Not my writing but a very thought provocative article by Morgan Guyton. Having closely studied the recently enacted voting laws in North Carolina I could not have said this better. The NC law sets a precedent that has not been so blatantly seen since the height of Jim Crow. It is actually scary when you read it and look at the real life implications, especially on elderly African American Christians and college students, many of whom are likewise Christians. Peace, Padre Steve+
So what’s the big deal with making people flash a photo ID at a poll before they vote? You have to have a photo ID to buy beer; why shouldn’t you be required to have one to vote? And how dare you call it a racist Jim Crow law! Since I know I have readers who have thoughts like these in their heads when they hear the criticisms of the voting law NC governor Pat McCrory signed yesterday and because I love you and want to have a more productive conversation with you than just flaming and shaming, I thought I would try to calmly go through the problematic portions of the law and explain why I and other people see them as problematic.
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