Should a Senator be compared to a past racist villains for not supporting a House Bill to make radical changes or ‘transgressions” to US Voting Laws?
The Chicago Tribune opinion article titled: Senator Joe Minchin and the Ghosts of Dixieland Past, contained the following statement of opinion;
“Manchin is setting civil rights back 50 years by opposing the voting rights bill.’
“The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy,” Manchin wrote. He should have added that it only applies to those who vote Republican.”
The Purpose of This Post
Is to relate an ancient proverb and to question what specific issues in the new proposed House Bill applies to civil rights to compare to “Dixiecrats, Jim Crow laws, that has not already have been changed by the “Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965”
In other words, to question if the House Bill has nothing to do to correct civil rights and more to do with political parties’ politics.
For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. (Proverb 28:2)
Commentary Barnes Excerpt
Transgression – Better, rebellion. A revolt against a ruler leads to rapid changes of dynasty (the whole history of the kingdom of Israel was a proof of this), but “with men of understanding and knowledge thus shall he (the prince) continue.” True wisdom will lead people to maintain an existing order.
The state – Better, it (the land) shall surely prolong its days in stability.
What’s My Point?
I read another article that reports the specifics of the proposed house bill and frankly did not discern what the bill has to do with civil rights of minorities.
In other words, nothing in the bill is remedying civil rights. All voters are being subjected to the same voting rules.
In My Opinion,
Sen Manchin discerned wisely the same understanding of the proposed House Bill when he makes the following statement in the article.
“Manchin wrote that protecting voting rights for people of color is too political for him to get involved.
“The right to vote is fundamental to our American democracy,”
What the Chicago Tribune opinion writer is doing is making Sen Joe Manchin out to be a villain against civil rights because he discerned the bill is more about politics which in a Democracy requires compromise an agreement on issues by politicians instead of unfounded accusations which promote divisiveness.
If you take the time to read a Washington Post article of what the proposed bill is trying to pass into law, what specifically is in the Bill that will remedy any perceived civil rights violations for anyone who takes the time and interest to vote regardless of race or political party?
In a previous post an election official state the 2020 Election was the most secure in history, if so, why does it need any changes?
Is the proposed voting bill more to do with political power or civil rights/?
Should Sen Joe Mancini on this issue be compared to past racist voting laws Jim Crow and Dixiecrats which have already been resolved by Congress?
Is Sen Joe Manchin wise or foolish on this issue to discern, “True wisdom will lead people to maintain an existing order.“: “but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”
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Chicago Tribune Columnist Opinion Article
Proverb Commentary Barnes Excerpt
Washington Post – HR1 – What is it?
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