Sunday, June 03, 2012

Florida Defiance

Florida Governor Rick Scott's refusal to comply with federal law, and common decency, and continuing his mass disgorgement of minority voters is in the tradition of great Southern governors of the past.

Scott even looks a little like Lester Maddox (r). Maddox, former governor of Georgia (1967-1971), made his reputation by wielding a pickaxe handle to prevent blacks from entering his family restaurant.

Then there is the grand old man of Southern governors, former Alabama Governor George Wallace. His stances on state's rights, opposition to socialism, and defiance of federal authority continues to be rallying cries for conservative politicians.
In the name of the greatest people that have ever trod this earth, I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny . . . and I say . . . segregation today . . . segregation tomorrow . . . segregation forever. ~ George Wallace, 1963
Rick Scott fits right in.

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