GOP Repeats Voter Suppression History While Attacking The Teaching Of It 1

GOP Repeats Voter Suppression History While Attacking The Teaching Of It

 

“They are digging in the archives for methods of voter suppression and targeted attacks on enfranchisement of Black and brown folks—while also attacking the teaching of the history that would illuminate to people why that effort is so dangerous,” says Chris Hayes.
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70 comments

    1. @Dee Valerie Exactly they want people to vote in person and then cut it off that no more voting after 5:00 in the evening that’s just BS they don’t want any early voting they don’t want any vote by mail they’re trying to control our constitutional of law but thank God they’re getting sued left it right because they cannot change our constitution

    2. God Bless America! I hope 100% of eligible citizens VOTE to defend Democracy (on behalf of the world) *regardless* of all obstructions “Evil Lunacy” / Trump Cult Republicans devise.

    1. @Ganiscol He doesn’t Try, He wants it all to stay the way it is. Blocked.
      Nothing is Moving. Except that republican Donor $$$$$.
      And a Little Extra to their Mole Manchin for Superb Backstabbing.

  1. Rest in peace MLK Jr. I will do my part to help keep your dream alive, peacefully that is.

    1. This video is ultra woke, using a clip from MLK Jr, who believed in not judging people by the color of their skin, to try and argue why we need CRT in schools, which teaches people to judge by skin color.

    2. @Eric Staples It doesn’t matter the skin color but the context of the heart, that is what I was taught. I didn’t the video a like or anything. I just figured that I just need to do my part as a citizen to keep MLK Jr’s dream alive. So far, I have been signing petitions and such that the political group who named themselves the Black Caucus would have made. Equal Opportunity is best I say, even though I’m not the sharpest tool in the shard.

  2. Mitch McConnell is so used to being able to fool his constituents so easily that he thinks he can fool the rest of us. It is so obvious what the GOP is attempting with the new state voting laws. These people have got to be stopped before this country falls.

    1. It’s too late, this country will be falling. This evil can’t keep going on. It’s just the same throw up that keeps being swallowed and then thrown up again for more than 400 years. The hearts of the USA are hardened. It refuses to see their injustices. The USA loves the dark evil things. It’s catching up. The fire will be hot and unquenchable.

    2. He’s not trying to fool us. He doesn’t care if we believe him or not. He knows his constituents support his racist agenda and will vote for him. The rest of us don’t matter. We never have and we never will.

  3. They will never stop this will go on forever and ever we just have to fight back harder and harder

    1. It’s truly unfortunate that people?from another race will keep tormenting another race because they dont want their so called superiority challenged in any way, shape, or form.

    2. Dedicate ourselves to the proposition that deprives us of freedom. Places in the north are just as bad as places in the north. Words and constitutions and amendments are quite empty

    3. Only one race people. Just the one. Start with that truth because without it everything after it is based on a lie.

  4. Look at the registration and voter participation of blacks after the civil war…. and look at them now..
    Our country still has not recovered

  5. The same way we don’t learn about Woodrow Wilson or John Adams.
    This is a truly sick country when it comes to the society.

    1. Wilson has his good parts. but the bad parts are the ones on race. And John Adams would be Alien and Sedition Acts, etc.

    2. @Nicholas A. Adams has his flaws, but I actually mentioned him cause he was the only founding father who didn’t own slaves.
      Shattering this white washed _they were men of their times_ excuse used to idealize them and to ignore their failure to lead and uphold the _plagiarized_ words in the Bill of Rights and Constitution.

  6. The United States has been paying for irrational and misplaced attempts to placate the Confederacy since Appomattox.

    1. It starts before then at the founding of our country with the Second Amendment and other compromises to the racist slavers.

    2. Wow!!! you hit the nail on its head. The thing is the “placating of the Confederacy” is weakening, and weakening our democracy in a 21st century global society. It gives “global” enemies of our democracy “fuel” for contributing to these pro-Confederate groups.

  7. The only three people I enjoy listening to while they do their monologue are : Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Mehdi Hasan.

    1. Rachel is one of a kind.. a precious gem for truthful, heartfelt, compassionate, enlightening, eye opening journalism.

    2. I like Ari Melber too, he always throws in some relevant pop culture references or rap lyrics. He literally has a lyric for every situation.

  8. “Those that fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” – British statesman Winston Churchill

    1. “We have met the enemy, and he is us!” ~ Walt Kelly
      “The secret of freedom is educating the people, whereas the secret of tyranny is keeping them ignorant.” ~ Robespierre
      “Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities” ~ Voltaire
      “There can be no successful appeal from the ballot to the bullet.” ~Abraham Lincoln
      “The problem with the world is that the intelligent people are full of doubts, while the stupid ones are full of confidence.” ~ Charles Bukowski
      “Everybody has a right to their opinion, but nobody has a right to be wrong in their facts.” ~ Bernard Baruch, quoted in 1946 AP article.
      “It’s easier to fool people than it is to convince them that they have been fooled.”
      ~ Mark Twain
      “It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” ~ James A. Baldwin
      “When stupidity is considered patriotism, it is unsafe to be intelligent.” ~ Isaac Asimov
      “If we are to have another contest in the near future of our national existence, I predict that the dividing line will not be Mason and Dixon’s but between patriotism and intelligence on the one side, and superstition, ambition and ignorance on the other.” ~ Ulysses S. Grant, 1875
      “When fascism comes to America it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.” ~ Typically misattributed to Sinclair Lewis, the original source of this quote is unknown, but likely derived from labor activist Eugene V. Debs 1917 quote, “Every robber or oppressor in history has wrapped himself in a cloak of patriotism or religion, or both.”

      Before World War II, Charles Lindbergh typified American heroism with his daring flights, including the first solo transatlantic flight, and his celebration of new technology. He parlayed his fame and heroic stature into a leading role in the America First movement, which opposed America’s entrance into the war against Nazi Germany. In 1939, in an essay entitled “Aviation, Geography, and Race,” published in that most American of journals, Reader’s Digest, Lindbergh embraced something close to Nazism for America:

      “It is time to turn from our quarrels and to build our White ramparts again. This alliance with foreign races means nothing but death to us. It is our turn to guard our heritage from Mongol and Persian and Moor, before we become engulfed in a limitless foreign sea.”

      The America First movement was the public face of pro-fascist sentiment in the United States at that time. In the twenties and thirties, many Americans shared Lindbergh’s views against immigration, especially by non-Europeans. The Immigration Act of 1924 strictly limited immigration into the country, and it was specifically intended to restrict the immigration of both nonwhites and Jews.

      Once again, nationalism, aka fascism, has risen its ugly head in America, in European nations, and in some other countries around the world. The fight of good people against ignorance, the fears that sprout from it, the hate which then blossoms, culminating in the bitter toxic fruit of evil, senseless brutalities and deaths, is a constant, never-ending battle we fear, but it is a battle from which we must never shrink.

      In this era, the likes of Toxic Trump and Marginalized Greene have become the face of the new “America First” fascist movement built up over the last four decades by the GOP, Reich-wing plutocrats, demagogues, and media. But, as with Lindbergh, the American people gradually come to recognize their dysfunctional poison and reject it. Most Americans understand, accept, and appreciate that the enduring strength of America is that we are a nation of immigrants and multiculturalism, a “melting pot” where the best ideas rise to the top, and superficial differences are meaningless in the face of our common humanity and purpose. Most Americans want competent leaders who speak truth, who strive to unite, who are not corrupt, who care about them. So, it should come as no surprise that President Biden is already receiving high marks from the public, while Toxic Trump never managed to rise above even a 50% approval rating. To conclude where begun, the following quotes are submitted for further reflection:

      “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” ~ George Santayana
      “History doesn’t repeat itself. But it does rhyme. ~ Mark Twain
      “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons of history.” ~ Aldous Huxley
      “If men could learn from history, what lessons it might teach us! But passion and party blind our eyes, and the light which experience gives us is a lantern on the stern which shines only on the waves behind.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    1. It’s being waged ideologically instead of physically. The gop has taken the place of the confederacy.

    2. @Nicholas A. It was stopped prematurely by the Compromise of 1877 that saw the newly elected president remove federal troops that protected Black people’s civil rights from the former confederacy in exchange for the losing candidate’s conceding the election

    3. We can thank the Daughters of the Confederacy for their whitewashing of history and trying to frame the Civil War as the war of Northern aggression. Jim Crow was just icing on the cake and now the GOP is trying to bring it back and eat their cake too!

    1. MLK is right character over the color of ones person’s skin color. So why are schools teaching critical race theory???

  9. instead of moving forward and being a beacon and a driving force for the whole world, america is moving backwards.

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