Statements about Civil Rights

Wisconsin was the "first state to ban public and private sector employment discrimination based on sexual orientation."

The U.S. Justice Department has "taken on more than 100 voting rights cases since 2009."

Every one of "more than 30 federal judges who have considered the issue of gay and lesbian rights since last June… ruled that marriage is a constitutional right and you cannot deprive individual citizens of that right based on their sexual orientation."

During Lyndon B. Johnson’s first 20 years in Congress, "he opposed every civil rights measure that came up for a vote."

In the U.S., "African-Americans continue to be arrested at nearly three and one half times the rate of whites" on marijuana charges.

"In some of the states in the U.S., homosexuality remains a felony."

In Russia "all people are absolutely equal regardless of their religion, sex, ethnicity, or sexual orientation," while "70 countries of the world have criminal liability for homosexuality."

To comply with non-discrimination laws, the government is "forcing people in business to make wedding cakes" for anyone.  

Gov. Charlie Crist "sought for and got approved the automatic restoration of felon rights for nonviolent offenders for the first time in Florida history."

"Firearms homicides are down about 40 percent" since Texas passed concealed-gun permit law.

The number of African-American men in prison has increased fivefold since he left office.

Obamacare provision will allow "forced home inspections" by government agents.

Says that according to the U.S. Census Bureau, 71.2 percent of Hispanic registered voters in Texas and over 86 percent of African American registered voters participated in the 2012 elections.

Twenty four states have voter ID or comparable restrictions; before Barack Obama was elected, it was two.

Says about NSA data collection: "Every member in both parties who served on the Intelligence Committee voted in favor of this."

Says residents of Texas and San Antonio can be fired or denied jobs because they are gay.

"In New Hampshire, 93 percent of Democrats, 79 percent of Republicans, 82 percent of gun owners and 60 percent of NRA households support background checks."

The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court "is transparent."

"It's expressly prohibited by law that you can read and wholly surveil domestic email traffic in the United States."

Currently, the intelligence community "can collect business records on law-abiding Americans who have no connection to terrorism."

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