- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Your point is clear: Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and his Justice Department are uninterested in defending white voters from intimidation by blacks (“Racialist justice,” Commentary & Analysis, Friday). Who would not agree that this is “lawless and dangerous”?

Perhaps our next attorney general will restore race neutrality to the department. Until then, free people must personally uphold their voting rights, even when threatened by belligerent radicals carrying nightsticks. Passive defiance alone may be sufficient: Just walk past them and vote. If there is “hell to pay,” we must confront that hell on principle - and with courage.

Isn’t that what Martin Luther King Jr. did? And the purple-fingered voters of Fallujah? The defense of freedom ultimately is an individual obligation. Our appointees are sometimes incompetent and unworthy of their posts.

JAMES METCALF


Fairfax, Va.