23 Jun 2009 Project 21 Critical of Voting Rights Decision; Slavery Apology
Project 21 isn’t particularly thrilled by either the U.S. Supreme Court or the U.S. Senate just now.
In this press release, Project 21 Chairman Mychal Massie criticizes the Court for side-stepping the issue of the constitutionality of the Voting Rights Act despite noting “serious Constitutional concerns” with the law in the decision in Northwest Austin Municipal Utility District Number One v. Holder.
Project 21 had joined in an amicus brief on the Voting Rights Act case with the Pacific Legal Foundation and Center for Equal Opportunity.
When it comes to the Senate, Project 21 members Jerry Brooks, Jimmie L. Hollis and Bob Parks are concerned about the Senate’s recent apology for slavery and segregation, fearing the apology will be used to advance the call for financial reparations for slavery.
As Jerry Brooks put it:
I’ll accept the Senate’s apology, but let’s move on already. This apology is something that might have been more appropriate long ago, and now it’s likely going to be misused by those with a political axe to grind. In particular and despite its intention to the contrary, it is already being used to promote reparations. Not only is this an idea without merit, but an extremely foolish one to be clinging to while our nation is trying to recover from its current economic distress.