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Republican Deception
Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr. Aug-30-2012 1425 0


Republican politicians claim that they are going to succeed in completing the following tasks if they win back the White House:

• Reduce the federal debt
• Cut taxes
• Shrink the federal government
• Bring jobs back to America

Republican supporters across the nation rejoice in jubilee as if they have caught the Holy Spirit whenever they hear those four points. Now when I hear those four points common sense immediately kicks in. Those points contradict each other.

• Reduce the federal debt

The reason for the increase in the federal debt is simple. A reduction in tax revenue due to a few factors: George Bush tax cuts (The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 and The Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003), The Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement, and Modernization Act of 2003, a war in Iraq based upon a lie and millions of Americans out of work. Anyone owing debt knows that a job loss or even a reduction in salary will cause you to either fall behind on the debt that you owe or incur more debt trying to stay current.

No matter how much you want to reduce your debt; that won’t happen without either an increase in income or drastic budget cuts. So which will the Republicans choose? Currently they are willing to cut everything that doesn’t matter. If they are really serious about reducing the debt they should reduce defensive spending and spending entitlement programs for senior citizens; however both areas are where they get the majority of their votes, so that won’t happen.

• Cut taxes

So with everything that has caused the federal debt to increase, is cutting taxes really a good idea? I have heard the Republican spill about how cutting taxes will spur economic growth. Maybe back in Ronald Reagan’s era (Reagan believed that deficits did not matter) when a tax cut would give a corporation the incentive to expand; but not in the age of the global economy.

The George W. Bush tax cuts are proof that tax cuts will no longer result in economic growth; hence the anemic jobless recovery during the George W Bush era. US corporations will add that tax cut to the bottom line and expand their operation in India or some other foreign country that has an emerging (cheap) work force. Plus, aren’t you trying to reduce the deficit? How are you going to reduce it by cutting tax revenue? You cannot pay off debt if you voluntarily reduce your income.

• Shrink the federal government

There are many federal employees that support the Republican Party. They clap and cheer whenever they here a Republican politician talk about shrinking the federal government. I wonder do they really understand what that means. Congress will not shrink and neither will their legion of aids and associates. So guess what it means? Yep those same supporters will be voting themselves out of a job. Shrinking the government means cutting jobs. Cutting jobs also reduces the amount of tax revenue that can be collected. That means a further reduction in the ability to pay down the federal debt.

• Bring jobs to Americans.

Now that is the most misleading of them all. The reality of things is that many of those jobs that left are not coming back. Why hire someone for American wages when you can pay someone in India considerably less without the overhead cost of benefits. You have a workforce sitting at home trusting you to bring their old job back without informing them that 21st Century jobs will require an overhaul in their skill set. And overhauling skill sets will require an investment in the people in the form of training. Republicans would consider that to be a socialist endeavor (the word socialist used by Republicans will be dedicated to a future article).

Yes the Republican Party is deceiving those that are willing to take their message at face value. While their message may sound good on the surface the results will be disastrous to America.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr. You can send your comments to Jesuorobo at http://jesuorobo.blogspot.com/

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On yesterday social media went crazy after the video of Ray Rice was released. Within hours Rice was released from the Ravens. Don't think for one second that it was not as a result of the public outcry on social media. The Ravens and the NFL did not have a choice but to release Rice because they had been exposed. However, the saddening part about of all of this is that the powers to be proclaimed they had not seen the video until yesterday.

Why do we live in a society where there's always a cover-up? If we are going to be angry at the police chief in Ferguson, MO for trying to cover up for one of his officers who killed Michael Brown we should also be upset with Commissioner Roger Goodell and Coach John Harbaugh because it appears that they took part in a scheme to deceive the public and by tuning in to the games as usual we are saying it's okay to cover-up a crime. Sean Payton, head coach of the Saints, was forced to sit out a year because an alleged wrongdoing took place under his watch. In my opinion, the same needs to happen to the Roger Goodell and Coach Harbaugh because somehow I think they knew and if they did not know it's even worse because they allowed a poor investigation to support a two game suspension.

Let's look at the severity of what they did. Their actions in trying to protect the NFL brand send the wrong message to ladies who are victims of domestic abuse. What the message says is that you should protect the abuser if there's something to lose. In this case, it was football games and plenty of revenue for a major brand. Their actions could help persuade a victim of domestic abuse to participate in a press conference in order to save a star and risk her life. This was not the right thing to do because someone following that same example could end up dead.

Releasing and/or suspending Rice for the year was the proper thing to do months ago but there are additional suspensions that need to be handed down before we stop talking about this. Take a year off Mr. Commissioner and Coach Harbaugh because you dropped the ball on this one. Better yet, if you won't suspend yourselves, donate your salaries for the year to a charity that supports domestic violence victims if you are really serious about the mistake that was made.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. You can reach Daryl at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com or you can visit his website at www.dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issues page on Facebook and check the like button.

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Daryl K. Washington Feb-16-2014 2242 0
After the Michael Dunn verdict was read many voice their displeasure with the judicial system, rightfully so. However, the killing of our young black men is nothing new. Each time something bad happens we come together as a group for a month or so and then the energy dies down. When the Zimmerman verdict came back there were those who demanded that we stop supporting the state of Florida yet what happened to the follow-up to let us know how effective the efforts were? It reminds me of whenever someone dies. When we run into people we have not seen in years we all make a vow to do better and to make time for each other but after two or three months has past by we are all back to doing the same things.

As a country, we came together after 9/11 but soon thereafter the unity went away. There's so much happening in our communities. I thought the Zimmerman verdict would be our wake up call to do more but our young black men continue to be gunned down at a high rate by Men who don't look anything close to their fathers and most of them get away with it. Just in case you mention the black on black crime, remember that the killer normally ends up in prison.

Just recently, the grand jury failed to indict a North Carolina police officer for the killing of Jonathan Ferrell, a young black male, but after there was a public outcry about the injustice that took place he was eventually indicted. Right here in Dallas, Texas we have black men being killed by white police officers and in a great majority of the cases, the police officers are not indicted and judged by a jury of their peers. Instead, the victim is placed on trial and society has become conditioned to believe that it's okay to kill someone if they have a prior criminal record or considered a menace to society. Well, it's not and it's time that it stops.

We need to be proactive and make sure laws that don't benefit us are changed. I will continue to say this until I can't say this anymore; we have to get out and VOTE during the mid-term elections. We need to make sure the right people are elected and the wrong people are removed from office, irrespective of their race. If the same people are in office (local officials) yet we are having some of the same problems, it's time for change. Vote for someone who wants to make a change. Don't just vote based on race or political affiliation; that's what has gotten us to this point where we are today. We have to be proactive or the next Jordan Davis might be our brother, our son, our nephew, our father or our friend. Let's do it. Get involved or get out of the way!!!!!



Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. You can reach Daryl at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com or you can visit his website at www.dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issues page on Facebook and check the like button.


















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Daryl K. Washington Nov-26-2013 2600 0
ARE WE DOING ENOUGH FOR THE BLACK COMMUNITIES?: I just finished talking to a mother who lost her son as a result of a police shooting. Hearing this mother talk about her son and how much he loved the holidays was simply heart wrenching. She went on to tell me that she's pleaded for help from our local politicians, pastors, leaders, etc. but no one wants to take her call, especially if the cameras are not rolling. To worsen matters, many of the leaders have put her son on trial and he's dead.

On last week they staged a protest in Dallas and sadly, 95% of the protestors were white. That made me wonder why do people make it in life and fail to reach back to help others? Why do people hear about injustices yet fail to say anything about it other than to say "that's sad!" During the 60's the leaders were individuals (black and white) who had college degrees, had bright futures ahead of them but they risk it all for us to be in the positions we are in today. The sad thing is that many of us believe it's all about us.

We must do more. We have to do more. We have to demand that our politicians and pastors step up to help us fight this battle. It truly takes a team effort. We must hold all of our community leaders accountable. When they ask for your vote, ask them to list ten things they did for the community in the last four years. Ask them how many times have they've attended a rally to show support to a grieving mother or father. We have serious issues and it takes all of us to stop this mess. I'm tired of seeing people who have never fought against a single injustice accept the Martin Luther King drum major for justice award. It's time for change.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. You can reach Daryl at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com or you can visit his website at www.dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issues page on Facebook and check the like button.

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Daryl K. Washington Oct-19-2013 4206 0
I don't know all of the specifics and I most certainly will not respond to all of the comments, especially some of the racists comments I've read because if it continues I will personally make a National Call for all of the black athletes, especially the ones who attend the large institutions like LSU, Penn State, USC, etc., to stand in unity with the players at Grambling so that a true change can be made in college athletics. If you want to see changes made and need to bring attention to problems, you can learn from the athletes at Grambling. Let's see how many people will comment about this when their teams are not playing because the athletes are tired of not receiving a share of the billion dollars. The funniest thing I've read were the comments from some black people who did not attend a HBCU acting like it was not their problem but ours.

When Martin Luther King was assassinated in Memphis he was there to help the Black garbage collectors, not the Black Preachers. I'm glad he did not see it as their problems. Do we turn our backs on people just because it does not personally impact us? I personally wish things could have been handled differently but now that the ball is in motion, it's time for SOLUTIONS.

I will not let Grambling State University take all of the blame for this. First, we have to look at the leadership of the State of La. and what he has done. A lot of the problems start with him, although a lot of his supporters will beg to differ. Had he not played the politics and did what was in the best interest of the state of La., things may be different. Second, we have to look at the NCAA. For years the NCAA has turned its back to the cheating in recruiting because it does not want to penalize the large schools that help bring billions of dollars to the bottom line. Demand needs to be made to institute a revenue sharing program similar to what's in the NFL so that the small schools that play by the rules receive a share of the revenue made by the big schools who use an unfair advantage to recruit.

Finally, now that this problem has been brought to light, I hope some of the wealthy people in our country remember that but for Grambling and other HBCU's there would be no RG3, Russell Wilson, Michael Vick, Kap, etc. so start giving to the HBCU's. Let's not turn our backs on the HBCUs because you did not attend. Remember, if our President is not able to nominate one or two individuals to the Supreme Court before his term is up, Affirmative Action will be under attack and if some decisions are reversed, where will our kids go if there are no HBCUs? Will it be only our problems then? It's time to wake up.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. You can reach Daryl at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com or you can visit his website at www.dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issues page on Facebook and check the like button.

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Daryl K. Washington Jul-17-2013 1401821 0
I've finally had the opportunity to review the complaint filed against Paula Deen. For one, many people have been making this incident about the "N" word only, but it's much more than that. I personally find it to be offensive whenever someone from another race is accused of using the "N" word they are somehow given a pass because of the use of the "N" word by some in the black communities. Let me be the first to say that I find the use of the word by anyone to be wrong. However, when it's used in a racist or insulting manner, it hurts more.

I think individuals who are trying to defend Paula Deen's use of the "N' word should probably familiarize themselves with all of the facts of the case against her. Just so you know, in case you didn't know, the person who initiated the complaint against Paula Deen and her brother is not "Black." She is a "white female" who was subjected to years of abuse and was finally fed up with her black employees being treated poorly, so stop thinking it was a black person complaining about Paula Deen's use of the N word. Furthermore, Paula Deen indicated that she used the N word over 20 years ago. That is not what's being alleged against her. She went as far as telling a guy he was as black as a blackboard. That lady is something else and I'm glad I never supported any of her ventures. I personally find it insulting that so many black people are coming to the defense of Paula Deen after reading what she and her family subjected their employees to. When I learned about the major companies dropping Paula Deen without being demanded to do so, I knew it was deep. The fact that any civil rights activist is supporting Paula Deen is insulting and is a slap in the face.

Here's a summary of some of the things being alleged against Paula Deen, her brother Bubba Hiers and the Deen business entities:

Summary:

Paula Deen, while planning her brother's wedding in 2007, was asked what look the wedding should have. She replied, "I want a true southern plantation-style wedding." When asked what type of uniforms the servers should wear, Paula stated, "well what I would really like is a bunch of little n*ggers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties, you know in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around;

Black staff had to use the back entrance to enter and leave restaurant;

Black staff could only use one bathroom;

Black staff couldn’t work the front of the restaurants;

Brother Bubba stated his wishes: “ I wish I could put all those n*ggers in the kitchen on a boat to Africa”;

Bubba asked a black driver and security guard "don’t you wish you could rub all the black off you and be like me? You just look dirty; I bet you wish you could." The guy told Bubba he was fine as is;

Bubba on President Obama: they should send him to the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, so he could n*gger-rig it;

He shook an employee (Black again) and said” F your civil rights…you work for me and my sister Paula Deen;

Paula’s son Jaime's best friend managed the Lady & Sons restaurant. He threatened to fire all the 'Monkeys' in the kitchen. When Paula found out…she slapped him on the wrist and suggested that the employee visited Paula's $13,000,000 mansion so he felt special and could be massaged.

I feel Paula Deen, her brother and anyone who treats people poorly should not be given a free pass. I wonder if Paula is truly sorry that she used the "N" word or that she was reported by someone who looks just like her. I appreciate the lady having the courage to report Paula Deen. It's people like her and the videographer who leaked the 47% comments made by Mitt Romney who should be receiving the attention, not Paula Deen.


Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. The opinions expressed in the commentary are those of Daryl K. Washington. You can follow Daryl on twitter at dwashlawfirm or you can email him at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com or visit his website at www.dwashlawfirm.com. Go to the Black Legal Issue Home page and check the like button to receive future updates.

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Daryl K. Washington Jul-17-2013 2191 0
Those who know me understand that I love to think things out and have a plan before reacting. There are many who are suggesting that we boycott Florida. It can work only if there is a unified and strategic plan and if a large number of people were actually planning on visiting Florida, but will now cancel their plans. Here are my thoughts on how we can get the state of Florida's attention right away. In order to get the state of Florida's immediate attention, it will require a major sacrifice and the loss of "major revenue.”

If we want fast results here's what we do. If every black athlete who plays for the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Miami Hurricanes, Florida Marlins, Florida State, Florida, etc. refuse to compete until the "Stand Your Ground Law is abolished, watch what happens. ESPN, CBS, ABC, boosters, and everyone else you can think of will get involved. The politicians who won't change the law, love sports and enjoy winning. Our athletes have great influence. They can change things and must stand up the way Muhammad Ali did. Trayvon was rushing home so that he could watch the NBA All-Star game. Let's hope that our athletes now rush home to help Trayvon and others who are pleading for help. The fans need support as well.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. The opinions expressed in the commentary are those of Daryl K. Washington. You can follow Daryl on twitter at dwashlawfirm or email him at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issue Home page and check the FB like button

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Daryl K. Washington Jul-16-2013 2366 0
There have been many discussions on why there were no black jurors. The answer is simple; because there were no black attorneys. As a trial attorney I have experience selecting jurors. I can tell you that a great deal of time is spent meeting with jury consultants and preparing to question potential jurors during voir dire to make sure that we are able to identify the jurors who will give us the best opportunity to win our cases. Our clients don’t argue to the jury, we do so it’s important that we have jurors we know we can connect with and who will listen to the facts and evidence being presented without prejudging our clients.

One thing that many people have failed to mention is that the defense had more women visible on their team than the prosecution did. As petty as it may seem, jurors are picky and look at everything. In the Zimmerman case it appears that a lot went wrong with the jury selection process. First, it appears that the prosecutors allowed the defense to control the jury selection. O’Mara was successful in striking two black female jurors by convincing the prosecutor that one was a friend of a witness in the case and had failed to disclose that. As for the other, the judge agreed that the woman should be excused after O’Mara argued that she worked at a church that had actively and aggressively advocated for Zimmerman’s arrest — but that she had made no mention of that.

As I read up on each juror’s background I could not believe what I was seeing. It did not appear the prosecution had any input in the selection of the jurors. After watching Juror B-37 give an interview on CNN last night and news of her book deal became public, it became apparent that she had some underlying motivations. You don’t sign a book deal that fast unless there were discussions during the trial which would be a violation of the Court’s order for the jurors to be sequestered during the trial.
B-37 is described as a middle-aged white woman who has worked for a chiropractor for 16 years and has many pets. She described the protests in Sanford as “rioting.” This along should have been grounds for her elimination! Her husband is an attorney. She has two daughters: A 24-year-old dog groomer and a 27-year-old who attends the University of Central Florida. B-37 use to have concealed weapons permit, but let it lapse. Her husband also has one.

When asked if she has read newspaper articles about the George Zimmerman case, potential juror B-37 said: “Newspapers are used in the parrot’s cage.” How many signs did the Prosecution need to get rid of B-37? I do not think there’s a person in the U.S. who did not keep up with the Zimmerman case. B-37 did too much to make it appear as if she did not know much about the case. I’m amazed that she was allowed to serve on the jury. I’m sure there’s more to B-37 than what’s currently being revealed to us. The fact that it was announced this morning that her book deal is now off is a reason to look further into what was Juror B-37’s motivation. In the end, I do believe a lot will be revealed.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. The opinions expressed in the commentary are those of Daryl K. Washington. You can follow Daryl on twitter at dwashlawfirm or email him at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issue Home page and check the FB like button.

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Daryl K. Washington Jul-14-2013 2652 0
As I watched the verdict being read last evening the only sound I could hear is Trayvon’s voice screaming for help. Trayvon was telling us that it is time for us to stop complaining and instead make a change so that we can save our young boys and girls. As a race, it’s time for us to become proactive instead of always reacting to wrongdoings. I was telling a good friend of mine that sometimes a loss is actually a win if the loss is used to bring about serious change. What if a guilty verdict was handed down last night? Would we have celebrated and thought all was okay or would we have continued our fight towards justice? There is a side of me that feels like many would have thought all was okay like many did after Barack Obama was elected as this country’s first black President.
The Trayvon Martin incident has galvanized millions of people of all races and will be the spark that we need to make black people more proactive. Because of the Trayvon Martin case, millions of black people are now more familiar with the legal process and have a better understanding of how it works. Because of the Trayvon Martin case, millions of black people now better understand the significance of serving on a jury and will now be more hesitant to walk away from their obligation to serve because of Trayvon’s screams for help. Because of Trayvon Martin, there are now thousands of young black boys and girls desiring to go to law school the same way Johnnie Cochran and the OJ Simpson case inspired me to attend law school. WE NEED MORE BLACK CIVIL RIGHTS ATTORNEYS. Because of Trayvon Martin, we now understand that we must vote during the midterms elections so that we can elect Congressmen and women who will understand and respond to the desires and the needs of black people. Because of the Trayvon Martin case we've been shown that two people, although not in a relationship anymore, can come together as one for the best interest of their son. Because of the Trayvon Martin case there are people of all races who now understand that legal and racial injustices do not only take place in what some people consider the hood but it also take place in gated communities in Sanford, Florida, Dallas, Chicago, Detroit, New Orleans and other places throughout the United States.

Just recently the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act that will now make it tougher for black people and other minorities to vote. I’ve volunteered with Election Protection for the last 12 years through the efforts of the National Bar Association and its partnership with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. I know first-hand about the voting suppression tactics. Because of the Trayvon Martin case it will now be easier to get the attention of millions of individuals so that we are able to educate everyone about what is now needed in order to vote instead of just complaining about the decision and not being adequately prepared when the time to vote comes. We must become proactive.

I, like millions of others, am stunned by the ruling in the Trayvon Martin case. I’m disappointed because millions of young boys will now fear walking to the store to buy a can of Arizona tea or a pack of skittles without losing their lives. However, my four hours of complaining is now over and now it’s time to continue our journey towards justice. As I write this article I’m listening to Tremaine Hawkins sing “Changed.” I’m inspired to ask millions of people, including our celebrities, will we complain or will we bring about a change? I want everyone to know that although I hate the verdict that was handed down last night, I believe the six jurors worked hard, despite their preconceived notions, to convict George Zimmerman and simply needed one question answered in regards to the manslaughter instructions but failed to get an answer. I believe had the question been answered Zimmerman may have been convicted of manslaughter. I saw things as an attorney that not many laypeople may have seen. The evidence presented made it difficult at times to overcome the burden of proving each element of the case beyond a reasonable doubt. The Prosecutors did some things we may not agree with but one thing I know, those three attorneys did not want to lose.

Let’s remember that the miscarriage of justice did not take place on July 13, 2013 but on the night of Trayvon’s murder. Zimmerman was treated in a manner that not even superstar football player and millionaire Aaron Hernandez received. Like Zimmerman, Hernandez is not black but the system did not give him any special privileges because his victim was black so we did not have to question the legal system. Zimmerman on the other hand was allowed to go free, brag during an interview with Sean Hannity and he and his wife were able to lie to the court about money they had in their possession because of who his father is. This is why I’m upset and this is why I will ask for change. A threat to justice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.

Daryl K. Washington is an attorney located in Dallas, Texas. His practice includes Sports and Entertainment, Civil Rights, Litigation and Business Transactions. The opinions expressed in the commentary are those of Daryl K. Washington. You can follow Daryl on twitter at dwashlawfirm or email him at dwashington@dwashlawfirm.com. To receive updates, go to the Black Legal Issue Home page and check the FB like button.

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Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr. Jun-27-2013 1494 0
What we have witnessed in regards to the United States Supreme Court decision on Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is a clever strategic move (gamble, hedged bet, etc...) by the Republican Party that caught many by surprise. In 2006 when Congress voted to reauthorize the Voting Rights Act of 1965, Republicans knew that would buy them some votes from the so-called black conservatives (and other minorities) and their hands would be clean regarding voting rights for minorities.

What most of us did not realize was that Republicans knew by stacking the Supreme Court, they would be able to eventually get the "unelected" branch of the United States government to do their dirty work. Now in 2013 Republicans pretty much have a stacked deck. They control congressional redistricting, they control the Supreme Court (to a degree), they have the majority in congress (house), and they now have what appears to be the advantage when it comes to voting.

The Republican “Master Plan” was unleashed with all of its fury and the Voting Rights Act of 1965 is pretty much useless as there is currently no way to enforce it, thereby opening the gateway for any and all voter suppression tactics to become state laws. This was but the first successful shot launched in the war against voting rights for minorities. Now is the time for us to get our hands dirty and fight to win this war.

How do we win?

1. We educate everyone in every state on their respective state’s Voter ID Laws.
2. We make sure the elderly have transportation to get their Voter ID’s and the money to pay for them.
3. We put our respective congressmen on notice that if they don’t do something about Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that they will not be in office after the next election.
4. Most importantly we vote in the next election and every election afterwards as if our lives depended upon it.

Time to get out of our soon to be nonexistent comfort zones, create our strategies to implement the four objectives mentioned above and prove to our forefathers that the blood, sweat and tears they shed in order to ensure a guaranteed right to vote were not shed in vain.

Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr. is a Moderate Democratic Blogger who cuts through the rhetoric so that individuals can see the reality of political statements and how those statements turned into action can affect them. Contact him by email at jesuorobo@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter @Jesuorobo.

The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Jesuorobo A. Enobakhare, Jr.

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