Originally Posted by ShivaTD
This is an extremely cynical view of America and politics that while some share this belief it's really not supported by facts and unlike the cynics I have always had great hopes for the future of America as we move slowly two steps forward and one step back in ultimately achieving the ideological goal upon which America was founded.
For example we took two step forward with the 15th Amendment that prohibited racial discrimination in voting but then took a step back when we revoked the right to vote for non-citizens because they were predominately not "white men" at the time. We took two steps forward when the Voting Rights Act was passed and one step backwards when Section 4b was stuck down by the US Supreme Court and not replaced based upon current discrimination against minorities in our voting laws. We took two steps forward with the Equal Pay Act and one step backwards when Congress refused to expand the criteria that could be used in a lawsuit to document discriminatory pay practices.
So yes, we continue to make progress but then regressive conservatism steps in and forces us back one step for every two steps of progressivism that moves us forward.
Are you implying, more specifically stating, that the striking of non citizens voting privileges is because they were white men? Believe it or not, everything is not about race, although some consistently use race as their fall back position no matter the subject. We removed any doubt that non-citizens could vote in federal elections. All non citizens. A position most thinking citizens would agree with.
I'm not sure your point concerning 4 B, but I believe all of Section 4 was overturned. I'm not positive, however, and it's not worth my time to look it up.
Like many of your posts, there's not much fact, but a lot of opinions presented falsely as fact. I especially liked your "fact" regressive conservatism (bad) and progressivism (good). Many would disagree.