Thursday, July 25, 2013

Is Texas in 2013, Mississippi in 1964?

Because THAT was the purpose of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (which had me working registration tables in the south)
Attorney General Eric Holder announced Thursday the Justice Department is opening a new front in the battle for voting rights in response to a Supreme Court ruling that dealt a major setback to voter protections.
In a speech to the Urban League in Philadelphia, the attorney general said the Justice Department is asking a federal court in San Antonio to require the state of Texas to obtain approval in advance before putting future voting changes in place.
This requirement to obtain “pre-approval" from either the Justice Department or a federal court before making changes to voting laws is available when intentional voting discrimination is found.
Holder said that based on evidence of intentional racial discrimination presented last year in the redistricting case in Texas, “we believe that the state of Texas should be required to go through a preclearance process whenever it changes its voting laws and practices."
In Texas, there is a history of “pervasive voting-related discrimination against racial minorities," Holder added.
The Supreme Court, on a 5-4 vote, threw out the most powerful part of the landmark Voting Rights Act, the law that became a major turning point in black Americans’ struggle for equal rights and political power.
The ESSENCE of the SCOTUS ruling was that this is NOT the USA of 1964.
But as we have seen, President Obama wants to be BLACK before being President of ALL of the USA (E PLURIBUS UNUM. anyone?) and obviously so does Holder wish to be so identified.
I wonder how many others who worked for EQUAL OPPORTUNITY (in the faces of the KKK) are finding their gag reflex, STIMULATED?
These people are DIVIDERS.


Always On Watch said...




Is Holder acting in violation of a SCOTUS ruling? If he is, isn't that treason?

Epaminondas said...

No I think the worst is a federal cease and desist, followed by contempt and arrest ... a poltical circus.
'I, Eric Holder am prepared to defy SCOTUS for the American Peeeeeeple, and go to jail to protect your most sacred rights'