Main League Baseball has determined to punish Georgia for its new voting legislation by transferring the 2021 all-star sport from Atlanta. As John defined right here, the brand new legislation isn’t racist, as critics complain. Actually, it truly will increase entry to the polls.
However that’s probably not the purpose. The purpose is that Main League Baseball’s executives ought to fear about fixing their damaged sport and depart selections about voting and different political issues to voters and their elected representatives.
I actually received’t watch the all-star sport this 12 months. I’m contemplating whether or not, after 65 years as a fan, to kiss main baseball goodbye. At a minimal, I don’t count on ever once more to pay for a ticket to a serious league sport. Maybe many different conservatives will behave equally.
The ironic level is that Stacey Abrams, Ms. “voting rights” herself, opposed punishing Georgia for its new voting legislation. There isn’t something principled about her stance. It’s simply that, having lastly seen Georgia turn into a 50-50 state, she needs to keep away from the setback that harming the state within the title of wokeism would possibly trigger.
Let’s hope that Georgia’s voters, who choked in 2020-21, deal that setback in 2022.