The Christian Action League, which is the North Carolina affiliate of the American Family Association, is cheering a new law in that state that bans early voting on Sundays, along with a bunch of other heinous provisions designed to reduce the number of minorities who vote. Because…Sabbath!
Tightened from 17 days to 10 days by the bill, early voting will still include the same number of accumulative hours. According to the new law, all early-voting sites within a county will post the same days and hours of operation.
“We have always opposed voting on Sunday for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that Sunday is the church’s prime time for developing the character of a nation,” Dr. Creech said. “It is a Sunday-cultivated character that makes an electorate fit to guard and preserve its liberties.”
He said a nation that wants to secure the blessing of liberty for posterity cannot, at the same time, ignore the Fourth Commandment. North Carolina began allowing Sunday voting in 2000, and last year, 21 counties opened One-Stop Early Voting centers at least one Sunday.
He has it precisely backwards. A nation can only maintain liberty as long as it does not impose the religious views of some on everyone. Don’t want to vote on Sunday because you’re in church? Good for you. Don’t do it. But your beliefs should affect only you in this regard, not others.