Lyndon B. Johnson enacted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 only for the Supreme Court to find a key provision of the Act unnecessary today with a vote to wipe out the federal government’s involvement in state voting practices, Tuesday, June 25, 2013.
A lot of us are in complete shock at the wake of certain racist attitudes and behavior that has been unearthed since President Obama became president. But none are quite as shocking as government racists that don’t mind “coming out” so to speak.
It was a sad day in legislation on Tuesday, when the Supreme court decided to knock the wind out of the Voting Rights Act almost 50 years to the date after it was enacted by former President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965, by returning the governance of the voting process back to each state. The key provision that kept the checks and balances of fair play in tact when it came to the voting process and rights of minorities in this country were chopped off in one fell swoop with their vote.
There are no amount of soliloquy’s and/or eloquent speeches we can use here to describe the many lives that have been lost for naught in the decision that could cause this country to repeat a history so completely replete with hatred and dishonor to explain away the racist regard of John Roberts. But even more ironically, one of his colleagues, Clarence Thomas, which is believed to be an African American agrees with him. Roberts has expressed his disdain with the provision called option 5 and the Voting Rights Act for at least 30 years, but we can say, that’s understandable. But of course, Affirmative Action is unnecessary to Clarence Thomas as well. Continue reading
The same ol’ election tricks are springing up again and right on schedule for the racists…oops! I mean the presidential race. Florida’s GOP is showing its good ol’ boy tactics at the polls as if it were the 1950s. They’ve even gotten a little bold with the U.S. government. In true child-like behavior, they’ve taken a stance against the government and have told them what they are and are not going to do.
But just like any other child, Florida’s governor Rick Scott, will have to learn the hard way about pulling this kind of stunt. Governor Scott issued a statement at the beginning of June, stating that he would be purging the voter rolls of all ineligible voters. The only problem with that is they don’t have a credible list of who the ineligible voters are. Continue reading
The Supreme Court will be looking over the challenge to provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. This Act protects the rights of African Americans to vote in U.S. elections and is supposed to create an infrastructure that ensures that no one is discriminated against or are victims of intimidation or election tricks that prevent minorities from voting.
But, the real question is why is it that there is always a vote on extending the Voting Rights Act and not Continue reading