Don’t misunderstand me: I think it’s great that President Bush finally spoke to the NAACP. I think it’s wonderful that he spoke in support of renewing the 1965 Voting Rights Act.
But can someone please explain to why in the very name of sanity itself the 1965 Voting Rights Act has to be renewed?
Is a certain segment of America’s citizenry on probation, and if they behave well, they’ll retain their constitutional privilege to vote?
Why was it written to be reviewed, adjusted, tweaked and renewed periodically?
Why couldn’t they get it right the first time?
I don’t understand politics.