Thursday, August 30, 2012

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Texas Voter ID Law

How many of you would object to proving you are eligible to vote by presenting a picture ID at your polling place? How many people do you know that don't have a picture ID? No one, I would be willing to bet. Never mind this, because a federal appeals court in Washington DC has ruled that the simple act of showing an ID at the polls is racially discriminatory:

Washington (CNN) -- A federal appeals court in Washington Thursday struck down the Texas voter ID law requiring photos for voters at the polls, calling it racially discriminatory.
The decision is a major victory for the Obama administration and its Democratic allies, which had challenged the law.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott promptly announced the state will appeal the ruling to the Supreme Court.
Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed the voter ID measure into law last year, but it had yet not gone into effect because the federal Voting Rights Act requires changes in Texas voting laws to be pre-cleared by the U.S. Justice Department.

Let's be honest folks: This isn't about "racial discrimination". It's about Democrats wanting to make it easier to steal votes at the polls. Anyone who is legitimately entitled to vote in this country -- regardless of race -- has a picture ID. You have to have one to drive a car, buy booze, buy cigarettes, get on an airplane, cash a check etc.

Democrat vote theft is a fine tradition going back decades. John F. Kennedy was pushed over the top with shady votes in Chicago. The Democrat's attempts to suppress the overseas military votes are legend. The Obama Administration is suing to prevent brave and dedicated military men and women in Ohio from having a mere three days to vote absentee.  Barry was a staff attorney for ACORN -- the legendary voter fraud outfit. Barry's own attorney general flatly refused to prosecute a clear cut case of voter intimidation at the polls during the Obama immaculation in 2008. Leftist Democrat nut case Al Franken won the deciding U.S. Senate seat in Minnesota by 310 votes in a state where 1100 felons voted illegally. I have personally witnessed attempts by liberal groups to badger and deceive authorities into allowing people they know to be ineligible to vote to allow to go to the polls.

As far as voter fraud goes, this voter ID ruse is about as transparent as it gets. It looks like this one is going to the U.S. Supreme Court. Let's hope Kennedy does the right thing because we know the leftists won't.

BTW if any liberal wants to take up the cause and attempt to explain how making someone show an picture ID to buy booze and cigarettes is perfectly okay but requiring one to allow someone to prove that they are eligible to partake in the most precious franchise of our republic -- the vote -- is racially discriminatory, go right ahead. I'll be happy to tear you lame excuse for an argument apart.

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