Attorney General Eric Holder presided at a meeting of black pastors at the Justice Department this week. He was joined by an IRS official and liberal activists. The stated purpose was to promote the fiction that black voting rights are under attack and tell pastors what they can and cannot say in mobilizing their people to vote in the November election.
The real purpose was to get the pastors to rally their people to vote for President Obama's reelection. Holder claimed their "sacred right to vote" is under attack.
There is nothing "sacred" about voting. There is no biblical mandate to vote, only to pray for those in authority. Liberal Democrats don't want voter IDs because they interfere with plans to get ineligible and non-existent people to vote for Democrats.
Remember the 1980s when conservative pastors registered voters and conducted get-out-the-vote drives? Liberals who criticized them for mixing church and state are now engaging in the same activity.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: June 1, 2012