Liberals Being Very Un-Liberal On The Voting Rights Act

My latest column is up at Right Wing News!

Here is an excerpt:

 

The very un-liberal attitude American liberals are taking over the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act is downright perplexing. To hear some on the Left tell it, you would think that the United States Supreme Court just declared the Emancipation Proclamation to be unconstitutional, and re-instituted slavery in America.

But all of the blustering over the Voting Rights Act is massively overblown. In fact, most of the Act is still in effect. The Supreme Court didn’t even really strike down anything in the law; all they did is say that one section of the Act needs to be updated, because it is out of date. Sounds like a declaration of modern apartheid to me.

The Voting Rights Act was implemented back in the 1960s to fight segregation and voter discrimination. The Act has been extended several times over the years, but, interestingly enough, has never been updated to keep with our modern times. One of the provisions of the Voting Rights Act involved federal monitoring of state election laws – something that has already proved to be a stumbling block to some Southern states’ attempts to bring legitimacy to their elections processes through voter ID laws, which were blocked by the federal government.

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