I’ve been an election worker and a poll watcher multiple times throughout my adult years. To me, elections are one of the most sacred rights and responsibilities we have as Americans. The integrity of those said elections are so important to me that on many an election day I have divvied up my children to other responsible adults and spent 12 plus exhausting hours at a poll that I have been assigned. I’ve seen hundreds upon hundreds of patriotic Americans pass through those lines and pull the lever for the candidate that they feel most represents their ideals. Many I would agree with and many I would not. However, even with those who I vociferously disagree with I respect their decision and appreciate them taking the liberty and responsibility to vote as seriously as I do. A peaceful and democratic decision in choosing our leader is one of the aspects that makes America great.
Yet, with those times have inevitably come provoking moments of colossal dishonesty and deception. I’ve watched people come through the lines multiple times, in an effort to pull the lever twice for their candidate- conveniently pleading ignorance when they are turned away. I’ve seen people try to vote on behalf of other people. I’ve seen people try to vote through multiple addresses. The list is endless and infuriating. And because all that’s required to vote is something as insignificant as a water bill, you can imagine how rampant the fraud really is. And so while I’ve always thought it a common sense endeavor to require voter identification, through these instances I’ve become more adamant than ever that we must get better at protecting our elections.
This has always seemed like a rational and common sense step to me. We have to provide ID for everything. We get stopped by police officer for driving too fast..provide ID. Register kids for school…ID. Travel by plane…ID. Tax Refund…ID. Cash a check…ID. The list goes on and on and on. So, I’ve always been baffled and annoyed that for the very most sacrosanct action we do as Americans, voting for our candidates who end up affecting our lives and freedoms in dramatic ways, we aren’t required to provide proof that we are who we say that we are and that,most importantly, we are indeed actual citizens of this country.
But, this last week in Texas, a judge in Austin (worth noting Neva Gonzales Ramos is a federal judge appointed by Obama) ruled that to require ID is the equivalent of a poll tax. Why? Because a FREE ID requires a birth certificate and a birth certificate requires $3 and, according to liberals celebrating over this ruling, traveling that might be required to obtain a birth certificate causes an undue burden.
Gonzales Ramos’ nearly 150-page ruling says the law “creates an unconstitutional burden on the right to vote, has an impermissible discriminatory effect against Hispanics and African-Americans, and was imposed with an unconstitutional discriminatory purpose.” It added that the measure “constitutes an unconstitutional poll tax.“
Obviously, if you have been paying any attention to elections within the last few decades there is generally one party that benefits from having no voter ID. Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck vote regularly in elections, along with hundreds- if not thousands -of corpses. Add to that the people who vote multiple times…and then are stupid enough to brag about it. (Nobody said they were also smart). Eric Holder, as someone who took a very large interest in striking down this Texas law saying, “We are extremely heartened by the court’s decision, which affirms our position that the Texas voter identification law unfairly and unnecessarily restricts access to the franchise,” strangely couldn’t be reached for comment regarding these other mentioned instances.
Let us also not forget about the shenanigans by ACORN in regards to registering voters:
The group workers turned in 1,400 cards, of which 888 were found to be fraudulent. Included among the fraudulent voter applications — deceased actor Paul Newman. Workers also filled out a voter application for singer James Taylor or filled out several cards for the same real voter, the Miami Herald reported after the fraud was made public on Sept. 9, 2009.
“Protecting the rights of Americans…” by proudly and unequivocally stating that minorities in America are incapable of doing things like oh, you know, white folks has got to be one of the most insulting and racist stances I’ve ever seen the Democrats take. Is this because the subjects under question are minorities or is it because they are poor? Because if it’s due to being in a low income bracket, are they trying to state that there aren’t any white people in low income brackets? That’s absurd. It’s glaringly obvious that once again they are doing their best to create race warfare. Because without victims they have no voting base.
I could appreciate the liberals sudden take on “protecting the rights of Americans” if it extended consistently to other rights… Like the Right to Life, of which should be our most basic human right among which all other rights pale. Or perhaps they’d like to begin whipping their base into a frenzy over protecting our Second Amendment Right to bear arms. This is a basic American right that we are guaranteed and yet, due to liberal policies, I’m not allowed to carry my firearm without a Concealed Handgun License that..wait for it…cost a heck of a lot more than $3! Why aren’t liberals frothing at the mouth at this direct and blatant violation of American rights?
Let’s not forget how easy it was for James O’Keefe to prove the idiocy of the no-voter-ID in one of his latest undercover videos when his assistant utilized Attorney General Eric Holder’s own voting precinct to make his point.
Man: “Do you have an Eric Holder, 50th Street?
Poll worker: “Let me see here.”
Man: Xxxx 50th Street.
Poll Worker: Let’s see, Holder, Hol-t-e-r, or Hold-d-e-r?
Poll Worker: D-e-r. Okay.
Man: That’s the name.
Poll Worker: I do. Xxxx 50th Street NW. Okay. [Puts check next to name, indicating someone has shown up to vote.] Will you sign there . . .
Man: I actually forgot my ID.
Poll Worker: You don’t need it; it’s all right.
Man: I left it in the car.
Poll Worker: As long as you’re in here, and you’re on our list and that’s who you say you are, we’re okay.
Man: I would feel more comfortable if I go get my ID, is it all right if I go get it?
Poll Worker: Sure, go ahead.
Man: I’ll be back faster than you can say furious!
Poll Worker: We’re not going anywhere.
I guess this just doesn’t fit the narrative… It’s blatantly clear that keeping our elections honest and free of corruption goes directly against the interest of Democrat’s and their abilities to win elections fair and square.