That sounds reasonable. Why would the Senator say something like that? Was he simply making a statement or possibly responding to someone or something?
You win, if you answered, responded to someone. That someone being our beloved Attorney General, Eric, the Gun Runner, Holder.
It seems A.G. Holder is calling for an end to state laws requiring voters to show identification at polling stations.
I’m sure it’s the same tired old arguments they’ve been using for years. Requiring I.D. is racist. It denies the poor, the old & infirmed the right to vote.
Evidently, the wealthy, young, healthy & of course white are the only people in America capable of obtain proper identification.
I’m not certain, but many common functions require I.D. Opening a simple bank account, a hospital or doctor visit. One must have proper I.D. when buying a house or renting an apartment. I think applying for welfare requires an I.D. Let me check that one. Yep. Just checked & indeed it does. Heck, I needed a photo I.D. to join my local gym.
Rep. Paul Gosar of Arizona said, “If we are to maintain the integrity of the democratic process, it is not unreasonable that voters should show appropriate identification when they turn up at polling stations and for him to suggest otherwise flies in the face of common sense.”
It’s no surprise that Holder went to the Lyndon Johnson library to make the announcement of the administrations intent to interfere with state election laws. In 1965, Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act, which allows the federal government to interfere in state voting laws if they would disproportionately deter minority groups from voting.
It seems to me the only deterrence to voting is the Black Panthers.
The attorney general said he was concerned about measures that tended “to restrict in ways that are subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, the ability of the American people to cast their ballots.” Protecting access to the voting process “must be viewed not only as a legal issue but as a moral imperative,” he said. Except if you’re the Black Panthers, which were caught on video, disrupting the voting process. If you recall, Holder’s Justice department dropped the case against them.
Holder continued, “Where a state can’t meet its legal burden in showing an absence of discriminatory impact, we will object”
That’s a neat trick, having to prove a negative.
“Georgia’s law has been in place for five years,” said Hans von Spakovsky, a Justice Department official in the George W. Bush administration. “Not only did the turnout for African Americans not go down, it went up.”
On the voter ID issue, Texas Democrats, voting-rights advocates and minority groups had harshly criticized the photo ID law, but were unable to block its passage in the Republican-controlled Legislature. Hooray for Texas!
The bottom line is, democrats have relied on voter fraud to win elections since John Kennedy was elected. I guess it’s just easier than convincing people to come out & vote legally.
Attribution: Newsmax, Hattiesburg American