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.That particular piece of legislation has been used to stymie southern state governments from doing things like requiring ID to vote to putting mandates on how redistricting is done. The laws only apply to southern states, which to me should make it subject to some sort of constitutional challenge.
You see these cities' crimes are that they are predominately white, and that is not allowed. It doesn't matter that we have several congressional districts carved out specifically to ensure that there will always be black representatives in Congress; that is alright and, in fact, required by that same Voting Rights act. It is for that reason that people like Cynthia "The Cutest Little Communist in Congress" McKinney and her successor, Hank "Guam is Sinking" Johnson, have been sucking up taxpayer dollars for decades. John Lewis, whose sole entry on his resume is he walked across a bridge with Martin Luther King Jr.; for that feat, he has managed to parlay it into a lifetime of congressional service.
Yes, folks, according to the black legislatures in Georgia, living in a majority white town is soon to be forbidden when they get their way.
What is really at the heart of this matter, though, is like so many other things, and that is money. You see, those towns have money, and since they have been allowed to create their own cities, the county, which is home to Atlanta, is hurting since tax dollars are staying in the city and not coming into the county coffers. In the past, the residents of the south side of Fulton County sucked up most of these funds. With that money now gone the county is having to make cuts, and of course the moochers on the south side are none too happy.
These legislatures also have their eye on the redistricting battle, which will be taking place soon, especially since Georgia gained a seat. They fear that these affluent white folks might be put into a new congressional district, and of course we know all rich white people are Republicans. Well, except for those in California, which for some reason nobody seems to notice.
Folks, I don't care how you choose to carve up this state, you are never going to get more then three districts that are Democrat, even if the current crop of Dem reps come from some really gerrymandered districts. You could take a grid, place it over the map of the state and make 14 districts and it probably wouldn't change a thing.
No, you want to repeal something, repeal that Voting Rights Act.
UPDATE: Because you asked. No that is not an Onion parody story. It is an honest to goodness effort being undertaken in Georgia.