.00 per month
    federal rent subsidy. Jose Illegal pays out
    that $500.00 per month, or $6,000.00 per
    year. Jose Illegal still has $ 31,200.00.

    Joe Legal pays $200.00 per month, or
    $2,400.00 for life insurance. Joe Legal now
    has $7,231.00.

    Jose Illegal says, “We don’t need no
    stinkin’ insurance!” and still has
    $31,200.00.

    Joe Legal has to make his $7,231.00 stretch
    to pay utilities, gasoline, etc.

    Jose Illegal has to make his $31,200.00
    stretch to pay utilities, gasoline, and what
    he sends out of the country every month.

    Joe Legal now works overtime on Saturdays or
    gets a part time job after work.

    Jose Illegal has nights and weekends off to
    enjoy with his family.

    Joe Legal’s and Jose Illegal’s children both
    attend the same school. Joe Legal pays for
    his children’s lunches while Jose Illegal’s
    children get a government sponsored lunch.
    Jose Illegal’s children have an after school
    ESL program. Joe Legal’s children go home.

    Joe Legal and Jose Illegal both enjoy the
    same police and fire services, but Joe paid
    for them and Jose did not pay.

    Do you get it, now?
    If you vote for or support any politician
    that supports illegal aliens …
    You are part of the problem!

    It’s way PAST time to take a stand for
    America and Americans!

    What are you waiting for? Pass it on.

    • rosie

      And the situation is worse when people from another country (Somalia, now Syria) are relocated here. They are given homes, food, an income, education for their kids, everything while we pay for it. Do you remember the stories during the election of busloads of Somalis being bussed to the polls and told how to vote for Obama?

  • thewizardofaz

    They cannot “block their citizens”….but they can block non or illegal citizens. This stinks of a fix.

  • SBMUTAH

    Well, I guess its official. The SCOTUS is now dead. It is irrelvent and has violated the law, the highest law of the land, the Constitution. My only question is when and who goes in and arrests the justices who voted that non-citizens can decide the internal workings of the United States. According to the Constitution only legal citizens can vote on elected representatives and what legislative laws are made.

    Also you can now add the United States of America to the obituary. Without the protection of the Constitution, which was just invalidated, the country is now open to any country who wants to walk in and take it over, no shots fired.

    Time to leave or fight. Which is it America???

    • FedupandReadytofight

      I aren’t leaving !

    • dan3333333333

      Not going no where!

    • MontieR

      Fight.

  • George Gilbert

    the USSC is the One that’s ILLEGAL. They need to RE-READ the CONSTITUTION

    • FedupandReadytofight

      They’ve been paid well for their corrupt decisions.

  • daveveselenak

    If you sheeple haven’t figured out by now that this regime is the enemy then I feel sorry for yoy! You wannt your freedom then you’d better be prepared to die for it because that is what it is going to take to stop this Godless, evil regime!

  • George Gilbert

    After looking at that PIC of SPICS, I know where his Finger should be.

  • foxxybey

    It will get worse with a immoral obozo getting the next few Supreme Court nut jobs who will decide the constitution is just paper written by a bunch of old men, so illegals will have more rights then those who were born here and fought for this country, we are going under as Washington said when he took his oath of office at St. Pauls chapel in New York, “When this people turn their backs on God, we will cease to be a nation” well look around, the ACLU’s attack against God, the atheist who are religious but don’t believe in a God, we are well on our way, a president who worships a little god named Satan and will do the will of the liar from the beginning. Sad America, you aren’t even mentioned in the end times, good reason why.

  • madmemere

    It seems obvious our own Supreme Court has been infiltrated, infected, blackmailed and bought off, to act in “direct opposition” to our US Constitution. Time for a “thorough house cleaning”, starting with the oval office. By the way, SCOTUS CAN BE IMPEACHED – -it’s been done before, but we have to start by “re-taking” the Senate and keeping the house! This time, do it with “Patriotic, Conservative, American-born” personnel, who have “O” tolerance for what is currently taking place!.

    • legalcitizen

      hmm. not too sure about that. The Puke in office made sure that the SC was well stocked with minorities.

  • Backgammon

    This is the second time the Supremes have told us, you must be careful who you elect!
    Only in an Obama World would this happen.

  • Shorty Stuff

    We are losing our 1st, 2nd, 4th, and now our 10th Constitutional Amendments. Arizona should nullify this unconstitutional action and ignore it, using the 2nd Amendment to enforce it.

    • agbjr

      “[T]he powers granted by the proposed Constitution are the gift of the people, and may be resumed by them when perverted to their oppression, and every power not granted thereby remains with the people.”

      James Madison, 1787

      • FedupandReadytofight

        In other words, we haven’t lost those amendments, we just have to “Take them back”.
        I smell gunpowder in that statement.

  • seb27

    I stand with Arizona.lokk at these illegals. Do we really want them here?

    • legalcitizen

      in all fairness we have the same POSs here be they white, black or brown. I feel sorry for Arizona being on the edge between two countries and having to bear the garbage that comes across. How did our country get so bad so fast

  • Liberty1776

    Wow, have you ever read Matthew Brakens Domestic Enemies?
    In his ‘fictional’ book he had this same scenario except he had the supreme court 5-4 and it was printed in 2006. It is very eerie how correct that series really is and is becoming. If the book is remotely correct we are in for a world of hurt! I cannot even believe it is like bizzarro world that the Supreme court would say making sure people are a citizen is illegal, how is that even close to being right. Anyone with half a brain knows it is wrong.

  • ALL AMERICAN

    THE CITIZENS CALL BULL S__T ON THIS ONE!!!
    YOU ARE WRONG!!!
    IT IS A VIOLATION AND AN EXTREME DETRIMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND ALL LEGAL CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES.
    THINK AGAIN!!!

  • agbjr

    “[T]he accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”

    James Madison

  • Will

    We have an imposter in the White House who is doing everything in his power to destroy this country and now he’s getting help from the SCOTUS. Why bother voting anymore? It’s time to revolt!

  • Truckie 117

    Unbelievable that you don’t have to prove you are a citizen to vote. The congress needs to pass legislation to require proof of citizenship to register to vote.

  • JOHN T. FOX

    I SAY THAT YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CAR TO VOTE.

    • FedupandReadytofight

      No. It allows that during your registration process (and many other gov’t processes) that you be offered a way to register for the vote at the same time. The federal gov’t mandated that several years ago. They directed the states to set up this system. Screw that.
      Go back to the old way, where voter registration is a thing you do by itself. Don’t join it onto anything else.
      When your kid turns 18, say ” son/daughter, I’m taking you down to the courthouse where you can register to vote “, then go and do it. Don’t let the gov’t dictate how you do it. They work for us. Not us for them.

  • jdangiel

    1. The Supreme court is not the final decider of what is constitutional. No one branch of government has that ability and there is such a thing as nullification. 2. The problem starts with motor voter, so it’s time to get rid of it. 3. The states can still try other methods to prevent voter and need to. 4. From what I’ve read, real citizens have been injured, so to speak, by additional voter registration requirements, so we have problem. This of course, takes us back to motor voter where the real problem begins. Whoever gets the white house next, and Shrillary is not a shoe in, he or she will have an extremely busy first term fixing the mess which is this country. Remember, there is NO fixing our problems from the top down. Focusing solely on national races and blindly believing that if we just get so and so into office in Washington all our problems will be solved is exactly how we got where we are. The real solution lies in state and local elections. Yes, we want to turn over the muck in D.C. but the real work is state and local.

    • FedupandReadytofight

      Go ahead and try. I hope you are right, and successful.
      In the meantime, I’ll be oiling my guns.

    • Rattlerjake

      Anyone who thinks that we can do anything by voting is a fool. Obuthead did NOT get in office because of individual voter fraud. It’s the electronic voting machines: http://youtu.be/t4aKOhbbK9E and http://youtu.be/Cx5YyiyWOH4. Until we amend the voting laws to prevent digital or electronic voting and go back to hand written ballots, the soros/bilderburg socialists will control the elections (as they have for the last three or since 2008). Additionally, until we remove the ability to vote from anyone who is receiving freebies (other than those who EARNED them) like welfare, pell grants, subsidies, etc. , we will not likely win another election as we “patriots/ constitutionalists” are out numbered.

    • dan3333333333

      Do away with all accept make the governors of each state the new congress, all governors can meet twice a month to Iron out the business of the country. No more presidents, no more potential Kings!

  • ROYSTOLL2

    After seeing these pictures I will fight this immigration law tooth and nail and vote against any representative or Senator that votes for it. Thank you for presenting a clear picture of the details of this. If the U.S. Government cannot enforce the immigration law that has been on the books since 1986, why let them pass yet another one. This sure qualifies for the Einstein definition of insanity. Doing the same thing, over and over and expecting a different result.

    • legalcitizen

      Just out of curiosity.. what is your plan on fighting the immigration law?

      • ROYSTOLL2

        I intend to email this picture to every person on my email list. I am going to email every Representative and Senator and ask that they vote no on all the immigration laws unless and untill the existing 1986 immigration law is enforced, especially where it is against the law for any employer to hire an undocumented or illegal worker, who cannot prove that he is legally allowed to work in this country. How can you support a new law when the government won’t enforce the key provision of the existing law? I have followed that law for the eleven years that I have been in business. Einstein’s definition of insanity it to do the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. How hard is it to enforce the law?

    • FedupandReadytofight

      They aren’t expecting a new result. They are getting the exact results they are looking for; Millions of new democratic voters.

  • shannon853

    I STAND WITH ARIZONA ALSO! WATCH OUT, NOW WITH THE ILLEGALS GETTING TEH OVTE, WE WILL BE VOTED BACKAS PART OF MEXICO! CALIF, NEW MEXICO, TEXAS NEVADA ETC, ALL WILL BECOME NEW WETBACK!

  • christine1421

    on the other hand, in Virginia today I could not register my child for school without drawing blood to prove that he has had chicken pox before. burdensome?

    • FedupandReadytofight

      And what if he hadn’t ?
      Is there a speacial school for those ?

  • GeorgeA

    Ok Supreme Court, all states should require a separate registration for just state elections. If you are a resident citizen of the state, you must proof citizenship of the state and show your photo I.D. when voting in state or local elections. Voting machines could be programed for federal voting only, if you don’t show I.D. That would seem to satisfy the Supremes. And for both (state & fed) if you do have I.D.

    • FedupandReadytofight

      This whole decision had to do with filling out federal paperwork. Do away with the federal paperwork. Screw them.

  • Rob Pobe

    These illegal aliens, illegally register to vote and illegally obtain welfare benefits because they are informed that there is no active penalty for false swearing under oath–enforce perjury laws–The court regards perjury as sufficient deterrent-why do illegal voters consider it not a deterrent?

  • TERRYtas51

    Voter fraud has to be stopped one way or another , People who are here illegally , Can apply and come here liegally

  • rog363

    I would like to know if any other country, that has a system where the people vote for a person to be in their political system, allows anyone, that is not a citizen of their country, to vote in an election in that country?

    • FedupandReadytofight

      I doubt it very seriously.

  • billygeturgun

    This crap is what we have already fought one civil war over! The rights of the states to govern themselves. The solution is for Arizona and other states to not participate in federal elections. No participation, no person elected from those states to go to D.C. Therefore, they don’t have to worry about the taxation without representation because they are not sending anyone there to cheat them. All of the money the fed sends the states goes away but then all the money the states send the fed stays in the states. No more gasoline tax sent to uncle nobama, no more road taxes paid to auntie mochelle, no more of any state money going to federal programs and let the states support themselves which can’t be any worse than it already is. This eliminates the food stamp programs and other federal intitlement programs which are largely funded by federal funds so people have to get off their a**es and get a job which means more money in the state coffers from the workers taxes kept by the states. Yes, this sounds crazy and I am sure I will catch all kinds of hell for my comments but if we don’t participate, we don’t have to listen to the federal gubmint. Let the state’s rule themselves and eliminate the federal gubmint altogether.

    • FedupandReadytofight

      Probably wouldn’t work for just one state. The feds would put the strangle hold on them. But, if several states joined a similar cause, it would start a second civil war. But, I’m ready. I’m moving to Arizona soon anyway. Might just have to step up my plans.

  • Joel Adkins

    why is it only people with mexican heritage or african call themselves Mexican or African american…Bill Cosby said it best…your american, you were born here…you dont have no ties to africa or mexico, vacationing there dont make you from there, you dont hear white people calling them selves german american or scottish american….I loved that quote…and that pic of those guys I think sums it up pretty much.

    • mtman2

      Highly intelligent, wise, blessed + loved Americans like Bill Cosby can + should stand; these points U made to counter act -the reverse racist mongering left wanting to divide this Great nation that belongs now to ALL of us. Their willing to do ANYTHING + ANYONE to be in position to force their socialist ideology down Constitution loving God fearing peoples throats. So what -NO good cause ever was unopposed by dissenters?
      OUR Founders fought the Tory’s aligned with the British whom WE engaged in full scale war, with only 1/3 of the colonies population backing us!

  • determented

    The House as I understand it has to rein the supreme court in if they will get off their butts to make the move but the trouble is they have sold out to the Progressives such as the Bushes, McCain,Sister Graham, etc. The only way to take our country is to overthrow the Govt. which is supposed to be The Peoples not the dictators that are running it and we should put to work the power of the Declaration Of Independence that gives us rights to overthrow this idiot led group and the Idiot who leads them illegally ole Muslim Rooster Obama.

  • Mark

    I believe only citizens should be allowed to vote

  • Eugene L Palmer

    The Hell with supreme court! It’s time we true citizens take this country back!!!

  • grumpy old man

    These Supreme Court Justices and left leaning morons are in “O”s pocket. When he is around they salivate like drooling puppies.. With all of the things that you need ID for,this should be the most important. That would put a stop to a lot of voter fraud. But fraud is what Liberals count on,otherwise they could never win…

  • mtman2

    Their probably correct legally, which is right…..SO then get the correct legislation FEDERALLY passed ASAP for voter ID!!! THEN REVIEW THE 14TH AMENDMENT TO RECOGNIZE IT WAS FOR FORMER SLAVES ONLY reversing any and ALL NOT meeting that point of effect!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • barto

    The accompanying photo is worth a thousand words for it shows these spanish-speaking people’s disdain for us and our Country’s laws……can the justices point to that part of the Constitution wherein it states that this requirement that Arizona wants is un-lawful or better yet UN-CONSTITUTIONAL. Based on their opinions, “why have any laws at all”?

    • FedupandReadytofight

      Go back and read the dissenting opinion. It explains it all, very simply. The states decide who is eligible to vote in federal election. After reading the dissenting opinion, go to the Constitution itself, and find the same statement. It is clear as crystal.

  • Rich

    Stymie is an illegal, he votes and even occupies the WH.

  • Newhon63

    I stand with Arizona as well. No illegal immigrant should be allowed to taint the voting by being allowed to vote. In any way, shape or form. They are not U.S. citizens, therefore should not have any say whatsoever as to who is elected to public office. This is an Obama owned Supreme Court intimidated by the Obama Administration and Obama himself, who are making decisions that slant toward what Obama wants and no other driving force is considered here. it is his permanent voting caste to keep Democrats elected to the Presidency. “The gimme free stuff people”. He is pretty much allowing these parasites to come into the country uninhibited by our immigration laws and now they are uninhibited by our voting laws too.
    Can’t run a country just by being able to pick pineapples, tomatoes and landscaping. Working on road crews illegally isn’t going to cut it either.

    • FedupandReadytofight

      They may escape the law, but can they escape speeding pieces of lead ?

  • Daniel Yahola

    Can we expect any different from this SCROTUM ? I mean SCOTUS .

  • jb80538

    I’d take 2 shots at this group…1 to shoot the middle finger off, the other to hit the hand on the crotch. You think a 223 round would get my point across?

  • Joe Lettieri

    If the stinkin government concerned itself with the citizens half as much as it concerns itself with our enemies,maybe we could save this country.But the supreme enemy has picked out every traitorous senator,judge,and representative it could find to be a part of his corrupt administration to assist him in the destruction of this country.If something isnt done soon the country is doomed.

  • Michael Nappi

    It’s official, Obama’s corruption has reached into the supreme court.
    Why don’t we just let the entire world send in absentee ballots from other countries…Hey let’s let the talibam cast their votes too.
    This is insane

  • Dennis Andersen

    I suggest playing their own game, ALL real, legal Americans should get multiple voter ID cards in ficticious names (at least five each, ten would be ideal) and vote the tyrants out (unless if the computer machines are rigged again as in 2012 then it could be any number to no avail) . Bring back the gallows for tyrants!

  • dan3333333333

    We need to take over Mexico and make it the next state, then Mexicans can feel like they’re in America, but they still must stay there!

  • NymRod

    The Constitution leaves the determination of voting qualifications to the individual states.
    Two judges voted correctly, seven judges voted against the Constitution.
    How do we remove these seven tyrants from the bench?

  • NotRedYet

    What does the Lying King have on Roberts?

  • dan3333333333

    Obama in his ongoing effort to reverse the population numbers and turn it back 200 plus years ago, this time with the white man as the slaves!
    Its why these illegals are being allowed to get away with this.
    Were gonna have to fight!

  • Sandra Lee Smith

    As a resident of AZ, a senior, and a vet, I have to ask, how come I had to prove to the US government I’m a citizen to VOLUNTEER for the military, back in the ’60s, to PROVE I’m a citizen when I registered to vote the 1st time, and every time I’ve moved from one state or county to another, not just my word or a post card, but SHOW PROOF of my citizenship? The last several times I’ve moved have been within the same county, so not required showing proof other than of my place of residence, because I was already registered IN that county. But then 3 times in the past 30 years the voters of this state have approved English only as the official language, and we STILL have to press one for English, and EVERYTHING is printed in Spanish, as well, or sometimes exclusively!

    • Rattlerjake

      I’d like to know why I have to show ID or prove that I’m a citizen to get a passport? He!!, why do I even need a passport, I should be able to travel with my regular ID. It’s time to have a necktie party, and Obuthead, Moochelle, the clintons, and the supreme court jesters are all invited!

      • Sandra Lee Smith

        So did I; but the passport I do understand, that has to do with national sovereignty, and insuring those who come in are legal to do so, meeting all the extant requirements, when they’ve been outside the national boundaries. The rest are INSIDE our nation, and really don’t make sense except to prevent those not eligible from participating in certain activities. The National ID and biometric chip thing I do question strongly, however, which is buried in the “immigration reform”.

  • Curt Brown

    Why have a supreme court when they are as corrupt as this one.

  • Mike_Travis

    Treason, plain and simple. Charge, try, convict, then hang them all!

  • dan3333333333

    ‘We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.”

    Just tolerance for those who break the law.

  • dan3333333333

    “We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.”

    Hey Jan Morgan Media, you stick in my face illegals flipping me and my fellow American off and you tell me the above? Lol……last I checked the flipping the bird is discourteous behavior, vulgarity, profanity also! Your media must be owned and run by one of those in the picture?

    • Rattlerjake

      Every time anyone shows Obuthead’s or MOOOOchelle’s mugs is being discourteous, rude, vulgar, etc.

    • dan3333333333

      Yeah, now wheres my other comments?!

  • maximusandrewday

    I also stand with Arizona, citizenship is required to vote. All these guys need to be deported, just disgusting.

  • DZRick

    This is just proof that the Supreme Court is just as corrupt as the rest of the government!

  • SoonerAlfie

    Isn’t having citizenship in another country a HUGE ‘conflict of interest?’ Aliens have no vested interest in this country and therefore have no legal right to vote – just as you and I would have no legal right to vote in Germany.. Has the Supreme Court gone entirely mad?

  • voncile fullwood

    The Supreme Court of Appeals, needs to stay out of the States business like this,but the court of appeals can do whatever,sometimes they take their law to far into meddling in to much States affairs

  • ramesaz

    Well I guess we don’t need to wait until Obama stacks the Supreme Court with leftists, he is doing very well with the current make-up. I have to prove I am a U. S. Citizen to purchase a gun, but not to vote for politicians who are infinitely more dangerous than a gun. With logic like this in the hands of the highest court in the land we don’t stand a chance.

  • Yohon Sabastian

    Wow they have no trouble producing ID for welfare benefits or BEER!!!

  • coastx

    Problem with America is it’s addiction to charisma. American’s don’t want to reason. They’ve debauched on fast food, sex and the entertainment industry. You think this is impossible get familiar with Jimmy Jones. Bail them out and they will go right back to it. Best advice is THINK! Right now people are NOT doing this believing being clever online is their salvation. Figure two choices (charisma or reason) and chose thou! You have Rubio on the rise in Florida and people are as slow to figure him out as they were Obama. I used to think stupid described the American public. It’s beyond this. THIS is pathological!

  • FedupandReadytofight

    I’m going to enlarge the photo, and make prints out of it. They will make nice targets next time I go to the range.

  • dndvaughn

    That is so unbelievable, it’s ‘stupid’. Does this mean that Obama can now set up election polls in Russia, China, Iran, Iraq, Syria, North Korea, etc. etc. What a terrible end to a once Great Nation ! I am so glad I am 69 and counting down years to pass on. I feel for my Kids and grandkids, but Obama’s daughters and Biden’s Grandkids are going to face the rath of Kahn ! Muslim extremists will take over the US, and whether they accept it or not, our Senators and Congressmen will be the first to face their firing squads !

  • Susan

    Insanity……the Justices who don’t “think”– should be impeached. ALL Laws must be “Reasoned”—otherwise, they are unjust and arbitrary which makes them unconstitutional.

    Any laws that promotes Vice are unconstitutional since Justice is a Virtue and Vice can never be promoted by “Just” laws. Only “Just Law” is Constitutional.

    As all the Founders/Justice Marshall stated—any laws that go against “Right Reason according to Natural Law” are unconstitutional…..no laws—absolutely NONE—can be antithetical to the Supreme Law of the Land—-and still be Constitutional.

  • walter k

    wow! really, what did they do to earn the right to vote,how many of them fought and dyed protecting that right to vote, I come from the most liberal state in the union Mass. and I feel my right to vote is wasted because the morons in this state always vote Democratic, we need to fight this bs

  • Lunchbox

    Citizenship should be required to vote! Do we US citizens get to go to other countries and vote? Can I go vote in Mexico?

  • Angelbaby

    This is for ALL Illegals . Not just pointing at 1 certain nationality.

  • Varian Wrynn

    Did you know voting in Brazil is not just a right, but a requirement, subject to fines for not doing so? Imagine what would happen if Citizens were *required* to vote or pay a fine? The whole landscape in Washington would change.

  • Chris

    No, refusing to enforce immigration law is illegal.

  • Doug Griffiths

    The reason they did this is because it is the responciblity of the fedral government to inforce this law not the state. Now if they had a backbone it would be done.

  • Larry Knight

    I think that this matter needs to be taken out of the
    Supreme Courts hands with an amendment to the constitution. Let the voters and
    states decide this with a vote.

  • Debbie L Bullard

    I support proof.

  • Glenn Martin

    It’s OK for your site to offend me with this statement,

    Posting Policy

    We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior.

    But I can’t speak my mind about the garbage our government just did, just typical!

  • James

    Now it is time for Congress to pass a voter registration law
    that requires you to prove your are a citizen and that you are who you claim to
    be when you vote. Until then just tell
    the Supreme Court that they are no longer supreme, they are just a bunch of
    over educated idiots that are trying to make law.

  • Cajun812

    It’s ridiculous that, to simply buy a shotgun to hunt or handgun to protect my family, I cannot get by (without registering for a federal permit to speed it up) with a simple NICS background (dozens of questions)check without weeks of red tape and ‘Delay’. Yet for a lawbreaker (i.e. a criminal) who may or may not even pay taxes for privileges I pay for (but never have collected), is allowed to have a say in implementation of American Laws of Liberty (or destruction thereof), when they (illegal criminals) don’t even have a claim to MY country!?!?!?

  • OK, the nine want to do this? OK. Then we need to split the vote into a federal vote and a State vote. One ballot will be for state offices and one will be for Federal offices. You
    have to prove citizenship to vote in the state election and then you cross the room to vote in the federal election. The feds have no say in the state election as long as all citizens are treated equally. But this mostly applies to the “motor – voter” law. Why don’t we go back to you have to go and register at least 60 days before the election?

  • foxxybey

    Maybe the Supreme Court should spend some time in Mexico where you can’t vote unless you have a picture ID proving you were born in Mexico and find out you can’t own land in Mexico if you weren’t born there. This so called Supreme Court is a sham and needs to get their heads out of where the sun don’t shine.

  • Joe Lettieri

    America isnt America anymore.I dont know why it is so hard for educated citizens to see it.
    We are being manipulated by two parties,one a socialist dictatorship,the other,a bunch of old tired inept cowards.unfortunately the good ol boy average citizen thinks everything is hunky-dory.Its hard to believe.

  • Balok

    If it’s too expensive or illegal to send the invaders back home, why not take them to an “open city” or DC, or wherever they will be welcomed?
    If a state doesn’t want them, then take them someplace that does.
    Everybody’s happy.