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PA Plays Voter ID Roulette

You know what I am just really fed up with? How every single state that tries to run something close to honest elections and comes up with a Voter ID law gets bunged up in the hue and cry of how unfair it is to minorities.

Really?

Why?

Do Black people turn to ash and disintegrate when you take their picture? Are they all wheelchair bound, missing their legs and feet, so that none of them can move about? Do none of them own cars, or know how to ride the bus? Or are they just unable to produce ID for this one thing, while every other activity in our - everyone’s, White, Black, Green, or Blue - lives requires photo ID. Horry Clap, they took my picture at the eye doctor’s office the other day “for my records”. WTF? But I went along with it, and I’m using it here as a simple case in point. Photo ID is ubiquitous here in the 21st Century.

I don’t want to say a word about EBT or SNAP or any other government handout program, all of which require photo ID. But good grief, if you have a driver’s license - or a County ID, the non-driver equivalent - then you have a photo ID. You belong to the Swim Club, you have a photo ID. And so on, right on up to the various firearms permits and IDs, most of which not only have a photograph but a fingerprint as well.

So why is it that this will be such a hardship for those poor poor mistreated minorities, most of whom probably have at least one photo ID already? That’s life in America these days, so suck it up. And it’s not like the damn Voter ID costs you money. Well, directly. Or that anyone has to pass a test. No Poll Taxes. None of that old Jim Crow crap exists anywhere anymore.

It’s pure bullshit, and I’m sick of it. PS - it ain’t “controversial” either. It’s simply how life is these days. For EVERYONE. Equality under the law and all that. Crivens, the gov is listening to your phone calls and scanning my keyboard while I type this, and probably selling my data to corporations and foreign spies. So nobody had better dare try to play the Privacy Card or the Intrusive Government card. That deck doesn’t even exist any longer.

Pennsylvania court hears arguments over controversial voter ID law

Opening arguments were held Monday in Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court over the state’s controversial requirement that all voters in this key swing state provide photo I.D. when voting.

The law has been in place for the last three elections but has not yet been enforced because of temporary injunctions.

The issue: does the existence of a voter I.D. law bar people from exercising their right to vote?

Voter I.D. is constitutional,” says Nils, Hagen-Frederiksen, press secretary for the Pennsylvania Governor’s Office of General Counsel.

“The trial is about the implementation,” he says. “Right now, in Pennsylvania, any eligible voter that needs an I.D. can get an I.D. free of charge.”

Supporters contend that voter I.D. will prevent voter fraud and ensure the integrity of the electoral process. But opponents charge that it will disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of people, especially minorities, who do not have a photo I.D., and that the measure was a Republican-led effort that was enacted for political reasons.

“This will disproportionately affect persons of color, Latinos, African-Americans and also certain populations. Our elderly really have a hard time getting I.D.,” says Pennsylvania Democratic State Representative Vanessa Lowery Brown, Chairwoman of the state’s Black Caucus.

Oh bite my wing-ding. Your elderly have more darn forms of ID than you do. Medicare, Medicaid, AARP, Denny’s Seniors Club, ID from the Veteran’s Administration, you name it. Plus the same licenses and credit cards that everyone else has. Library cards too. It’s a load of crap.

And yes, the measure was Republican led. For political purposes. The political purpose of trying to take the very first baby step towards honest and fair elections. Such a positively un-American racist idea!!

The state is confident that “the law will stand up in court,” and points out that people can get an I.D. at any one of 71 offices throughout the state. In some cases, people don’t even need to provide any documents…or any written proof of who they claim they are, such as a utility bill, to get one.

“You don’t have to show anything, all you have to do is show up,” says Hagen-Frederiksen.

OK, let me rephrase that. This is a bullshit Republican led effort. For pretending to try to take those first baby steps. No way. Sorry. Uh uh. PROVE you are who you say you are. PROVE you are a citizen. PROVE you have the right to vote (ie not a felon). THEN we’ll take your picture and give you a Voter ID card for free. But you’d better bring it to vote. And we’ll scan you against the III database to make sure you haven’t become a non-voting felon since the card was issued. Any Voter ID law that is so slack that it doesn’t even require proof of identity is a waste of time. And that kind of law is “racist” against ALL OF US. Regardless of color.

I am also well beyond fed up with the prejudice of lowered expectations - lowered so low that they rest in a deep groove cut into the ground - for “minorities”. Minorities my ass. No such thing. We’re all Americans together. Period. Baskin-Robbins comes in 57 flavors but it’s all ice cream. So shut that pie hole for good: let’s really become that post-racial society we heard so much about back in 2008 when electing a half-Black guy as President for every reason on earth OTHER than that he was half-Black (yeah right) ... no more race or ethnicity or gender or faith or sexual identity data on any form anywhere, and purge every data field of that information from every database everywhere in government. Set a 10 year moratorium on all that Affirmative Action silliness. Make every racially based exclusionary group illegal, from the Jewish Student Union on campus to the Senate’s Black Caucus to La Raza. And just start being people. Citizens. All equal. Yeah, like that will ever happen.

Here’s a totally racist (ie completely true) thought: thousands of minorities will be disenfranchised by this, or by any, Voter ID law. Because proper proof of identity will show that thousands and thousands of felons who no longer have the right to vote have been voting the whole time.


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 07/16/2013 at 02:05 PM   
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