VOTING IN AMERICA…
My father, daddy to me was born in October 1903 to a Chickasaw mother and a white man, a dandy of sorts. My grandmother a beautiful girl of nineteen, high cheekbones and brown doe eyes caught the eye of many men in a small town, Tarrant City, Alabama, near Birmingham, a growing town in those days. She was the first born of my great-grandmother, a homely Chickasaw woman named Mary Jane Overton-Harris-Hall who scratched, clawed, cheated and lied herself into becoming a woman of means; she buried Pap my great-grandfather, unmarried; two well off husband’s. Her only daughter Emmalyn, who died in the 1920’s from the Spanish Flu, also had an eye for men, not for wealth like her mother, but for fun, then love. This is only a small back-story of who my daddy was his class, that of an Indian;. This post is not about the life of my daddy, but of voting.
However, my daddy who was born in America as was his ancestors who migrated from Asia about 15,000 years ago was not given citizenship nor the right to vote until he became a grown man, twenty-one-years-old. Voting is not new… the right to vote has been an issue since it first began in 1776. The pattern for years of our government and “John-Q-Public” was if you were a “white man”, you had more rights than those of women or both men and women of a different color.
Which brings me to the subject of voting and Jared Kushner, Presidents son-in-law, Senior White House adviser suggesting that there was an uncertainty about whether the presidential election would happen in November due to the current pandemic? He stated that he had some role in making that determination. Shortly afterwards he begin to back-peddle, saying he was unaware of and not involved in any discussions about changing the date. Neither Trump nor Kushner as his adviser has any legal authority to change the timing of the presidential election.
I suspect it was a thought that came flowing out of his mouth to allow Trump time to campaign; there is only six months left for him to bring the Nation on board. Kushner’s statement reveals amazing ignorance of the Constitution and law. It appears that Kushner has no idea about laws and constitutional matters governing presidential elections. I believe most knew that Trump would try to use the Virus to reschedule the election.
Frankly, I am getting tired of politics and politicians in general. Voting has been a problem, almost from the beginning of time. A federal statute says Election Day is to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday in November. This period has been “law” since 1845; every voter must cast his or her vote on the same day. Maybe it is time that “someone”, not Trump and his bunch of criminals, to put together a committee to rewrite many of our laws, take out those that are ridiculous, start with when the Mayflower landed would be my choice. America has become a “Yours, Mine, Ours” country, no one can agree on anything. Where did we go wrong? Trump?
However, that is just my opinion!
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