Voter ID Laws And You
Simple Everyday Requirements
Here We Go Again
Appearances sometimes speak volumes. Eric Holder is again giving the appearance of being a racist which I personally think he is due to his past. We are, after all, the sum total of all our past experiences and upbringing. He's back playing the race card again, only this time with the state I now reside in - the great state of Texas. What I also find disturbing, and the pattern seems to be emerging, is that any state that would dare to challenge King Obama and his administration's policies seem to become a target as they join the other states which already have voter ID laws on the books.
The fear factor, which Obama loves to use, has now been targeted at Hispanic voters. Holder is now screeching that the citizens of Texas want to disenfranchise that segment of the population. That is not so. Texas does have a large population of illegal immigrants due to the endless miles of border we share with our neighbor to the south. Rick Perry, the governor, pretty much got KO'ed out of the Republican presidential primary race because of his stand on allowing illegal immigrants to pay in-state college tuition rates. Whether or not the state's refusal to give money to Planned Parenthood caused Holder to pull out his latest race card is only speculative but it does have a smelly appearance.
Forms Of Acceptable ID In Texas
Take note that student ID's are not an acceptable form of identification to vote under the voter ID law in Texas being challenged by the Justice Department. That is also one of the complaints that are being voiced but common sense should be the trump card. If you are going to allow illegal aliens to attend state colleges and receive in-state tuition then it would follow that they have an ID issued by who? Well DUH!
South Carolina was challenged just prior to this latest race card being played by Holder in Texas. Understand how politics plays in all of this because it does play a heavy hand. Remember the NLRB decision to challenge the Boeing Corporation in court concerning that company's decision to build the Dreamliner plant in that right to work state? South Carolina voters, all of them eligible to vote, approved that voter ID law by referendum. They even went so far as to give anyone a state ID free of charge to meet the requirement. It seems that Nikki Haley, the governor of South Carolina, and Obama were at odds about the right of Boeing to locate their business anywhere they pleased to locate it. Is the fact that Holder shows up to play the race card just coincidental? Just go back and read my opening sentence.
Take the case now of Wisconsin. That state's voter ID law is being challenged now. What is going on politically in Wisconsin at the present time? The union goons are pouring millions of dollars in the recall election of Governor Scin actionott Walker because he took a crap in their post toasties concerning the excessive costs of supporting union demands and balancing that state's budget. Obama has made personal appearances in the state to support the cause of the loons. The state can't afford to pay the kind of perks the unions demanded and their budget deficits were proof of the pudding. So is it just coincidental that the state's voter ID laws are now under fire? Or is it Democratic Party politics, under this administration anyway, in action? Again go back and read my opening sentence.
Know Who This Is?
This is Governor Tommy Corbett from the state of Pennsylvania. He just signed one of the toughest voter ID laws to go on the books to date. His rationale in signing the law was to ensure that elections are fair. He stated that. I happen to agree with that statement because for every fraudulent vote that is allowed to be cast, one valid vote has been cancelled out. The same racist mantra was heard again about turning back the clock, this being like a poll tax, blah, blah and more blah prior to the signing of the bill. That is total nonsense. So we'll see where the Justice Department goes with this one since politics will more than likely raise it's ugly head Pennsylvania being one of the swing states that isn't likely to swing Obama's way this time around. Will appearances come into play again?
Every "eligible" voter has the right to vote. Every "ineligible" voter does not. Lets do the short list of "show me a valid ID" things you have to reach for your wallet for.
- Donating Blood
- Gun Shop
- Cashing a Check
- Adoption Agency
- Social Security Office
- Pawn Shops
- Using a Credit Card
- Union Elections
At last count there were 31 states that now have laws on the books concerning having a valid ID to vote. The movement is growing and that seems to have Holder's panties in a twist when he should be worrying about other things like his department letting guns walk across the southern border and Black Panthers intimidating voters in the coming election. You have to set your priorities I reckon. His seem to have his all screwed up. Where is the public opinion on this issue of requiring voters to present a valid form of identification in order to vote? See the graphic below.
Appearances do sometimes speak volumes. The Voting Rights Act of 1964 served its purpose at the time it was enacted. The arbitrariness it is now being used for by Holder has one purpose and one purpose alone, at least the appearances do. Maybe I'm off base but I really don't think so. I've heard all kinds of reasons "not" to have requirements such as these. Then I go back up and look at the short list of things that cause me to show such an ID, almost on a daily basis, and have to just shake my head. Being part of our society these days requires that a citizen have a valid ID to conduct ordinary business on a day-to-day basis.
So why does anyone want to exclude the most important civic duty a citizen of our nation has from that requirement. There is only one obvious reason why not. Appearances sometimes speak volumes.
The Frog Prince