Not Cease from Exploration...a blog by Steve Albert

Saturday, February 18, 2012

If the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had been put up to a popular vote, would it have passed?

Leaders are paid to lead, period.  What Governor Christie is doing is simply dodging an issue in order to appeal to socially conservative voters during an election season.

NJ Governor Christie vetoes same-sex marriage law

Leadership is needed in this issue; as noted above, if the Voting Rights Act of 1965 had been put to a vote, how many people in, say, Alabama would have voted for it?  Would it have passed in any state?

Telling a minority that they can only enjoy the same rights a the majority only if the majority first approves of it is wrong, period.

3 comments:

JD Curtis said...

How many blacks are now consider themselves to be an 'ex-black'?

Stephen Albert said...

Bryant Gumbel.

Stephen Albert said...

By the way, wasn't interracial marriage illegal in many states up until the 70's JD? Funny, but wasn't allowing blacks to marry whites also supposed to be immoral and not natural according to some? Now where have I heard those arguments before?