Skip to comments.Prof Calls for Disenfranchising Trump Voters [semi-satire]
Posted on 01/19/2020 9:06:13 AM PST by John Semmens
Alleging that racists are not entitled to elect members of our government, Terry Smith, visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, says ballots cast for racist candidates like Trump can be thrown out by the courts. We dont allow racism to deny a person a job or a place to live. We shouldnt allow racism to have a voice in deciding who will govern.
Smith brushed aside the difficulty of proving a ballot was cast with racist intention by pointing out that there is wide agreement across the spectrum of media covering politics that Trump and, indeed, all Republicans are secretly racists. Look at how few minorities vote for them. I think we can fashion a simple rule-of-thumb premise that any candidate receiving less than a majority of minority votes is, ipso facto, a racist and, therefore, ineligible to hold elective office.
Trump voters claims that they like his economic program or his stance on foreign policy are just convenient lies to try to conceal covert racist motivations, Smith maintained. Besides, the most seasoned political observers are virtually unanimous in their opinion that Trumps policies on these issues are especially harmful toward minorities, which, I posit, is further proof of the unadmitted racist reasons for how they vote.
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Ya mean I am supposed to burn my Trump shirt that reads?
Noah Berlatsky Trump voters motivated by racism may be violating the Constitution. Can they be stopped? Republicans and Democrats alike have been unwilling to reprimand voters or to hold them accountable. But racist voting isn't an accident
Terry Smith, a visiting professor at the University of Baltimore School of Law, offers a different response in his new book, "Whitelash: Unmasking White Grievance at the Ballot Box." Rather than excuse racist voters or try to figure out how to live with their choices, he argues that racist voting is not just immoral, but illegal. The government, Smith says, has the ability, and the responsibility, to address it.
This sounds radical. But Smith argues that it's in line with the Constitution and with years of court rulings.
I am not going to give NBC the click.
A two simple questions arise.
1) what is the exact standard to be used to determine what is “racist voting” and what is not?
2) does this apply to blacks voting for black democRATS ?
No, because according to leftist lore, blacks can’t be racists no matter how badly they treat non-blacks.
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