When you consider the arguments for retaining the Voting Rights Act of 1965, it’s easy to determine, the tides have changed, or shifted away from the Act’s original intent. In it’s original intent, the Act was to protect the voting rights of former slaves. Now the Act, with the help of Congress, serves to protect the Democrat party’s voting base, which mind you, may be minorities, but are in no way, discriminated against when it comes to voting.
Even when you consider, four decades ago, Blacks were voting freely, electing Democrats at will and all the Voting Rights Act did was solidify a permanent under class of people who, even back then, associated their political affiliation with entitlements.
Four decades ago, civil rights leaders and civil rights advocates steered the course to insure minorities wouldn’t be discriminated against during any and all voting processes around the country. In 2013, Liberalism, Blacks, Whites and other minorities have steered the discrimination back into the forefront under the pretext of a reality that’s long since been dead and buried.
Texas state Rep. Sylvester Turner, speaking on Section 5 of the act, stated, ‘There are 18 African-American legislators in the Texas House and two African-American state senators. I think it goes without saying that many of us, if not all of us, but certainly many of us, would not be here at the state Capitol were it not for Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.’
While that may be true, progress didn’t stop there. Progress stopped with the invention of Liberalism’s quest to keep a under class group of people, reaching out to a political party, who’s never had their best interest at heart.
Modern day America is not reflective of Alabama's Shelby County of the 1960s. Texas is not reflective of the South of the 1960s and as such, to continue to inflict racism and discrimination on any of the states, the Voting Rights Act sought to punish, is above and beyond the normal protocol of a true racist.
The Supreme Court’s decision will determine if we, as a nation is moving forward, or backwards, back into a time period, most Americans, including Black Americans, would rather leave in the past.