Georgia Crawl

Jim Crow rises again from the red clay earth of Georgia:
Georgia's New Poll Tax (NYT)

Excerpt: "In 1966, the Supreme Court held that the poll tax was unconstitutional. Nearly 40 years later, Georgia is still charging people to vote, this time with a new voter ID law that requires many people without driver's licenses -- a group that is disproportionately poor, black and elderly -- to pay $20 or more for a state ID card. Georgia went ahead with this even though there is not a single place in the entire city of Atlanta where the cards are sold. The law is a national disgrace..."

-- Next up, another carefully crafted piece of legislation from the prodigious bowels of the Georgia Republican Party: "Privatizing Certain Aspects of Law Enforcement in Order to Effect Timely and Commensurate Justice Upon Certain  Elements of the Public at the Behest of Certain Other Elements of the Public."

Well, why not? If you can bring back the poll tax, why not a sleek new version of lynch law? You know that Bushist motto: Everything Old is New Again!

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