Thursday, June 27, 2013

Red States Moving to Restrict Voting

Didn't take long. But why only red states? Oh, yeah, Republicans can't win if they play fair:
Less than 48 hours after the Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, six of the nine states that had been covered in their entirety under the law’s “preclearance” formula have already taken steps toward restricting voting.
In a 5-4 decision, the Court’s five conservative justices ruled Tuesday that the formula, which required states with a history of racial discrimination to “preclear” changes to their voting laws with the Department of Justice or a federal judge before enforcing them, was unconstitutional. Since then, these six states have already started moving on restrictions, many of which have adverse effects on the abilities of minorities, young people, and the poor to exercise their right to vote.
Which states?
  • Texas.
  • Arkansas.
  • Virginia.
  • South Carolina.
  • Mississippi.
  • Alabama.
Sound familiar?

You know what would be interesting? What if some people never gave up on the Confederacy? Wait, there are some people here, here, and here.

Let's get our Civil War on. It was so much fun the last time. All the songs about it are so happy.

Is Dixie on the mend? Depends on what the meaning of "mend" is.

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