Republcians make it harder to vote...again.

First Republicans gave us Ohio, voter ID law. It required a registered voter to produce any one of a number of IDs or utility bills in order to vote.

But that wasn’t good enough for Republicans, it just didn’t make voting hard enough. So in Indiana you must have a registered voter must have a photo ID in order to vote.

Republicans in Missouri are still afraid that voting is still too easy for minorities and the elderly. So they give us – you must prove you are an American citizen to vote.

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/12/us/politics/12vote.html?_r=1&oref=slogin

The battle over voting rights will expand this week as lawmakers in Missouri are expected to support a proposed constitutional amendment to enable election officials to require proof of citizenship from anyone registering to vote.

The measure would allow far more rigorous demands than the voter ID requirement recently upheld by the Supreme Court, in which voters had to prove their identity with a government-issued card.

Sponsors of the amendment — which requires the approval of voters to go into effect, possibly in an August referendum — say it is part of an effort to prevent illegal immigrants from affecting the political process. Critics say the measure could lead to the disenfranchisement of tens of thousands of legal residents who would find it difficult to prove their citizenship.

Once again Big Government Republicans enacting laws to problems we don’t have. At least I have a passport. I’m not sure how someone like my mom would prove her citizenship. I know she no longer has a birth certificate in her possession and doesn’t have a passport.

I guess if Republicans can’t win elections with their ideas, they can always continue to manipulate the process to ensure victory a bit longer.

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Sorry for the spelling and grammatical issues. I've been meaning to write about this for a few days now. Since I found myself at my desk at lunch time, I thought I’d knock it out. Apparently typing and eating were a bit much for me to do at the same time today.

Brilliant. I noticed a couple of years ago on right wing radio that suddenly, illegal immigration exploded onto the political scene seemingly out of nowhere. I had a difficult time figuring out why, since on the surface this is a no-win situation for Rebubs (politically speaking). After all, immigrants usually vote Democrat---so why piss them off? Secondly, corporate America (which is usually alligned with the Repubs) needs cheap labor---so you don't want to piss them off either. Now it becomes clear. You whip up the scare tactic of illegal immigration for a couple of years, and then right before the it's time to vote you have public support to "do something" about it. And "doing something" about it means making it difficult for them to vote. And if this "doing something" ends up also disenfranchising minorities and poor along the way (who tend to vote Democrat) then even better. This is the voter caging of 2008.

Pink Slip

do you think it is right for the state to require ID for beer and cigarettes? What about Home Depot requiring you to show ID if you use a credit card?

I wanted to get free food and money from the government like other good Democrats, so I went to the local Welfare Office.

I had to drive all the way down to Monroe Street! I just wanted to sit on my lazy ass and have the welfare people come to me and take my information. I might even turn off Oprah when they get to my house.

But after I went to all the trouble of taking time out of my busy day watching Jerry Springer and driving to the Welfare Office on Monroe St., those ba$tards had the unmitigated gall of asking me FOR A PHOTO ID or a copy of a utility bill that had my address on it!

I told them that I was poor. I wouldn't be there if I could afford a photo ID. I wouldn't be asking mommy government for money if I could afford to pay my utliity bills.

I told the nosy scum-bags that they had absolutely NO RIGHT WHATSOEVER to ask me to prove I was who I said I was. After all, if I am too poor to afford a photo ID to vote, then I am too poor to afford any of the documents that the Welfare office wanted me to produce in order to get free money from the government tit.

Hmmm, maybe someone can explain this delema to Libtarded Americans.

Don't blame me,
I didn't vote for a
socialist.

this exact same post weeks ago? Word-for-word, or damn close to it? Trotting a repeated post is as lame as one can possibly get, even for you.

do you think it is right for the state to require ID for beer and cigarettes? What about Home Depot requiring you to show ID if you use a credit card?

I don't care about those things, because they have nothing to do with sustaining a democracy. Our state, however, guarantees us the right to vote. And the state constitution says nothing about having a photo ID. And since there are no instances of voter impersonation in Ohio, it would be wasted gov't legislation.

Pink Slip

do you think it is right for the state to require ID for beer and cigarettes? What about Home Depot requiring you to show ID if you use a credit card?

The State doesn't require a photo ID for beer and butts. The State requires the purchaser to be of age. The vendor, in order to avoid taking part in a sting involving the local fatheads, require a photo ID. Home Depot requires an ID because someone in upper management thinks it's a good idea and will help prevent fraud. Again, commercial transaction, not exercise of a civil right.

All that aside, I don't have a problem with extremely strict ID requirements for voters. Sorry about the disenfranchised poor people, but if voting is really important to them, they'll find a way to get ID and vote.

Mad Jack
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