Memo to Rick Perry

RE: Your accusing the Obama administration of violating your state’s “right to make sovereign decisions”

Dear Ricky:

There’s this thing called the Constitution. I know that’s a pretty big word for you, so let’s just call it the Big Law For America. Anyway, the Big Law For America (Article I, Section 4) makes it pretty clear that states DON’T have the “right to make sovereign decisions” on voter ID when it says:

“The Times, Places and Manner of holding Elections for Senators and Representatives, shall be prescribed in each State by the Legislature thereof; but the Congress may at any time by Law make or alter such Regulations, except as to the Place of Chusing Senators.”

Seems pretty clear to me. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act into law, giving DOJ the power to block state election laws; thus, DOJ supersedes whatever “sovereignty” your state has.

Maybe you should take a few minutes to educate yourself next time you’re tempted to spout off like a damn fool.