Pricking the Left's Finger

Some conservative critics of the Supreme Court's decision in Shelby County, Ala. v. Holder striking down the 1965 Voting Rights Act's federal preclearance requirement seem to be missing an important point: Upholding a constitutional principle is meaningless in a looking-glass world. The first and most important step toward constitutional sanity must always be the recertification of everyday reality. That's what the 2013 voting rights decision demands. That's why it was decided by a 5-4 majority instead of the 7-1 majority in Fisher v. University of Texas, an exercise in moral cowardice the denizens of Looking-Glass Land were happy to join. Conservatives should take comfort in the fact that Shelby County was met by wails of recrimination and vilification from the usual chorus of self-promoting race-baiters and political bottom feeders, conducted by the four White Queens of political correctness on the Court itself. This passage from Through the Looking Glass perfectly captures the...(Read Full Post)