Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act is wrong. The section 4 act is the provision of the landmark civil rights law that designates which parts of the country must have changes to their voting laws cleared by the federal government or in federal court. I am glad that it was struck down.
How could it possibly be wrong? It was written in the 60s when there was still so much racial discrimination taking place in the United States it was sickening. I guess one could argue that it is not necessary in today's America, but for when it was written it was needed.
Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act beings up regional problems in voting and sets forth ways to combat these problems that were usually part of some form of discrimination. I honestly do not believe the Voting Rights Act was wrong in this as it was a clear and defined problem and one that came up in one state just during this last election. This one state was also in the predetermined area that was thought to have more problems with this than other states. Section 4 is pretty important.
Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act was a way to find out areas where racial discrimination was used to suppress voting rights, and correct that problem. There was nothing wrong with it. In fact, it worked so well at re-enfranchising people who were once prevented from voting, that Republicans fought to have it abolished again. Republicans do not like voters, because they always lose when informed voters participate.
Section 4 of the voting acts rights act is still relevant and necessary. Politicians are willing to suppress votes rather than convince the voter that he/she is the best candidate for the position. The latest voter ID laws that have been popping up around the country are typically only in Republican led states. This presents a clear argument that restriction of voting is still an issue with one party in particular guilty of it.