Why Dems oppose voter ID laws
states are already tied up in a legal and political battle, concerning
voter ID laws. Obviously, those who oppose the laws are usually of the
liberal persuasion, and those who support the laws are usually of the
conservative persuasion. However, the curious part about the opposition
to the voter ID laws is that they require the voter to prove that they
are who they say they are, that they are in fact citizens of the US and a resident of the state, and that they are tax-paying, contributing members in society …how is this a bad thing?
The Wall Street Journal reports on the raging war concerning this issue:
Court Judge Robert Simpson has said he plans to issue a ruling the week
of Aug. 13 on the constitutionality of the law, one of numerous such
measures enacted across the country over the past two years as
Republican lawmakers have sought to crack down on what they say is
widespread voter fraud.
say the laws, which often require photo identification, are designed to
deter voting by poor people and others who are more likely to support
Democratic candidates. Lawyers for both sides presented closing
arguments Thursday at the court in Harrisburg, Pa.”
essence, the Democrats are tooting the horn of ‘oh, ye art oppressing
the downtrodden masses!’ …as if we haven’t heard this sad bell toll
before. Essentially, liberal politicians are worried that they might
lose a massive chunk of their voter base. When I say ‘massive chunk’, I
mean voters that number roughly a million. The report states:
groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the League of
Women Voters, say the law violates the state’s constitution and are
seeking a preliminary injunction to prevent it from taking effect. These
groups say the law could prevent more than a million voters from
casting ballots on Election Day.”
exactly are these ‘million voters’ that were once using the honor system
to vote, and now, because they are required to show who they really
are, they cannot vote? …Interesting. This is quite thought provoking
for the simple fact that some studies are giving different numbers:
Justice Department also asked for documentation to support Gov.
Corbett’s statement in March that “99 percent of Pennsylvania’s eligible
voters already have acceptable photo ID.” During lawmakers’ early
debates about the proposed legislation, the state initially estimated
only 89,000 people were without approved IDs.”
the inconsistency in information? It seems that most voters can use
alternate forms of ID, which is how the lawmakers arrived at that
statistic. I would have to say, the disconnect in info between both
sides may rest on a single fact. The millions that the liberals were
talking about aren’t actually citizens in the first place, while the conservatives could only find 89,000 folks who actually are citizens, and yet, don’t have IDs. Again, how is poverty going to keep an individual from getting a valid photo ID?
liberal argument is quite easy to see through. They want illegal
aliens to have the power to vote, and voter ID laws will effectively
stop them in their tracks (well, most of them anyway). Conservatives
know this, liberals know this, so in essence, the question really comes
down to …should illegals be allowed to vote?
Obviously, the answer
is, not a snowball’s chance. Why should ‘We the People’ allow folks to
vote who aren’t even technically bound by U.S. law? Legal U.S.
citizens are subject to the rule and law of the government, so likewise,
we all have a responsibility to take part in that government. Illegal
aliens are not subject to US law, and should not be
allowed to take part in governance, as they sooner face deportation
rather than prison in the event that they commit a felony. They reside
here, using U.S. roads, U.S. emergency services, U.S. law enforcement,
and the U.S. free market system, all under the supposition that the U.S.
owes them a place and they owe no allegiance to the U.S.. Showing
allegiance, means abiding by the rule of U.S. law.
immigrants would like to vote, then perhaps they should go through the
proper steps to become a legal citizen …then they may vote to their
heart’s content …with their legally obtained photo IDs.
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