Skip to comments.Voting Rights and Wrongs (Democrats' War On Ballot Integrity)
Posted on 12/12/2011 11:30:47 AM PST by OddLane
That was one of the many signs on display during an NAACP and SEIU-sponsored rally that took place this weekend in opposition to David and Charles Koch, CEO and Executive Vice-President, respectively, of Koch Industries and universal left wing hobgoblins. The ostensible reason for the demonstration was the brothers contributions to the American Legislative Exchange Council, a coalition of conservative state legislators which has become an object of antipathy for liberal political activists at publications like The Nation and groups like Common Cause, People for the American Way, NAACP, and dozens of others-many of which were present at this anti-Koch rally on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.
This press conference/march intended to draw an analogy between the explicitly discriminatory laws in place in the American South during the Jim Crow era and what the left views as racist laws intended to verify the eligibility of voters casting ballots in national and local elections. Hence, the employment of symbolism hoping to evoke thoughts of the worst civil rights abuses of this nations past, including the murders of Congress of Racial Equality workers Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney. One of the signs crafted with this purpose in mind used a photograph that came to symbolize the Memphis Sanitation Workers Strike.
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Whoever held up that Goodman-Schwerner-Cheney placard is muddying the issue, very likely intentionally. Those three young men died in the early 1960s in an effort to enfranchise blacks in Mississippi. Their mission was accomplished posthumously.
The new voter photo ID laws do not prevent otherwise qualified blacks from voting in any state that would enact them. They are racially and ethnically neutral, and pose no undue burden on anyone.
Some Democrats are teed off by these laws because they fear that they will be unable to cheat at the polls to the same degree that they have in the past, and therefore will not win as many elections. That's the real motivation for this protest, not the fraudulent claim that Jim Crow election practices will return.
What disgusts me most is the fact that our federal government is doing all it can to prevent states from assuring the integrity of the vote.
Both the INS and Social Security administration have refused to provide lists of recently deceased, resident aliens and illegals known to be in the country to our secretary of state.
Thanks for the ping!
Since when did it become legitimate to stereotype blacks as penniless paupers.
Schumer was injured in a fall while pushing his way to the front of the stage...
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