Holder: 'Too Many' People 'Irrationally Fear the New America That Is Emerging'

By Susan Jones | May 19, 2014 | 10:46 AM EDT

Attorney General Eric Holder. (AP photo)

(CNSNews.com) - "So long as I have the privilege of serving as attorney general of the United States, this Justice Department will never stop working to expand the promise of a nation where everyone has the same opportunity to grow, to contribute, and to succeed," Eric Holder told a civil rights group on Friday, the 60th anniversary of the Supreme Court's school desegregation ruling.

Holder mentioned DOJ's efforts on civil rights, voting rights, gay rights, and a path to citizenship for illegal aliens.

"In these and other efforts, there are undoubtedly difficult times ahead," he said. "There are too many wedded to the past and who irrationally fear the new America that is emerging."

Holder did not elaborate on those who "irrationally fear the new America," but he did indicate that the "new America" is a liberal America with no respect for traditional morality or the rule of law.

In his speech to the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, Holder said the changes Americans "must" embrace include taxpayer benefits for legally married same-sex couples; "new voting protections" that exclude voter ID; policies that "promote inclusion" in classrooms and boardrooms; and "comprehensive immigration reform that includes an earned path to citizenship, so that men and women who are Americans in everything but name can step out of the shadows and take their place in society."