Speak Out: Going back to Alabama’s past
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Jun 30, 2013 | 1976 views |  0 comments | 100 100 recommendations | email to a friend | print
It is difficult to believe that the supposedly intellectual state-elected officials would want to race back to the past that has caused so much embarrassment to this and every other former Confederate state.

It took less than 24 hours after the Supreme Court’s decision on the Voting Rights Act for the Alabama secretary of state to start up the engine that would generate voter ID to target a select group of people. The attorney general of Alabama can’t wait to take the weak governor and the Republican majority Senate and House back to the shameful days of the past.

The once voice of “segregation today, segregation tomorrow and segregation forever” rings clear in their heads. The fallacy in that archaic philosophy is that it didn’t work then and it will not work in the future. It doesn’t matter how much “confederated money you have saved,” the South will not rise again. However, Alabama could be one of the embarrassing dots on the map of the United States.

Will the highly religious institutions (churches and related organizations) not send a voice to these elected officials and insist that we remain in the 21st century with dignity and respect for all and not go back to days of venom and hate?

Lindsey Ray
Montgomery
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