So you think you have a good reason for not voting!
White Male Racists want to maintain legal control over all others. That legal control gives them the resources of government agencies to enforce their will on their target populations. Since the time Africans were kidnapped in Africa Blacks have been targeted, as were Native Americans, non-British Whites and all women.
White Male Racists copied the suppression their people experienced in feudal Europe and chose to inflict their misery on others in the Americas instead of creating a free society.
The reason for Right-Wing Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering is CONTROL.
Police and Prisons are servants of the legislatures (which write the laws) and the elected politicians (who execute the requirements of the laws).
Notice that the nexus of all these control mechanisms is VOTING.
Critical to the freedom of Minorities and women are the following Constitutional Amendments: 13th, 14th, 15th, 19th, and 24th.
Voting helped end legal Slavery.
Voting helped secure these Constitutional Rights: Equal Protection Clause, Due Process Clause, Citizenship Clause.
While this nation has been fickle in its enforcement of these Constitutional Rights, life for Minorities and Women was worse before these laws were passed BY ELECTED OFFICIALS.
Minority people and Women now occupy millions of jobs and own thousands of businesses which we were locked out from when I left high school in the 1960s.
We live in towns and city neighborhoods which we were not allowed to live in years ago.
We get better treatment by financial institutions.
And on and on . . .
The election of non-racist, sexist people made all of this possible.
But Remember –
Anything which can be voted in can be voted out. The doors of change can swing both ways, forward or backwards. (Alcohol Prohibition was voted in, then out)
Every time a Minority person or a woman does not vote a White Male Racist, Sexist smiles because their racist, sexist control of the Gov’t has been made easier.
If you want to really piss off the bastards who deny us our full freedoms VOTE for someone who agrees with you.
If you still refuse to vote I can only say: Shut up and buck over – the screwing of yourself and future generations will continue.
Article By Stephen Maddox Sr.