Many civil rights leaders and others on the left are simply apoplectic over this. Charges are being thrown about that this means the end of democracy and others are calling Justice Clarence Thomas an "Uncle Thomas", and I think we all know what they are suggesting by that remark. This is just what the left always does; if they don't get what they want the pitch a "hissy-fit" and turn the Chris Matthews types loose making outrageous and untrue statements that only make them look more unhinged.
Here's the thing. The Supreme Court has done nothing to kill the right to vote; what it has done is require the laws to be brought up to date. Anyone who thinks that Mississippi, or Alabama, or any other state operates today regarding voting laws like it did in 1965 is not facing reality. In fact, many of these states now have more minority voters than Caucasian, a fact that the left clearly wants to ignore.
In 2006 when Congress renewed the Act, they should have updated the statistical basis for whatever they did. Not being able to come up with a better baseline, they just punted and renewed the law with the same old data. It's like saying let's outfit the twenty-first century military with World War I equipment. Gee, I wonder how that would work out?
And I'd like to make a couple of final points. First, Americans need to understand that we are not a democracy, but rather, a democratic republic. Our founders knew that pure democracy would lead to chaos and would provide no protection for the minority, something which would make things much worse for anyone finding themselves in the minority. Secondly, I think you would be hard pressed to find the kind of intimidation and fraud in most states of the South that are readily apparent in Blue America. Do you really think that uniformed groups carrying baseball bats would be allowed to intimidate voters at the polling places today in states like Texas or South Carolina for that matter like we've seen in Philadelphia? I dare say the answer is no.
So Americans should be pleased with this outcome which only insures that all of us are treated the same way.
Next up, likely this morningt: Decisions on DOMA and Same Sex Marriage. Let's keep our fingers crossed.
God bless you all and keep the faith. God rules.