Religious Orders

A Bunch of Assholes

Posted: Wednesday June 26 2013 @ 6:26am

Religious Order: Politics

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I'm still trying to wrap my head around the Supreme Court striking down part of the Voting Rights Act. Their argument seems to be that the formula used in it is no longer valid, outdated. To which I respond:

How the fuck would a bunch of white guys know the extent to which this stuff is still needed? Do they have any fucking idea? (Thomas gets a bye on this, although I'm convinced he actually thinks he's white.)

And since when is it the court's job to decide whether Congress did due diligence? Congress re-authorized it, thereby explicitly saying they're okay with it as it stands. This is the exact sort of rank activism the right wing of the court claims to detest.

The court seems to be saying that the concept of pre-clearance is okay, it's just that Congress is using an outdated formula. So, can Congress pass a new formula? What if it ends up covering the same states. What if it's the same states, plus Florida? What will the court say then? Will they give it a thumbs up? Or will they come up with some other excuse? Take a wild guess.

Maybe there's a simpler explanation, like, I dunno, they're fucking assholes who don't care whether people with which they disagree actually get to vote? Of course, that's not true. The truth is that the actively want these folks to not be able to vote.

I guess the bottom line is that the court is saying Yeah, we buy the concept, but Congress didn't implement the concept to our satisfaction. To which I just shake my head. In what possible judicial philosophy is that something the court does? At least we can all stop pretending who the actual activist judges are.

Well, maybe I'm overreacting. After all, it's not as if there have been recent attempts at restricting voting. No, none at all.

Doesn't ensuring that everyone can vote trump all other Constitutional considerations? It's the bedrock on which representational government rests.

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