Essay on government messsing with diet

Submitted By boyer
Words: 614
Pages: 3

The government should continue to oversee voting practices in some state to prevent violations of minority voting rights. Subtle changes to voting procedures do continue to threaten minority voting rights. The government was wrong to void Section 4 of the voting rights. The Supreme Court struck down Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act, the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws cleared by the federal government or in federal court. The Voting Rights Act of 1965 stipulated that the U.S. government can oversee election law in states, cities and counties where racial discrimination had occurred, based on laws that these jurisdictions had passed and/or on the basis of unnaturally low voter registration or turnout. There are still many places that try to keep the minority from voting. If the government doesn’t oversee these parts of America who’s to say that people in a resist environment won’t start to act to once again try to limit the voting rights that they have. Its going to be hard to get a new plan out of congress for this voting rights act. The house being controlled by the republicans won’t want to anyways. It is an inescapable fact that minority groups (African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Asian-Americans, Native Americans) overwhelmingly mistrust Republicans and vote in great numbers for the only other major political party, the Democrats. So it behooves Republican strategists to reduce the number of minority voters. So why would you want to help someone who would vote against you. Section 4 even held states to not being able to ask for IDs from voters. Getting rid of section 4 allows the decrease the number of polling places in minority neighborhoods, forcing black voters to wait in line for hours, while voters in white neighborhoods breeze through in a matter of minutes. Or they could require citizens without driver’s licenses to obtain a photo ID…but only in one office in the state capitol, which might be open only a few hours a week. Or they could reduce minority representation by replacing district voting with at-large voting. This over all decreases the number of minorities that vote. “Across the South, Republicans are working to take advantage of a new political landscape after a divided U.S. Supreme Court freed all or part of 15…