Discussion: Georgia AG Issues Opinion Saying Governor Can't Block Syrian Refugees

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The Georgia attorney general on Wednesday issued a formal opinion that
Georgia cannot legally block Syrian refugees from settling in the state,
even though Gov. Nathan Deal ® has pushed to keep refugees from the
war-torn country from receiving benefits like food stamps.

Cuz if we feed 'em who knows what they might do?

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A sound decision. Thank you.

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Where’s Nelson Muntz when you need him?

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But…but what about that law that lets southern states nullify anything passed or enforced by a black President? Surely that still applies. Just need to find the right judge.

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Unfortunately, the Georgia AG’s opinion was about the governor of Texas, so it didn’t count for much.

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“A spokesman for the governor’s office said he was reviewing new candidates for the Attorrney General’s soon-to-be-vacated position”

FIFY :hankey:

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The federal government has told Georgia officials that the Department of Human Services cannot block Syrian refugees from receiving food stamps, but the agency said it would continue to follow the governor’s orders.

Guess they didn’t learn anything from Sherman’s March.

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Olnes had 6 Teabag primary challengers before noon.

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Next step:

Declare ‘open season’ on anyone whose appearance offends…

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They need to take lessons from Savannah--------

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Conservatives: Bigots have absolutely no use for any AG or SCOTUS(unless they agree with us). We only listen to Amerikan Jesus.

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Reminds me of when Gov. Goodhair was Gov. of Texas. A Supreme Court ruling came down declaring something Texas had done as unconstitutional (so many, I can’t remember which specific case). Goodhair commented, “We’ll have our Texas lawyers look at the decision and see if it really says that.”

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not MURKAN JEEBUS? That guy again?!?

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US Constitution, Amendment XIV

No state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any state deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

It doesn’t take a state AG to figure this out, although perhaps it takes a state AG to explain it to a state governor.Either all refugees are entitled to food stamps or none are. You’d think they would have gotten the idea after the marriage equality thing.

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Yes, that’s right remind that racist beast that he does not hold the power over who is allowed to ride through or reside in the state of Georgia!

Olens ain’t shy about using his office in the service of partisanship. For him to rule so unequivocally on this issue, it’s got to be a really, really cut and dry.

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Breaking: Georgia AG Opines that South Lost Civil War!

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My work here in the AG’s office is done.

–Capt. Obvious

Gosh ! – It’s not like he’s stopping them from dumpster diving or anything —