April 1, 2011
What happened to the post-racial president and era that so many American’s thought they were voting for?
The Georgia Legislative Black Caucus filed a lawsuit Monday against the state of Georgia seeking to dissolve the city charters of Dunwoody, Sandy Springs, Johns Creek, Milton and Chattahoochee Hills. Further, the lawmakers, joined by civil rights leader the Rev. Joseph Lowery, aim to dash any hopes of a Milton County.
The lawsuit, filed in a North Georgia U.S. District Court Monday, claims that the state circumvented the normal legislative process and set aside its own criteria when creating the “super-majority white ” cities within Fulton and DeKalb counties. The result, it argues, is to dilute minority votes in those areas, violating the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution.
Rep. Lynne Riley, R-Johns Creek, called the lawsuit “frivolous” and “disrespectful to the citizens of these cities who are most satisfied with their government.”
Riley was active in creating Sandy Springs and the subsequent cities while serving as a Fulton County commissioner.
“These jurisdictions were based on geography and nothing else,” she said. “We haven’t seen any evidence of any disadvantage based on the creation of new cities. We’ve watched the Fulton County budget continue to grow … to say there was damage done by this creation, there are no facts to support that, and I would reject it.”
Racism has been a tool of the left to divide us and then control the conversation. Why are we still buying into it?? The GOP (Republicans) are the party of Lincoln who freed the slaves. The civil rights legislation signed by Kennedy/Johnson originated with President Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower and Martin Luther King Jr. preached love not hate and unity, fairness and freedom for everyone, not division. It is a dream and a legacy that has been hijacked by the race-baiters on the left, even some that walked with him. (One must ask why King’s niece, Alveda King, spoke at Glenn Beck’s 8.28 Event on the anniversary of his I Have a Dream Speech if the right is so bad or hateful!) Oh and the Klan… most were Southern Democrats. How long is white America going to be played and how long is right America going to be blamed for the sins of the left.
Photo: Sarah Palin and Dr. Alveda King, both speakers at GB’s Restore Honor Event on 8.28.10, on the Anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr’s ‘I Have a Dream Speech’