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Hood: Justice Department filed a "political lawsuit''

John Hood, president of the John Locke Foundation, weighs in on the US Justice Department's decision to challenge to North Carolina's recent voter laws. In his column he calls it a "political lawsuit" that seems more designed to help Democratic turnout in the 2014 midterm elections.

"What’s the Obama administration trying to do?'' Hood writes.

"No, I’m not speculating about the president’s strategies for implementing his health care law or besting Congressional Republicans in budget battles. Today’s topic is closer to home: the decision by Attorney General Eric Holder to file a lawsuit alleging that North Carolina’s new election law violates the federal constitution and Voting Rights Act.

"You might think the plan is to get the federal judiciary to strike down North Carolina’s new voter-ID requirement and other election changes. I doubt that Holder and his legal team have such an unrealistic goal. They know, even if North Carolina liberals don’t, that the U.S. Supreme Court has recently upheld voter ID. Under the prevailing understanding of federal law, such requirements are not the equivalent of poll taxes and do not infringe on the right to vote.''

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Shezanne Cassim, the American jailed in the United Arab Emirates after posting a video parody, was sentenced Monday to one year in prison and a fine of 10,000 UAE dirhams (approximately $2,700).
The young American living in the UAE has been imprisoned since April, his family says, for posting what was intended to be a funny video on the Internet.
He was accused of defaming the UAE's image abroad, according to The National, the country's main English-language newspaper.
The video in question is a 19-minute short that pokes fun at a clique of Dubai teens who are influenced by hip-hop culture. In the 1990s, the label "Satwa G" was coined for a group of suburban teens who were known to talk tougher than they really were.
The video depicts a look at a "combat school" in the suburb of Satwa, where these "gangsters" are trained. The training includes how to throw sandals at targets, using clothing accessories as whips, and how to call on the phone for backup.Cassim's family says the 29-year-old has been charged with endangering national security.The charges were not read out in court. UAE officials would only say "Mr. Cassim was charged under the UAE's penal code. Anyone charged with a crime under the laws of the UAE is entitled to the fair trial protections contained in the UAE's constitution."
Cassim, from Woodbury, Minnesota, moved to Dubai in 2006 after graduating from college to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.
He and some friends made and posted the video online in 2012. He was arrested in April. He was interrogated and arrested in Dubai before being transferred to a maximum security prison in Abu Dhabi. His family says it was five months before he was notified of the charges against him.

depressing voter turnout revealed as John Locke goal

Now we know, if we ever had any doubt.
The so-called Voter Fraud law was designed to suppress Democratic voter enfranchisement. The objections to the Federal lawsuit against the voter ID law, as stated by John Locke Foundation, make that clear.

The John Locke Foundation has stated, through John Hood, that it is a "political lawsuit" that seems more designed to help Democratic turnout in the 2014 midterm elections." He does not object to the possible increase of 'fraud' but of maintained Democratic participation.

Thus the new voter law, now being questioned by the Department of Justice, was in fact designed to eliminate as much Democratic participation in 2014 as possible, not to protect the integrity of the vote. This lawsuit protects Democratic voters in 2014, and this upsets the John Locke folks.

Voting is a right, not a privilege, which should be respected and not trampled upon.

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Hood Confused? Well not likely.

Hood is head of the Pope Locke Foundation, which along with Civitas (another Pope puppet) is a propaganda mill and has been. Their greatest attribute is consistency in lying over the years.

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