Through the Utopian looking glass
An overview of the first day of the Department of Justice’s attempt to keep Texas from securing for actual Texas citizens the value of the franchise.
– Which, in a country built on federalist principles and created only with certain assurances given to states who agreed to join the union, is no more surreal than was the federal government’s suit to keep Arizona from being able to protect its own citizens — followed immediately after the ruling by the fed’s assurances that, SCOTUS having ruled the state couldn’t protect itself or its border, the feds wouldn’t be protecting them, either.
We can only hope all these attempts by states to protect the integrity of their voter rolls and keep citizens from being disenfranchised by having their legitimate votes canceled out by illegitimate votes, isn’t eventually brought before the Supreme Court.
Because we know that, once there, at least 4 Justices are a lock to devise some reason why states can’t protect voter rolls — and two more who believe it might prove soothing to the reputation of the Court to stand up for “civil rights” and against federalist attempts to keep minority voters down.
This being 1890 and all.
note: my wife has been out of town for the past couple days on business, meaning I’ve been here with the boys all by my lonesome. I’ve been kept very busy, and expect I will be very busy again today. Blogging from me will be light. Adjust your expectations accordingly.