Commentary by H.G. Listiak
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
Welcome to my world, where as you know by now, the all Democrat, painfully Liberal, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in The Peoples Republic of California, is the A.C.L.U. ‘s dream guys. The panel actually legislates law from the bench. These guys, who incidentally have been turned over more times than a frozen pancake, as you also know, have ruled to postpone the California Gubernatorial Recall Election until March. Whether it sticks or not will probably be up to the Supreme Court. They acted on the obvious A.C.L.U. ‘s request with their normal suspects the N.A.A.C.P. and a flock of other minority groups rounded up for the action. The court's rationale is that 7 counties vote with punch cards and that minorities and poor people have a hard time figuring them out. My first thought is that if you can't figure out how to vote either get help or don't, but that's cold. These California counties have used punch card voting for the past three decades with no problems. Now all of a sudden they are too complicated for Blacks, Hispanics, other minorities and poor folks. I mean like Gray Out Davis was elected with these punch cards and no one went crying to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, the bench that tried to change the Pledge of Allegiance and other American traditions, so what is the message here? What are they trying to say? It might be one of two things, either they want to keep a Democratic Governor in office, at all costs, which is not their call, or they are saying that poor people and minorities are suddenly too dumb to vote in the normal California manner, which in seven counties is punch cards. If I was Black or Hispanic or dirt poor, or any other kind of minority, I would be insulted, as it is, I'm merely appalled, as I see it…. I'm H.G. Listiak.