Adding to a string of recent voting rights victories, a judge in North Dakota on Monday blocked the state's restrictive voter ID law, saying it disproportionately impacted Native Americans.
I wouldn’t go as far as “Democracy is on a roll” Deirdre, but this decision is welcome nevertheless. It’s said a nation can be, must be, judged on how the most vulnerable, the “least” among us, are treated and cared-for. Our “leaders” have failed that moral test. Our “leaders” have sold themselves to power and influence, and all the rest of us - the 99% - ave been sold out, the most vulnerable most of all.
The corruption of our politics by big-money and overt voting manipulations and control, disenfranchisement of the least among us, while wealth is equated to 'free speech" is a travesty of epidemic proportions. The notion of “one person, one vote” is a thing of the past. Carny hucksterism and servitude to the most powerful has us and our republic by the throat.
Now can we get UN referees to monitor US voting in November ?