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The cunning trick in North Carolina’s radical new anti-LGBT law

North Carolina’s bill prohibits any city or county from creating new anti-discrimination laws. It’s similar to laws Tennessee and Arkansas. The idea here is that the narrow minded twisted cone heads of the state legislatures want to forbade cities within their state from given equal status to all people. This has been attempted in the fight for minimum wage as well, cities are excluded from determining their own minimum wage by state legislature. This is the result of outside money…

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James Lawson Kemper - Civil War Confederate Major General, Virginia Governor. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Virginia State Legislature and helped organize Virginia troops for the Confederate forces. Rising through the ranks, he fought at Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and was promoted Brigadier General in June, 1862. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded, taken prisoner and prisoner exchanged in early 1864.

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*ABRAHAM LINCOLN ~ Political: Ribbons & Badges, Single Portrait Brady Ribbon: June, 1858 Lincoln was instrumental in getting the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate, where his acceptance speech would become known as the "HOUSE DIVIDED SPEECH". The fame debates w/Douglas took place in 7 towns throughout ILL. Despite holding his own w/Douglas, the state legislature selected Douglas for the senate seat by a vote of 54-46.

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James Smith signer of the United States Declaration of Independence

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Davy Crockett | David Crockett Photograph

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Albert Comstock Hamlin 1881-1912 by Simmie Knox. A.C. Hamlin, Republican, was the first black elected to the Oklahoma State Legislature. He was elected in 1908.

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Wouldn't 2016 be a good time to vote wisely and move the nation forward. We could get rid of all the obstruction, lies and greed in the Congress and State legislatures. Intelligent and informed voters DO NOT elect Republican'ts, because they know better. Those that do vote Red are 1%ers, or idiots. GOTV 2016! There IS a difference and you DO have a choice.

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from Photoblog

Cleaning Gandhi before his birthday

A man throws water on a statue of Mahatma Gandhi as he cleans it on the eve of Gandhi's birthday at the Gujarat state legislature complex in Gandhinagar, India, on Oct. 1, 2012. Gandhi was born on Oct. 2, 1869.

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: State Legislatures and ALEC - another sobering piece by JO. The only legislatures that are passing bills are ignored by the media.

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March 8, 1961 - Elvis’ visit to the Tennessee Governor’s Residence

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