Melvin Watt, chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus, wants to "factor" you out of "the democratic process," if he doesn't happen to like the way you think. Or the way he thinks you think. Or the way he can claim that he thinks you think, whether he really thinks you think that way or not. He conjures the spectre of white voters who would not vote for a black candidate under any circumstances. He uses that spectre to justify a proposal to modify to the "Voting Rights Act" so that more black candidates would be elected. (See the Cybercast News Service article White People Won't Vote for Blacks, Congressman Charges.) Hey, what about my voting rights? Aren't we all supposed to be equal?
We can, by the way, form a fair opinion as to the contents of the character of Mr. Watt by reading Pat Buchanan's World Net Daily article The lynching of Bill Bennett. Watt just isn't the kind of guy who would ever let the truth get in the way of a little bit of opportunistic hate-mongering.
There is a chance that Melvin Watt will get his way and the political power of American white people will be further eroded. Are we white people under any great obligation to let that happen? I don't think so! Racially conscious politics seems to be working quite well for Melvin. Maybe it will work for us!
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