Lawsuit over City Council lines focuses on skin color

As expected, libs obsessed with skin color have filed a lawsuit over the City Council redistricting plan.

Whether it will stand in court on its legal merits is yet to be determined, but on its face it is ridiculous.

The lawsuit challenges seven of the new council districts. Before being redrawn four contained a majority of voters with black skin. After being redrawn they also contained a majority of voters with black skin.

The suit complains that the council put too many people with black skin in four of the districts.

This prevents people with black skin in the other districts from electing the candidates of their choice, the liberal organization say in their complaint. The plaintiffs include the NAACP, ACLU and the Northside Coalition.

It denies voters with black skin the opportunity to elect their “preferred candidates,” the suit alleges.

How? Who knows?

There is no apparent barrier that prevents any voter from voting for any candidate on the ballot — Democrat, Republican or third party.

What the liberals actually want is to elect more Democrats and they assume that people with black skin will vote for Democrat candidates.

But not all do. Those who don’t have just as much right to have their votes count as the Democrat voters do. White votes also matter.

Furthermore, there are Republican elected officials and candidates who have black skin. They have just as much right to have voters on their side as anyone else.

In fact, it was some of the incumbent council members with black skin who objected to having voters with black skin removed from the districts they represent.

As it happens, there are 17,595 people with black skin in the four districts who are not registered Democrats but deserve to have their votes count just as much as those who are Democrats.

The lawsuit also complains about the shape of the districts, although no one did when districts all across the nation were gerrymandered to collect black-skinned voters.

The idea that all people with black skin think, act and vote alike, or should, is so idiotic – not to mention being repugnant – that any lawyer should be ashamed to sign onto a complaint based on that notion.

As Thomas Sowell has said, “If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today.”

Lloyd Brown

Lloyd was born in Jacksonville. Graduated from the University of North Florida. He spent nearly 50 years of his life in the newspaper business …beginning as a copy boy and retiring as editorial page editor for Florida Times Union. He has also been published in a number of national newspapers and magazines, as well as Internet sites. Married with children. Military Vet. Retired. Man of few words but the words are researched well, deeply considered and thoughtfully written.


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