Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg had a few things to say, in the context of an AP interview about the Supremes’ VRA ruling last month, about voter ID and the sanctity of the individual vote.
Texas’ decision to implement its voter ID law hours after the court struck down a key provision of the Voting Rights Act last month was powerful evidence of an ongoing need to keep states with a history of voting discrimination from making changes in the way they hold elections without getting advance approval from Washington.
Because acting on being newly freed from the shackles of government is somehow nefarious.
The notion that because the Voting Rights Act had been so tremendously effective we had to stop it didn’t make any sense to me[.]
Because we’re irretrievably beyond redemption, men cannot change away from the mistakes of a distant past, and it takes an enlightened Progressive to instruct and guide us.
It’s inconceivable to Know Betters that such seigniory might not actually be necessary.