“Why,” we would ask? “As a result of we are attempting to guard in opposition to voter fraud,” even when has been confirmed to be nearly non-existent.
It’s, after all, blatantly apparent, and so said by folks like Ted Cruz, that the actual cause is that in any other case the GOP is not going to stand an opportunity to win in future elections. Concern trumps precept, pun supposed.
In different phrases, “We’re entitled to remain in energy. We signify the “true” (i.e. white) America.” We should always not should work exhausting to tug our social gathering’s positions and recognition up by its bootstraps. We should always probably not should compete with others on the general public stage. You shouldn’t query our proper to inform lies on social media about what’s going on. You shouldn’t attempt to make gun rights and possession the equal of the proper to drive, with coaching, registration, and insurance coverage. And most significantly of all, you shouldn’t query crucial worth of all, the proper to make a monetary killing off of the hardly habitable wages that we pay a lot of our “important staff.”
If America’s core values are life, liberty, and the equality of alternative, with justice for all, then this sense of entitlement is heresy, claiming privilege and place over equality of alternative, energy over justice, and the significance of some lives over thousands and thousands of others.
The lock-step march by GOP legislatures across the nation to limit entry to voting, when adherence to American values ought to be dictating how we are able to guarantee everybody has a extra equal and simpler means to vote, is just a sign of a way of entitled class and aristocracy, the very type of authorities the American revolution was attempting to overthrow. “We’ve the facility to do that, so precept be damned.”