A recent letter writer accuses Republican states that have passed voter-ID laws of trying to deny blacks the right to vote.
Of course, he is just parroting a Democratic lie that is part of the party’s standard talking points. However, I wholeheartedly agree that many thousands of cemetery inhabitants will not be allowed to vote as they have in the past, which some claim resulted in Democratic victories. Also, the woman who bragged that she voted six times, and others like her, might find this more difficult.
The writer marks 1964 as the year the party of Abraham Lincoln died. He does have a point. It was a year of great change, a year when the party of Democrat John F. Kennedy, made up of people “who asked not what their country could do for them, but what they could do for their country,” morphed into the party of Lyndon B. Johnson and an ever-increasing reliance on a welfare state.