Monday, March 14, 2005

The Republicans and Voting Rights

There's a scary column in the Chicago Sun-Times by the Rev. Jesse Jackson, about Republican plans to gut the Voting Rights Act when it comes up for re-authorization in 2007. Anyone who doubts that conservatives are opposed to the sharing of power throughout the populace should read this piece about a particularly devious tactic the Republicans want to use: Make the act permanent, setting it up to be ruled unconstitutional by the Supreme Court on the basis that it is discriminatory.