The Voting Rights Act Section 4, long a tool to suppress the South, has been overturned (surprisingly) by the current Supreme Court. Section 4 declared that any changes made in regards to voting must gain Federal approval or be considered invalid. While it’s a step in the right direction, the entirety of the Voting Rights Act needs to be abolished.
Not Surprisingly, Our Glorious Leader has called out the SCOTUS, saying,
I am deeply disappointed with the Supreme Court’s decision today. For nearly 50 years, the Voting Rights Act – enacted and repeatedly renewed by wide bipartisan majorities in Congress – has helped secure the right to vote for millions of Americans. Today’s decision invalidating one of its core provisions upsets decades of well-established practices that help make sure voting is fair, especially in places where voting discrimination has been historically prevalent.
And then Obama called upon Congress to
pass legislation to ensure every American has equal access to the polls. My Administration will continue to do everything in its power to ensure a fair and equal voting process.
Alabamians, rather than having the ability to sort things out amongst ourselves, have carried the weight of this “Reconstruction” style act probably more than any other country within the United States. Reaction towards the move has been generally favourable, except for that liberal section of Alabama whose wishes are granted by playing the “racist” game.
State Representative Holmes (D-Montgomery) has already been playing the fool:
It’s very sad that the United States Supreme Court would make such a ruling in this day when they know that in most southern states that the Republicans have taken control, not only the governorship, but the state legislatures. And they’re trying to do everything they can to get it back like it used to be. And I’m mighty afraid if we’re not real careful it will get back like it used to be
Online reactions to Holmes and his liberal compatriots have been very pro-Dixie:
DSHornet: The “black political leaders in Alabama” seem not to notice something glaringly obvious in today’s ruling.
You wanted fairness in the voting process. As cited elsewhere, there is about 1% difference in the rates of Black and White rates of voter registration. Over the last fifty years you have enjoyed Federal Government supervision in the voting process so you could get the equality in the process you wanted and, frankly, deserved. In other words, you won. You reached the goal. What is your problem?
mike: You just know in your heart that the Supreme Court made the correct decision if this group of racist politicians are opposed to it.
keithinala: Give it up Rogers, it’s State’s rights, as the founding fathers intended. Enough of your Washington big brother endless control.
bamatexan4: Folks who make a career of being black like Jesse and Al ain’t gonna like this.
Skinnerton: After 50-years of failure, for ALL Southerners, it is time to move forward! Like George Corley Wallace, Lyndon B. Johnson bowed to the yankees, imposing detrimental act upon ALL Southern people.
Rep. Holmes has also previously called on a Confederate flag to be removed from I-65 even though it is on private property, saying that it is a distraction to drivers and a racist emblem. In addition, he came out against every Alabamian regardless of colour over the flag:
We are going to consider calling for a nationwide economic boycott against the state of Alabama
St. Andrew’s News is eagerly awaiting as more heavy-hitters, like Ron Paul, Pat Buchanan, and Tom Woods, weigh in on the recent SCOTUS ruling.
Until next time, may St. Andrew Bless Y’all heartily.