“The notion that people must be protected from a free ID to secure their votes is not just insane—it is insulting”
North Carolina Lieutenant Governor Mark Robinson (R) gave yet another stellar speech in support of our Constitutional rights.
Speaking at a House Judiciary Committee meeting on Thursday, Robinson blasted national Democrats’ racist and insulting insistence that black people cannot figure out how to get a voter ID. He also noted that Democrats are focused only on obtaining and keeping power.
The Daily Signal has the transcript. Here’s a portion of Robinson’s speech.
The sacrifices of our ancestors so I could have the opportunity to become the first black lieutenant governor of my state, to see a black man sitting in the White House for two terms, and for millions of us to be leaders in business, athletics, government, and culture add up to an incredible story of victory.
But today, we hear Georgia law being compared to Jim Crow, that black voices are being silenced and that black voices are being kept out.
How? By bullets? By bombs? By nooses? No, by requiring a free ID to secure the vote. Let me say that again: by requiring a free ID to secure the vote. How absolutely preposterous.
Am I to believe that black Americans who have overcome the atrocities of slavery, who were victorious in the civil rights movement, and now sit in the highest levels of this government could not figure out how to get a free ID to secure their votes? That they need to be coddled by politicians because they don’t think we can figure out how to make our voices heard?
Are you kidding me? The notion that people must be protected from a free ID to secure their votes is not just insane—it is insulting.
And let me tell you something about this. This doesn’t have anything to do with justice, this has everything to do with power.
Just a few days ago, the vice president went to the very place that I mentioned, the Woolworth counter in Greensboro, but you know who wasn’t there, you know who wasn’t invited? My good friend, Clarence Henderson, who is a civil rights icon. He sat at that counter and endured the suffering and pain to make sure that black voices were heard. And why was he left out? Because he’s of a different political persuasion.
You might ask why this is so, and I’ll tell you plainly. The goal of some individuals in government is not to hear the voices of black Americans at all, it’s to hear the voices that fit their narratives and ultimately help keep power with one group. And that’s what this all is all about, it’s about power.
Just look at HR 1. It’s despicable. The entire thing is designed to keep one party in power and ensure they stay there indefinitely. And how do they plan to do that? By taking away the rights of states given by the Constitution to govern their own elections, to mandate a partisan wish list that comes down from that federal government.
Some of these items include using government dollars to fund campaigns in order to give an advantage to one party; mandating that felons are allowed to vote, including illegal immigrants on voter rolls; and of course, trying to ban states from having voter ID.
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