The Lt Governor of North Carolina appeared as a witness before the House of Representatives titled, “Oversight of the Voting Rights Act: The Evolving Landscape of Voting Discrimination.”
Needless to say Democrats were pleased when he was done. Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson (R) said that it was insulting to claim that Blacks do not have the intelligence to get a free ID card from the state. They do not need Democratic guidance.
“My people were put in the belly of ships, bound by chains, and endured the middle passage. My people were whipped, beaten, and sold as property. In Reconstruction and throughout Jim Crow, black people were intimidated, harassed, and even killed to keep them from having a voice in government. Symbols like chains, nooses, and burnt crosses are not just symbols of death, they are symbols of forced and coerced silence.”
“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 sit in the White House, and for millions of us to be leaders in business, athletics, and culture is incredible.”
He questioned the Democratic narrative that the new Georgia law is voter suppression:
“How? By fear of a noose or chains? To be fired from work? To be ostracized by their communities? No. A free ID to vote. Let me say that again, a free ID to vote.”
In Georgia, someone will come to your home and issue you a state ID and it is 100% free. How is that suppression? As far as access to the polls, the new bill increases access not lowers it. The only real reason to oppose the bill is if you want to cheat, not vote legally.
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 who now sit in the highest levels of government cannot figure out how to get a free ID to vote?
That we 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 black people must be protected from a Free ID to vote is not just insane, it’s insulting.