The treatment of Alabama by Tom Perez is part of a cultural disconnect by the progressive left. To them, it is still 1964 in the hearts of Southerners. His vision of an America where pro-life protesters aren’t free to protest and eighth-grade boys can dress in drag in public school is at odds with the culture outside of the big cities in the northeast and the west coast. But as long as Perez has power, whether at DOJ or as secretary of Labor, he will use it to reshape America more to his liking and away from the America precious to the citizens of Alabama.

I will be speaking in Mobile, Alabama, on May 21 at 5:30 p.m. at Wnitzell’s Oyster House at an event sponsored by the Federalist Society Lawyers‘ chapter there: I’ll have lots more to say then about Alabama being in the DOJ crosshairs.