Not so fast…”Racially Charged Attacks Against Justice Scalia Unfounded”


I recently made comments in response to a Heritage Foundation article trying to whitewash the incendiary remarks uttered by US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia saying voting rights protections “perpetuated racial entitlements.”

I wrote:

“Hans [von Spakovsky], your thoughts were nearly credible until you veered off into fiction. It is the GOP in collusion with some black Democrats, not Democrats in the South, to gerrymander safe black and safe Republican districts to detriment of white Democrats (and southern state Democratic parties). An absolute perversion of the VRA, if I may say so.

Thus, your plaintiffs are not victims of “blood corruption” but corrupt by present day activities. Section 5 review should remain for them (and uncovered bad actors) until all manner of corruption (ie, voter discrimination) is purged.”

Read Not so fast, Racially charged attacks against Scalia are unfounded.

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About SquarePegDem

A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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2 Responses to Not so fast…”Racially Charged Attacks Against Justice Scalia Unfounded”

  1. DJ says:

    I am not that informed about all this, but it seems to me that rather than eliminate the act, we should extend it to all states

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    • I’m not in favor of eliminating the Voting Rights Act. Only the question regarding Section 5’s applicable to the enumerated jurisdictions is before SCOTUS. Extending Section 5 coverage to all 50 states and US territories requires Congress to act. In the meantime, I think the bailout provision should be made automatic (the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan should no longer be subject to it) and not require application. Justice Scalia is a jerk, who was seeking to provoke the Solicitor General.

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