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The left’s constant insistence that illegal immigrants be allowed to vote is a thinly veiled attempt to create a permanent Democrat majority in the U.S. Under the guise of compassion, these ideologues are able to both paint their opponents as somehow racist for wishing to implement the nation’s laws and curry favor with a potential voting bloc that would overwhelmingly support their agenda.


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That mission, however, is apparently not enough for the most partisan voices within the Obama administration. Attorney General Eric Holder is now calling for the reinstatement of voting privileges to those Americans convicted of felonies.

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He made the recommendation Tuesday, expressing his dismay at the fact that “5.8 million of our fellow citizens” cannot vote because they chose to commit a serious crime against one or more of their fellow citizens. Laws preventing these criminals from selecting the next leaders of the nation, Holder suggested, “permanently disfranchise[s] people who are no longer under federal or state supervision.”

Unsurprisingly, he quickly moved the discussion to a subject firmly within his wheelhouse: race.


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Holder pointed out that almost one in 13 blacks are precluded from voting due to their own poor choices, suggesting it is somehow incumbent on the rest of the nation to ignore their crimes and give them equal access to a ballot. Considering the overwhelming Democrat support within the black community, there is no question these 2.2 million felons would vote almost exclusively for Holder’s party.

He had the audacity to compare the consequences of committing a felony to the “post-Reconstruction states” that “used these measures to strip African-Americans of their most fundamental rights,” suggesting that the “impact of felony disenfranchisement on modern communities of color remains both disproportionate and unacceptable.”

This transparently self-serving argument has nothing to do with civil rights or disenfranchisement. He is referring to individuals who presumably made a conscious decision to trade their rights for a life of crime; and, if blacks are more prominently represented in this group, it is only because a larger percentage of that community is apparently willing to make such a trade.

–B. Christopher Agee

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