"That an ammendment like the fifteenth should protect everybody's right to vote."SP since you seem to have had some liberal points of view in the past.... 1)I would think that it was fairly obvious that the 15th amendment, by itself, was not working.2)Inherent in your comment is that the government can't do anything unless it is intrinsically for everyone. Everyone was not having their right to vote interfered with, it was the minority population. The main emphasis was Black people in the south but section 5 also applies in Yuba County California, where the objective was to protect Mexican-Americans (several other counties in California as well). It also covers Native Americans in south Dakota and New Hampshire as well. 3)Like most civil rights legislation, the primary driver was Black folk, but everyone benefits as well with a fairer society. Doing away with property ownership requirements and poll taxes benefits poor white people as well.4) Scalia's use of the term "entitlement" sounds like he thinks that voting is some sort of gift from the government and not the basis of a legitimate government, "Government by the people, of the People, for the People..."5) How far do you think, in general, the republican party and their minions on the Supreme Court can take this tampering with the right to vote thing before it truly blows up in their faces, worse than just what happened in the last election?V.
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