Voter ID

Voter ID

Voter IDIn the past few years, many states have tried to pass laws which require a voter to present a Voter ID, such as any government photo ID card, prior to voting.  To date, approximately seven states have passed Voter ID laws and have them on the books.  Out of those seven, few are being enforced because liberals are up in arms about this issue.  They have taken the position that Voter ID laws are meant for one thing  and one thing only and that is to limit access to the voting booth.  In other words, to keep undesirable (liberal) voters, from voting.  Of course, I do not agree with the liberal position.  In fact, I’m appalled at the liberal position, because I believe that Voter ID laws stop unqualified people from voting!

Apparently, the US Supreme Court agrees more with my position that that of the liberals.   Earlier this week, the Court decided not to hear a case challenging the Wisconsin Voter ID law.  The Wisconsin law which was passed in 2011 was upheld on appeal to the Seventh Circuit after being struck down at the District Court level.  By turning down argument in the case, the Supreme Court has effectively stated the law is valid and will stay on the books.  The Wisconsin Attorney General has stated the law will be enforced for all elections after this year’s April 7 election as it is impossible to stop this election which is already in progress from a procedural standpoint.

This decision by the Supreme Court effectively opens the door to many other states enacting similar laws.  Of course, this will put the left more up in arms again because the only states that will even attempt to enact them are very red.

And, now my usual comment, “What’s all the fuss?”  I said it about Bibi’s visit prior to the Israeli election and I’m saying it now.

Governor Scott Walker
Governor Scott Walker

Effectively, we must now have a photo ID for almost everything.  You cannot open a bank account without photo ID.  You cannot enter a security building.  You cannot check into a hotel.  You cannot rent or buy a car.  You cannot enter a bar or a nightclub in some states regardless of the drinking age.  You cannot cash a check.  I could go on ad infinitum.

So, why is it too burdensome to make someone show a photo ID to vote?  Why is this something that will disenfranchise the ‘black’ or other minority voter.  I haven’t got a clue.  I’m simply amazed at the things liberals will fight over.  And, this one pretty much takes the cake.  For me to have to show an ID to prove I’m the registered voter in an election seems like it’s a no brainer.  I don’t want anyone voting under my name.  And, the system, as we have it California, seems to promote that.  Anyone can go into any polling place, give a name, and, if that name appears in the voter registration list for that precinct, cast a vote.  I can then go into the same precinct where I’m registered to vote ten minutes later and be told, I already voted.  Seems like I’m the one being disenfranchised.

Under a proper Voter ID law, this could never happen.  And, isn’t that the point of a democracy?  Each person casts a vote and that vote should be counted as one and only one vote.  Without Voter ID, it is possible that any person can go to a polling place ten different times and vote ten different times.  Is this fair?  I don’t think so!

 

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