I have recently done some research on this terrible violation of democracy.
Have you heard about the massive amounts of voter fraud? You would have to live under a rock at the bottom of the Mariana trench to not have. Have you wondered how much voter fraud actually effects elections? I have. So I started looking into it. This is what I found.
According to truthout.org nation wide since 2000 there have been 2068 total cases of alleged voter fraud,which includes registration fraud, impersonation, vote buying, false election counts, campaign fraud, casting an inelligible vote, voting twice and voter intimidation. Of those cases there were 10 cases of voter impersonation. Voter ID would NOT prevent most of election fraud.
Speaking of ID, who is for this? I always thought that conservatives were against “big brother” having an easier way of tracking you. But it seems that they now want everyone to provide “papers please”. So what type of ID should we use? How can we prevent counterfeiting? Hey, here is an idea. How about biometrics? This could be a card with your personal ID number and other “pertinent” information regarding your actual identification. Or we could just put one of those RFID chips implanted right into your body, and that would make counterfeiting almost impossible. Ooohhh, that almost sounds NWO like, doesn’t it?
To make sure that the incompetent, over bloated, bureaucratic, inept and inefficient “big brother” Government doesn’t all of a sudden become devious, nefarious, conniving or sociopathologically intelligent enough to track all of our actions, we could privatize these functions. We all know that Google or Facebook are responsible private companies that respect the users of their services and would never think of collecting or selling this information. Why would anyone else?
On with the rest of the story.
What are all these voter ID laws really all about? Lets have a look.
It seems a good portion of the voter fraud comes in the form of absentee ballot tampering and those actually doing the campaigning or counting.
And to that point, I will provide proof that this is what is happening. In our own state. By the very people that are crying about “voter fraud” the loudest. Imagine that.
Wha Wha Wha What?! .
Now, before our Angry conservative friends blow their lids, there was this from the democrats in Michigan.
But I am not sure that lives up to the moniker “voter fraud” They were simply trying to get the tea party on the ballot as a separate party from the republicans. Why wouldn’t the tea party want to be separate? I thought they were an independent, unaffiliated, grass roots movement, unbeholden to any party or philosophy.
Also note that this story made it into the “lame stream liberal media”, where as the other stories above are barely covered here in the state.
And that is just in our state. Next will be news from across the country, and the real reason for all these “voter ID” laws, obstruction of voting hours and different poll location times. Just F’n amazing isn’t it?
Here we have a representative from Pennsylvania telling us that the voter laws just pushed through will secure the nomination for Mittens in that state. Wonder if that is what ALEC had in mind? I wonder if that is why all the current Republicans are pushing these laws? In my experience, if someone is telling you someone is coming for you, you better watch the person doing the accusing. They may be trying to distract you from something.
Here are some articles on voter registration fraud and changing of party registration.
And here is Paul Weyrich, founder of the Heritage Foundation and ALEC stating his beliefs on who should vote.
As one of the key figures of the New Right, Weyrich positioned himself as a defender of traditionalist sociopolitical values of states’ rights, dominionism, traditional marriage, heterocentrism, ethnic nationalism, anti-communism and class hierarchy, a staunch opponent of the New Left’s attempts at integrating social progress and diversity into American politics. Consequently, many of his views were seen as controversial by Americans who were not on the political right.
“I don’t want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of the people. They never have been from the beginning of our country and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down.”
“We are different from previous generations of conservatives… We are no longer working to preserve the status quo. We are radicals, working to overturn the present power structure of this country.” — Soloma, John. Ominous Politics: The New Conservative Labyrinth (1984), Hill and Wang Publ., New York
Second, there is a basic contradiction between the structure of our government and our role as a great power. Our government was designed not to play great-power politics but to preserve domestic liberty. To that end — at which it has been remarkably successful — it was structured so as to make decisions difficult. Separation of powers, congressional checks on executive authority, the primacy of law over raison d’tat (national interests) — all of these were intentionally built into our system. The Founding Fathers knew a nation, with such a government could not play the role of great power. They had no such ambition for us — quite the contrary.
For about 20 years after World War II, we were able to act as a great power without running into this contradiction. We could do so because we had only one serious rival, and even over that rival, our superiority was immense. Now, we have to play on a much more crowded and competitive field. Our institutions are not adequate to the game. If the executive does what it must in the international arena, it violates the domestic rules. If the Congress enforces those rules, as it is supposed to do, it cripples us internationally.
Since Watergate, some 140 measures have been passed by Congress to restrict the president’s power to conduct foreign policy
If we are going to be a serious nation, we need a serious system for selecting our leaders and advisors. We need some type of shadow government, in which leaders and top advisors can be identified and developed, and through which our politics can be better focused on policy choices. The world is a professional league, and we cannot win fielding amateur teams.
Wow. Sounds like this guy really likes the Constitution, doesn’t it? Do you think that may be why he started this :http://friendsofjustice.wordpress.com/2011/04/05/ghost-writing-the-law-alec-and-the-conservative-legislative-agenda/
Is this the “constitutional republic” you want? Is it the “constitutional republic” our founders started? Not according to Paul Weyrich.
Why do conservatives who espouse “family values” and “rule of law” have to find ways to “reason” away “family values” in the name of “the ends justify the means” or “it’s not personal, it’s just business” and find ways to “skirt the law” and lie and deceive others to sway them to their side?
Why again, do the “averages” need rules for voting when barely 50% of the population even bothers to vote, but the politicians and those conducting and overseeing the elections do not need similar rules? Can you say hypocrites?
And why can’t conservatives come back with evidence that proves me wrong? Instead you come back with wise cracks and smart @ss comments. Ohhhh that will prove me wrong. Are we still in elementary school?
Just shows you are full of wind.
I have to wonder why the dims are so against voter ID when they say all the voter fraud is in the repubs camp. Just saying, can you say hypocrite.
The real question is why is someone against voter ID when they have to have it for almost every other aspect of their lives.
Here is the answer to your question, with a question in return.
I don’t think anyone is against the idea of having to show proof of citizenship with a picture ID. I think what concerns people is the timing of the laws, if they were passed in an off year, or during the winter months when the citizens that would be affected by the new requirements would have enough time to learn of the new law and be able to comply with the law. The timing of these laws are, to say the least, “suspicious”.
The question I have is: Why did they wait until the last minute to pass these laws? Too busy regulating womens private parts? Or screwing teachers and firefighters and police and workers and retirees and poor folks and the middle class and well, the timing turned out just right for it though, didn’t it? Coincidence? Yeah right.