Everything today is racist, that is if you’re White and expect integrity within our great nation. The Daily Signal, on Wednesday, July 14th, ran this headline, “It’s Not Racist to Support Election Integrity Laws.”
Earlier this month, when I heard that the Supreme Court had struck down a lawsuit claiming that Arizona’s election laws were a form of racist voter suppression, I happened to be standing where civil rights leaders long ago gathered to talk about the very issue of fighting for the right to cast their vote without fear or intimidation.
In 2005, I worked with Democrats and Republicans on the bipartisan Commission on Federal Election Reform, also known as the Carter-Baker Commission, which examined all the ways we could strengthen the integrity of American elections. Reforms such as requiring voter ID, verifying that only citizens voted, and sharing voter lists among the states to prevent people from voting twice were agreed to by both sides as good policy.
Yet today, the left is reneging on that agreement. Somehow, those were commonsense reforms in 2005. Now, the left calls many of them racist.
The National Director of the Knights Party of the Ku Klux Klan, based in Harrison, Arkansas, Thomas Robb, spoke from his National Office saying, “If anyone is being racist over the idea of voter registration laws, it’s the leftists. In America today, one needs an ID for just about anything, and what the leftists are suggesting is, non-whites in America aren’t intelligent enough to procure an ID card. Now I’m sure most non-whites in America already have an ID card. They’re needed to obtain such things as Section 8 housing, medical assistance, food stamps, and let’s not forget to enter a liquor store! To suggest non-whites can’t obtain an ID to vote is ludacris. This is the left insulting the non-whites to their face, while trying to be certain they remain in power at the same time. It’s easier to ‘cheat’ when nobody has the real numbers or proof of who did what. This is the real reason the leftists are so against the idea of these new voter registration laws.”