On the heels of a hypocritical MSNBC interview with Congressional Black Caucus Chairman Emanuel Cleaver (D-MO) on a plan to educate black pastors, Attorney General Eric Holder told a council of African-American church leaders that their "sacred" right to vote was under attack. The meeting was the start of a plan for IRS administrators, lawyers from the ACLU, and Holder to speak to pastors in the African-American community about how to talk to their parishioners without losing their tax exempt status. They won't tell them how to vote, but they just have to explain to them how the "bad guys" and their "draconian" laws are putting their right to vote in jeopardy.
On MSNBC, Cleaver said they would reach over 10 million people through the pastors they will speak to and give them "...the information they need to know about what they can say and what they cannot say in the church that would violate their 501c3 status with the IRS." It even sounds devious! "We want to let them know that there is a theological responsibility to participate in the political process, at least in the Judeo-Christian tradition," said Cleaver. He must have forgotten about his Meet the Press interview on April 8th when he said, "Well, I-- I think we need to take God off the ballot." Looks like God is only important when it works in favor of the democrats.
Holder told the group, the Council of Black Churches, that even after President Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act forty-seven years ago, that "overt and subtle forms of discrimination still exists." Of course, Holder is talking about voter ID laws, at least in part. Politico says that Holder told the audience that "his office is 'aggressively' taking on the task of protecting that right, including challenging several state lawsuits that would overturn key provisions of the Voting Rights Act..." Naturally, he brought up how the faith leaders of the Civil Rights Movement in the '60s faced violence and death to gain the right to vote.
It is bad enough that members of the government are openly campaigning for the sitting president, but taxpayer dollars are paying for this illegal campaigning! The voter ID argument is a way to make sure that Obama gets the minority vote and as many illegal votes as he can rack up. Citizens need ID to exist and function normally in this society. Driving a vehicle, joining the military, flying, all things that require ID. The Department of Health and Human Services in most states will assist people in obtaining ID, even if someone has no birth certificate, at little or no cost. If they can't help, they will send the person to some place that can. Voter ID laws should be made and enforced, not used as an excuse for Eric Holder to cry "racism" or "unfair."
Check out this recent video about a shocking voter fraud case:
Â© Margie Wilson-Mars 2012