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Originally posted by Nucleardiver
Originally posted by muse7
Does anyone even read the articles anymore?
The Justice Department didn't say that Texas could not impose a voter ID law, but they said the the State FAILED to prove to the Justice Department that this law would not be discriminatory against minorities.
And if this law does not discriminate then why did the state of Texas fail to provide proof of this?
So now states have to conform to the regulations of the Dept of Justice when they pass laws? Kind of nullify's the 10th Amendment and the idea of states rights doesn't it.
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
I don't know which states require a photo ID to cast an absentee ballot. I assume you have to have a legitimate address to receive one. Perhaps there is another way of verifying legitimate identity for these folks if they feel somehow disenfranchised.
Keep in mind that voting is not compulsory. If a citizen wants to vote, then they should go through proper procedures if they do not have a photo ID - there's plenty of time to get it done. Most DMVs will issue a photo ID that is not a drivers license, so there really isn't any excuse. You can't just allow people to vote because "they wanna". You need to be a citizen and be able to prove it.
Originally posted by stanats
Given that the OP cites Fox "News" as his source, here is a link for an AP story which provides more background and facts: www.google.com...
I believe that this nation is the last hope of Western civilization and if this oasis of the world shall be overrun, perverted, contaminated or destroyed, then the last flickering light of humanity will be extinguished.
I take no issue with those who would praise the contributions which have been made to our society by people of many races, of varied creeds and colors. America is indeed a joining together of many streams which go to form a mighty river which we call the American way.
However, we have in the United States today hard-core, indigestible blocs which have not become integrated into the American way of life, but which, on the contrary are its deadly enemies. Today, as never before, untold millions are storming our gates for admission and those gates are cracking under the strain.
The solution of the problems of Europe and Asia will not come through a transplanting of those problems en masse to the United States.... I do not intend to become prophetic, but if the enemies of this legislation succeed in riddling it to pieces, or in amending it beyond recognition, they will have contributed more to promote this nation's downfall than any other group since we achieved our independence as a nation.
Originally posted by LeoStarchild
I still grow tired of people who think this country is a democracy.
This country was founded as a republic .. Rule of law.
Of course now, the government and media outlets say its a democracy. (Which is rule by majority)
But in this case .. the minority of this country seems to think its the majority.
the Act prohibits states from imposing any "voting qualification or prerequisite to voting, or standard, practice, or procedure ...
Originally posted by AwakeinNM
I have one question. How would requiring a Photo ID discriminate against ANYONE who is a legal resident and has the ability to get a photo ID??
edit on 12-3-2012 by AwakeinNM because: (no reason given)