Friday, May 29, 2009

Obama Adm Orders Suit Dropped in Voter Suppression Case

Election day 2008. The opponents are John McCain and Barack Obama. McCain, a white male, former POW during Vietnam, current Senator from Arizona and Republican candidate for President. Barack Obama, a black male and former community organizer in Chicago Illinois, and current Senator from Illinois and Democrat candidate for President.

In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the New Black Panther Organization has three men at a polling station. They are dressed in their new military type uniforms. They are carrying dangerous weapons, using racial slurs and insults while carrying dangerous weapons to scare would be voters and those there to assist the voters. One of the panthers was overheard telling a white poll watcher “You are about to be ruled by the black man, cracker.” Doesn’t this show racism? A hate crime?
These men were being sued by the government for violating the 1965 Voting Rights Act. Career lawyers with the justice department have been pursuing this for five months. Yes, I said they were. Not are. Were. Past tense. The career lawyers were told by the political appointees of President Obama’s to drop it.

For all of the complaints about the militia organizations around the country, that is constantly laid at the feet of the Republicans, I would think that the last thing the Democrats would want to be involved with, and especially Obama, is a radical group that intimidates people into not voting. This Black Panther Organization might better be named the new KKK.

When have you seen the Michigan militia in Detroit in military garb, brandishing weapons, intimidating people that dared to show up to exercise their one chance every four years to have a say in their government?

Yes, there was voter intimidation in the past. Black people were intimidated and threatened. It led to the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That law, and all laws apply to all Americans regardless of skin color or gender. It did not apply only to those that didn’t have white skin. In other words, two wrongs do not make a right.

Now, we have a President of the United States ordering lawyers that are career lawyers, not to pursue a suit that would punish those that violated the law. There is no reason given. If they said it was because they didn’t want to start racial tensions again, fine. I could live with that. I wouldn’t agree with it, but at least there would be a stated reason. We are left to think of our own reasons why this would be done. The fact is, we don’t know if there is a good reason, but what we do know is that those three Black Panther members may have violated the law and should be tried for their actions and brought before a jury of their peers, the American citizens.

For all of the talk of the Democrat party about eliminating racism in this country, at every turn, they are advancing racism. Obama seems to be the worst of the group. First he nominates for the Supreme Court, a woman that has a record of racist comments and admitting that she uses her own heritage in her courts. Now we have people that are intimidating with language, weapons and threats if someone doesn’t vote the way they want them to vote.

President Bush is still under threat of investigation for firing 8 Justice Department lawyers. Never mind that President Clinton fired 53 when he became President. Now we have the political appointees of the Obama administration telling career lawyers to drop the suit against people that were stopping Americans from voting based on their skin color.

Another freedom lost under this President, and this one directly related to racist activities. He’s only been in office for four months. How many freedoms can he remove from the American people, ALL American people, in three years and 8 months that he still has left in his term?

I was only a child when the civil rights marches were going on. I was just becoming aware of current events. But even at that early age, in the mid to late 60’s, I knew it was wrong what was happening to black people in the south. This action by the New Black Panthers is just as wrong. It’s childish of this President to order this suit stopped. The only thing it will accomplish is to create more of it.

People had better wake up to what this man is doing to this country or we’re going to find ourselves in a situation that cannot be corrected without having to rebuild the country down to its very foundation.

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