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  •  A very thought provoking diary. (2+ / 0-)
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    Mayfly, Mokurai

    I see this all the time. People supposedly "have rights." But there are neither remedies or penalties. And without a system of remedies or penalties, then the rights have no meaning, and possibly no ability to be utilized.

    Examples: here in California, felonious activity  committed by paid employee of the Marin County Calif Voter of Registrar Office, Election Day 2004. A whole lot of witnesses saw the activity that occurred.

    The D.A. of Marin wanted to prosecute said employee. But only the FBI can institute the crime report, regarding this aspect of voting law. And since they had no interest in hurting the Republicans, (this woman was a Republican,) the report was never taken, and the case never even began.

    And regarding many voting matters,there are no penalties - or else very minor ones. Steal an election; get a dirty look!

    Currently people in California who apply for Food Stamps must have  a decision in 30 days, or 45 days at the most. Yet some cases drag on for over 70 days. And the offended party can initiate an action called a Hearing, but there is NO penalty to any County that drags its heels.

    Offer your heart some Joy every day of your life, and spread it along to others.

    by Truedelphi on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 01:54:16 PM PDT

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