The state House and Senate have approved a Voter ID constitutional amendment to be put before us on the November ballot. Unlike the legislation they passed last year and that Governor Dayton vetoed, only legislative action is required for a ballot initiative such as this one.
According to the Legislative Coordinating Commission, the Legacy amendment we Minnesotans passed in 2008 was, “to protect drinking water sources; to protect, enhance, and restore wetlands, prairies, forests, and fish, game, and wildlife habitat; to preserve arts and cultural heritage; to support parks and trails; and to protect, enhance, and restore lakes, rivers, streams, and groundwater.” Sounds good doesn’t it? (I voted against it.) And isn’t interesting how the arts and culture are sort of buried in the midst of nature? One-fifth of the amendment funds are allocated to art. See what we’re paying for and read what was said about the product of a $45,035 grant.
The mainstream media has spent and will continue to spend gazillions of hours covering the Trayvon Martin case. Has anyone heard of the Nancy and Bob Strait and Tyrone Woodfork? The victims and charged murderer are of opposite races than in the Martin case. Still, where are Jessie Jackson and Barack Obama and Al Sharpton and the MSM on this one? If they’re interested in all the things they’ve said about the Martin case, shouldn’t it all apply here, too (and maybe more so as less seems clear in the Martin case than in this one)? Are they only interested in alleged non-black-on-black victimhood? If so, why should we consider racists to be leaders worthy of our attention?