Ben Sargent by Ben Sargent

Ben Sargent

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  1. mnsmkd

    mnsmkd GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    you know, if “equal rights” were stressed in the north as much as the south, there’d be mo equity in the laws, decisions, etc.

  2. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    The Whites only thing was the idea of the democrats by Woodrow Wilson

  3. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 1 year ago

    Mindset is mindset regardless of party.
    Does Justice Scalia have an official party now that he is on the supreme court?

  4. Reppr

    Reppr said, over 1 year ago

    Nice try, Ben, but that is not what was said.
    The old white segregationists are dead and gone. The south is full of black mayors and other elected officials. There is no going back. So the question is this: Why do we need the laws that addressed the situation that existed 60 years ago and have neither meaning nor bearing today?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Stipple

    Think about it. What defines you politically? Isn’t it your ideology?

    ideology

    1. a body of ideas that reflects the beliefs and interests of a nation, political system, etc and underlies political action
    2. philosophy, sociol the set of beliefs by which a group or society orders reality so as to render it intelligible

    So did the beliefs held by Justice Scalia change because of his appointment to the court?

    So the answer is yes. His “beliefs”, his “ideology” define him and places him within the parameters of republican view points.

    This last dustup is manufactured to get YOU to hate. He only asked and gave an opinion that it may be time to review this law to see if it is still doing it’s intended task. AND do we as a nation still hold the same views that we did in the 50’s and 60’s and if not, then why are we using a law designed to change those views?

  6. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, over 1 year ago

    @Reppr

    “Neither meaning nor bearing today?” Did you pay attention to the last election? Gerrymandering means that even with a million more Democratic votes, the Republicans kept the House.
    Low-income (and African-American) neighborhoods got shorter voting hours in some states.
    And in the case before the Supreme Court right now, there was clear evidence of discrimination THIS YEAR.
    No, sadly, it has meaning AND bearing. Instead, we are getting people claiming that it’s not fair to pick on the South. True. There’s racism in the North, too.

  7. d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release

    d_legendary1 Demands Dr.C and Martens Release said, over 1 year ago

    This is up there with Rand Paul’s “We need to get rid of the Civil Rights act because it discriminates businesses” type logic.

  8. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    discrimination hasn’t been getting better, recently it’s gotten much worse! What does old Clarence think about all this?

  9. masterskrain

    masterskrain GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Wabbit

    Clarence Thomas will have to ask Scalia to tell him what he is supposed to think about this, or ANYTHING!
    “Clarence, when you’re asked your opinion, on something I’ll Tell you what it is!”

  10. wbr

    wbr said, over 1 year ago

    so sargent thinks blacks are too stupid or lazy to get there picture taken

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Tigger

    I’ll see your George Wallace circa 1964 & raise you Rand Paul circa 2012… or have you forgotten his opposition to the Civil Rights Act?

  12. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BTW, just about all Southern Republicans voted against Civil Rights. The divide was along regional lines, not party lines.

  13. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Sargeant prove his ignorance. Picture ID to vote is not racist.

  14. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    BTW, just about all Southern Republicans voted against Civil Rights. The divide was along regional lines, not party lines.

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    Southern DEMOCRATS voted against it. After it was passed, LBJ chortled "We"ll have those ni—ers voting Democrat for the next 100 years."

  15. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 1 year ago

    Congress renewed the law after due consideration. Why should the Supreme Court overturn the will of the legislature? As for the comments about the racist southern Democrats, true enough — if you’re stuck back in 1965. I cannot believe the stupidity of using that argument as if it had any relevance today. And by the way, Tigger, DrC did turn his guns in, in case you’re interested.

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