Wednesday, June 3, 2009

One Illegal Immigrant Person, One Vote

A little over a year ago, a six member majority of the Supreme Court upheld an Indiana state law requiring voters present a photo i.d. when voting. The court reasoned, rightly, that nothing is more central to a democracy than fair elections devoid of fraud. Once the voting system becomes corrupt, we no longer live in a functioning democracy. Yet the left seems hell bent on insuring that the system is corrupted.

The left has, for years, fought against any sort of identification system to protect the validity of our democratic system. We have Obama enlisting ACORN to take part in the 2010 Census which will determine the number of representatives to which each state will be entitled. We have Obama pulling responsibility for the Census Bureau and putting it directly under Obama's Chief of Staff. It was only a few days ago that Obama's DOJ took the unprecedented step of dropping charges of voter intimidation against three New Black Panther thugs who clearly engaged in precisely that - it was on YouTube for crying out loud. And now the latest, giving the finger to the Supreme Court and their decision mentioned above, Obama's DOJ has rejected Georgia's plan to verify that those who cast ballots are American citizens entitled to vote.

Georgia recently passed a law requiring voters to prove, by documentation or social security number, that when they vote, they are in fact entitled to vote. But because Georgia is still under a Court order dating back to the Voting Rights Act of 1965 for a history of systemic racism, feds must approve of any change to the state's election laws. It matters not that Georgia voted heavilly for Obama in the last election, apparently. And now, Obama's civil rights division has rejected this law, reasoning that making a person prove that they are entitled to cast a vote places "erroneous burdens on the right to register to vote" and disproportionately effects blacks and hispanic voters.

This is just amazing. Secretary of State Karen Handel stated the obvious when she opined that the DOJ's decision "opens the floodgates for non-citizens to vote in the state." No kidding. Read the story here.

Redstate adds the entire statement from the Georgia Sec. of State:

DOJ has thrown open the door for activist organizations such as ACORN to register non-citizens to vote in Georgia’s elections, and the state has no ability to verify an applicant’s citizenship status or whether the individual even exists. DOJ completely disregarded Georgia’s obvious and direct interest in preventing non-citizens from voting, instead siding with the ACLU and MALDEF. Clearly, politics took priority over common sense and good public policy.

This is a travesty. Once something approaching a majority comes to believe that their vote no longer counts because the system is corrupt, then the only way to effect change comes by the gun. That is something the left should ponder as they pull out all stops to make of our country a banana republic with a rigged electoral system that acts as a rubber stamp for their candidates.


Dinah Lord said...

This is so wrong on so many levels, GW.

What is wrong with these people?

Ex-Dissident said...
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Ex-Dissident said...

They are unaccountable.

suek said...

What is wrong with these people is that they favor a different form of government than we have had for the last 200 years.

He promised change. People just didn't understand what kind of change he meant.

It's all according to plan.

And I agree - it's going to lead to bloodshed. 2010 elections will be the watershed, I think.