Friday, August 24, 2012

Real motives of Voter ID opponents exposed

Have you been following the debate over Pennsylvania's new Voter ID law? Democrats are challenging a common-sense law that requires a photo ID before casting a ballot, claiming it will prevent many Obama supporters from voting in November. The letter below was published in The West Chester Daily Local News and the writer does a great job of exposing Democrats' real reasons for blocking an attempt to prevent voter fraud.
Not really a surprise

    I don’t know how many of you recall Gordon Bennett’s letter in the Daily Local a few weeks ago (“Voter ID Law part of GOP strategy”) complaining about those mean Republicans in Harrisburg depriving “more than 700,000 Pennsylvania voters” of their right to vote, most of them who would “normally vote Democratic.” And I’m thinking (with a bit of mischief), “What is it about Democrats that they don’t know how to obtain proper ID like most people?”; and, were I Mr. Bennett, perhaps I’d be a bit reluctant to raise the question in a public forum.
    But then again, should we be surprised? For isn’t this in large part a constituency that has become so dependent on others for guidance and assistance that special laws and regulations and entitlements must be passed and instituted and fostered on the rest of us to accommodate them?
    Consequently, we are told that what is perfectly normal for the great majority of people ... obtaining photo ID ... is an “outrageous” suppression of their rights and a way to get Mitt Romney elected, and the governor’s office should be inundated with calls, express your outrage, blah, blah, blah. My goodness, such indignation!
    In his shoes, seems to me I’d rally the party faithful and get these people down to the local county Democrat committee, or get some form out to them, sign ‘em up! How long have these people NOT had identification? Just a few days, or maybe ... a few YEARS!? How about a little less whining and showing some initiative? This sounds a little like New Orleans and Katrina, if you ask me, where people sat around waiting for help (unlike the victims of Mississippi flooding in the Midwest), rather than looking out for themselves which, if you’ll pardon the obvious, is pretty much what one of the major themes of this election is all about too.

    East Fallowfield

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