Friday, June 28, 2013

Pedro's Corner: Submarine Court Trapped on Dry Land

Today, my dad has something to say about the Supreme Court's decision striking down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act. Take it away Pedro!

The Supreme Court has now decided that because of changed and improved conditions in our country, that certain guarantees regarding management of voting rights in certain states should be removed.  One could therefore say that laws against crime should be repealed because of a significant drop in crime, a drop that was brought about by these very same crime laws.  The national understanding is that a single crime is sufficiently repellant to justify these laws and single crimes we will always have.  We still enforce laws against fraud because we know that some citizens will turn to fraud feeling they can avoid the consequences by craft.

The voting rights laws were enacted because some citizens have a racial hatred and will act on it.  They struggle to prevent their so-called inferiors from voting.  They will never change and will never stop imparting the hatred to their offspring.  Therefore it behooves us to keep such laws intact, as a form of regulating fair behavior and maintaining public trust in government.  What would be the highest number of unfair, racial incidents permissible (NONE) and how can we predict when such incidents would stop for all time (NEVER)?  This is why we have all sorts of laws punishing, regulating and watching for even a single crime.

A civilized government serves to protect and serve its citizens as a majority decides.  Violence and threats by one person or group against another person or group have no place here.  The government must have the power and the wisdom to squelch violent force along with the MIGHT MAKES RIGHT mentality.


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