Good actions ennoble us, we are the sons of our own deeds.
- Cervantes, Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, and Poet (1547-1616)
This is priceless. A man walks into a poll location in Washington, D.C. Transcript:
Undercover reporter: Hello
Poll worker: Can I help you?
UR: Do you have an Eric Holder?
PW: [reading out address . . . ]
PW: H-O-L-T-E-R or D-E?
UR: H-O-L-D-E-R. That’s the name.
PW: I do. [Reads address out loud.]
UR: Northwest, that’s the address.
PW: Okay. Please sign your name there.
UR: I actually forgot my I.D.
PW: You don’t need it, it’s alright.
UR: I left it in the car.
PW: As long as you’re in here, you’re on our list and that’s who you say you are, you’re okay.
UR: I would feel more comfortable if I just had my I.D. Is it alright if I go get it?
PW: Sure, go back.
UR: I’ll be back Faster than you can say Furious.
PW: We’re not going anywhere.
UR: Alright, thank you.
I’ve worked five elections here in California myself and it’s the same thing here, in fact, you find voters who are actually disappointed, “you’re not going to ask for my I.D.?” And out of my own disappointment in the lax requirements, I’d often reply something to the effect of, “No, as a matter of fact, you don’t have to show any proof of anything.”
Here’s what I don’t get about this man who became US Attorney General, the man who is supposed to be the chief law enforcement officer of the United States government – why does it seem like all this guy does is thwart every attempt by voters and state legislatures to get the government to enforce the laws of the land?
It doesn’t matter what you think of the immigration laws, Mr. Attorney General, they are the law of the land. If the voters and the elected representatives of a state are sick and tired of seeing the effects of the miserable failure of the Federal Government to enforce our immigration laws, it doesn’t matter in the slightest if you think the existing immigration laws are too harsh. Truth be told, our immigration laws are a heck of a lot more lenient than the immigration laws they have in Mexico, but the point is, you are the chief law enforcement officer in America, your job shouldn’t be to make sure that the laws are not enforced.
And when it comes to voter I.D. laws, what is all this bull about disenfranchisement? Has anyone ever claimed they’ve been disenfranchised by the system because you’re required to have I.D. to get welfare? Does it make any sense whatsoever that the government exercises due dilligence when handing out welfare checks, but when it comes to the elections on which our entire Democracy is based, aw heck, just come on in and give us a name – any name’ll do!
How can you possibly put your blinders on to all the cases of voter fraud in America which cancel out the votes of law abiding citizens? Those are the disenfranchised voters you should be worried about, the ones who played by the rules and cast their votes, only to see their votes cancelled out by dead people voting from the grave and white guys who could have easily cast a ballot as the U.S. Attorney General.