Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Déjà vu all over again in Florida; voter civil rights in the crosshairs

The voter rights suppression attempt by the corrupt Florida Republican Governor Rick Scott MUST be remedied post haste by Attorney General Eric Holder. He must do so as President Kennedy through his Attorney General Robert Kennedy did in July, 1963 by sending Deputy Attorney General Nicolas Katzenbach demanding he do so to enforce desegregation imperatives. Kennedy employed federal marshals and the Alabama National Guard which, by the threat of physical force, demanded Wallace step aside and not block black students from attending school. Stopping the impudent and insolent Rick Scott is as important as THAT except now it is about voter suppression -- illegal and unconstitutional in our time.

I believe the federal government and the Justice Department have the ability to prosecute and DEMAND the malevolent, impudent and insolent Scott stop his voter suppression tactics. Nicholas Katzenbach issued an order for the racist Governor Wallace to step aside at the University of Alabama to allow black students to attend or troops would FORCE him to do so. Wallace stepped aside. Wallace did not like it, of course. TOUGH that he did not like it.

Scott is trying clearly to undermine the Democratic vote by suppressing the minority vote. Attorney General DO NOT LET HIM. DEMAND he cease and desist or if he does not he faces arrest for violation of the 1965 Voting Rights Act and obstructing justice.

Rick Scott's actions are an affront to our nation, to our Constitution, to democracy itself and cannot continue. If Scott continues his threatening tactics arrest that insulting, scurrilous, bloviating, malodorous excuse for humanity and force him to comply. It is déjà vu all over again and cannot stand!

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