Clinton strengthens Voting Rights Act with U.S. history test
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, President Hillary Rodham Clinton introduced new federal rules designed to strengthen enforcement of the Voting Rights Act and thereby end red states' renewed attempt to disenfranchise black Americans.
Going forward, any politician who wants to run for office will have to pass the following U.S. civics and history test in order to get their name on the ballot:
Choose the best answer:
1) The Civil War between the states was...
a) A real conflict in which hundreds of thousands of people lost their lives.
b) Fake news generated by liberal conspirators.
c) Not sure.
2) It's ok to discriminate against another person because of their religion...
a) When directed to do so by my pastor.
b) When someone else of a particular faith is suspected of engaging in a terrorist act.
c) When I don't like their looks.
3) The main cause of the Civil War was...
b) President Eisenhower's illegal use of federal troops to integrate Little Rock, Ar. schools.
c) The release of Neil Young's song, "Southern Man."
4) Gerrymandering is...
a) An unconstitutional practice that allows one political party to draw elective districts to benefit the members of one party.
b) A common and often used method to make sure the right kind of people are elected to represent us as white people.
c) A flavor of ice cream found in the best shops.
At a press conference, Clinton denied accusations that her test discriminates against Republicans, saying that candidates running for elective office in red states will have to score at least 90 percent on the 35-question test, the same as candidates from blue states.
"I know passing this test will be tough for a lot of people wanting to get into politics, but given the stupidity and prejudice we have encountered from Republicans the last two decades, the DOJ and I reached an unanimous conclusion that these tests were absolutely necessary to preserve the fundamental elements of our democracy." Clinton said.