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Eric Holder and the Strange Case of Endemic Racism

Written By : Doug Ross
June 2, 2012

Attorney Generic Eric Holder once again leveled charges of endemic racism against a state, this time accusing Florida of disenfranchising minorities by requiring photo identification and attempting to clean up voter rolls.

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Holder asserted that requiring a valid ID to vote is racist, stating, “In my travels across this country, I’ve heard a consistent drumbeat of concern from citizens, who—often for the first time in their lives—now have reason to believe that we are failing to live up to one of our nation’s most noble ideals… some of the achievements that defined the civil rights movement now hang in the balance.”

Holder also pointed to union elections as bastions of Jim Crow-style racism, because they require IDs in order to vote.

As for the TSA, which requires IDs for air travelers, Holder termed it a “cauldron of racial injustice.”

Holder also pilloried the liquor store industry for its discriminatory policies of requiring identification in order to buy alcohol.

And the attorney general saved some of his harshest vitriol for the military, observing that recruiting offices’ outrageous requirements for IDs had set a terrible precedent, one which would have outraged Dr. King.

The Social Security Administration didn’t escape Holder’s attention; he described it as a “factory for racial discrimination.”

Actually, Eric Holder didn’t say any of those things — except for that first statement, concerning his hatred of the requirement for voter IDs. Eric Holder despises the sanctity of the ballot box, because he would never go after the military, the TSA, liquor stores, et. al. for their practices of requiring identification.

He also knows that the Supreme Court has already ruled, in a 6-3 decision, that requiring IDs of voters is not an undue burden.

Eric Holder, in short, wants to taint the vote. He has turned out to be the most malevolent and lawless attorney general in modern American history. He makes John Mitchell look like an Eagle Scout. Mitchell didn’t institutionalize lawlessness. Holder has. And he must be held to account.

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