Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Exhuming the NYT's Real Views

The Republican Threat to Voting -

So if this is true, then did the Times also do an article on BOcare titled "The Democrat Threat to Health Care"?? If not, why not? Look at this:
Anyone who has stood on the long lines at a motor vehicle office knows that it isn’t easy to get such documents. For working people, it could mean giving up a day’s wages.
So government is completely unable to handle a simple operation like getting a free picture ID so you can vote in a reasonable amount of time. They are SO bad at it in fact that it is a clear infringement of the right of Democrats to vote early, often, and with complete anonymity. So if even the Times realizes that government is incapable of doing a reasonable job at something as simple as providing a picture ID, how is it that they are perfectly willing to give it control of health care?

Imagine the THREAT! To vote -- something you do every couple of years for most of us, you are FORCED to have a picture ID! Oh the horror! Now on taxes -- there you MUST file under penalty of law every single year! The forms are complicated, you have to present a whole bunch of personal financial information, and if you get it wrong you can be fined. Want to get on a plane? You MUST have a picture ID for that. Those areas however are no problem!! The Times LIKES taxes and they like to feel secure on planes. Forced to go get a picture ID? Not a problem in those cases.
Kansas’ new law was drafted by its secretary of state, Kris Kobach, who also wrote Arizona’s anti-immigrant law. Voters will be required to show a photo ID at the polls. Before they can register, Kansans will have to produce a proof of citizenship, such as a birth certificate.
The Constitution actually declares that we have a right to bear arms that "shall not be infringed". As to your right to vote? It is largely left up to the states. How excited is the Times about someone having to show a picture ID, suffer a waiting period, wait around while a bunch of phone checks, etc are made before they can purchase a gun? According to the Constitution, that right "shall not be infringed". If we are suddenly so concerned about impinging on citizens "rights", would not their efforts be better served by fighting taxation rules, gun rules, or rules for getting on a plane?

I think we all understand what is really going on here. Democrats have long cheated on elections and have largely rigged the system so that they can do so with impunity. They want to continue to do so, and while making sure that the folks that vote are US citizens and that they vote only a single time or are likely to be caught and prosecuted, seems very reasonable to most, it isn't to the Times. They want to maintain the system so that the elections can be suitably rigged -- in their minds it is only "fair" that "close means the Democrat gets it".

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