Seriously, what is the problem with knowing who a person is when they vote, one of the most important things an American citizen can do? You have to show ID when you write a check, when the cop pulls you over, if you want a beer or some smokes (if you look young enough), and so many other things. Why not for voting? But, it always seems it is Democrats who want to stop people from identifying themselves when voting, one of the best ways to stop voter fraud, yet, they are the same people who scream bloody murder, even when they win, about fraud
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.
In a splintered 6-3 ruling, the court upheld Indiana’s strict photo ID requirement, which Democrats and civil rights groups said would deter poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots. Its backers said it was needed to prevent fraud.
Splintered? One of the biggest liberals on the Court, John Paul Stevens, voted in the majority. Personally, I interact with quite a few poor and old people, and they all have ID. We cannot access their accounts without it. Period. (see more at Memeorandum, plus good Right leaning sites such as Stop The ACLU, Sister Toldjah, Don Surber, Michelle Malkin, and Jammie Wearing Fool (linked up here because of the read more inline below))
You know what’s coming next, right?
- This ia what I am talking about the media. Is a weapon of mass Distraction. They help distract the peiople while the government fucks them.
- Exactly – it’s a TACTIC and why the fascists bought cntrol of most broadcast media in the 80s and 90s. The US newsmedia has become the PR Dept for fascist agenda.
- I caught that too..They will stop at nothing to screw the Democrats. They know this is primarily who it affects. More disgusting actions from this disgraceful government, I guess stealing the Presidency and getting away with it once, just made them more confident they can do it again.
- Saw that, those bastards, ok, I will vote for the Dem nominee when I see SCOTUS pulling shit like that, it gives me pause for thought.
- Your papers, please.
- Following the same logic, what’s needed to deter voter fraud is a paper trail, and some form of verified voting. But then again, logic and reason haven’t been the hallmark of the Supreme Court these last 8 years (that is what showing an ID is for, you leftard idiot.)
- Sorry, but I’ve never followed the logic of opposing the showing of ID at the voting booth. If “poor, older and minority voters” as the article says would be adversely affected by this, then let’s address that problem. What problems are these groups having in getting identification, and what can we do to help them? Whether its free legal services or a waiver of new/renewal ID fees for those that cannot afford it, isn’t that a better approach than “let’s just not require ID?” (a voice of sanity! Which is followed by the next comment)
- jayfish – It Destroys The Idea Of A Secret Ballot. Since your name is associated with your ballot you can be targeted for harassment. (by whom? Your name is checked off a list when you vote anyhow. All this does is make sure you are you. Unless Jay has some insider knowledge of the way Democrats act)
- The whole picture ID frame is a bullshit cover for JIM CROW. The only election fraud we should be worried about is the BBV election theft that has been perpetrated against us in 2000 2002 2004 and 2006.
Interestingly, there are a few DU’ers who get that this is a good thing, but the rest just don’t like it!
In a case reflecting a solution truly in search of a problem, and opening the door to all sorts of harassment for minority, elderly and other traditionally Democratic voters…
Bottom line, friends? The Great Disenfranchisement of 2008 has begun. These laws are not neutral, are not innocent, but are an attempt by Republican legislators to prevent traditionally Democratic voters from casting their ballots. We need to do whatever it takes to help all qualified voters obtain whatever records they need so that they can vote this November; we cannot let them win.
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Do note that if you take the left seriously here, the act of voting itself arguably imposes an unconstitutional burden: As with a trip to the DMV, it requires leaving work, traveling, and waiting on line for an unknown amount of time. The only difference between the two is having to scrounge around for a copy of your birth certificate.
The American Princess asks how will people vote more then once now?