Unclear on the Concept
Discussing Eric Holder’s proposed challenge to Texas’s recent change to voting laws, Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah reveals some unclarity on the nature of despotism.
“The court has already ruled — and he’s trying to reinstitute the Voting Rights Act in Texas,” the Utah Republican tells Newsmax. “If I were a Texan, I’d be so doggone livid that I don’t think I’d ever get over it. That’s not the thing to do, and it just shows how this administration ignores the law.
“They act like they’re despots,” he adds.
To the rest of us, despotism is rule by arbitrary decree. To Hatch, it’s making a request of a different branch of government.