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Perry signs voter ID bill to cheers from Republican lawmakers
Dallas Morning News ^ | Friday, May. 27, 2011 | Kelley Shannon

Posted on 05/27/2011 10:46:29 AM PDT by TLI

Declaring, "OK, Amen," Republican Gov. Rick Perry signed the voter identification bill Friday that Republicans have pushed for the past several sessions.

"This is what democracy is all about," Perry said. "It's our duty to ensure that elections are fair, beyond reproach."

Some Dallas area lawmakers, including freshmen Reps. Cindy Burkett, R-Mesquite, and Kenneth Sheets, R-Dallas, stood beside Perry as he signed the measure that requires voters to show a photo ID before casting a ballot.

(Excerpt) Read more at trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: aliens; id; perry; texas; voter
Lawsuits from the illegal aliens to follow...
1 posted on 05/27/2011 10:46:33 AM PDT by TLI
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To: TLI

Finally to it passed into law!!! God Bless Texas!!!


2 posted on 05/27/2011 10:48:06 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: TLI

Finally got it passed into law!!! God Bless Texas!!!


3 posted on 05/27/2011 10:48:11 AM PDT by BradtotheBone (Moderate Democrat - A politician whose voting record leans left and whose vote can be bought.)
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To: BradtotheBone

I think its great and we also did it here in GA but my continuing question is whatever happened to showing your voter registration card to vote? I carry mine in my wallet.


4 posted on 05/27/2011 10:53:37 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: All

keep it up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 05/27/2011 11:05:03 AM PDT by Maverick68
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To: TLI
James Richard “Rick” Perry

born March 4, 1950 in Paint Creek, TX (Meets the Jus Soli Requirement)

Parents were
Joseph Ray Perry born 1925 in TX
Amelia June Holt born 1928/9 in TX

Both parents were US Citizens at the time of his birth (Meets the Jus Sanguinis Requirement)

Rick Perry is a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN unlike Barry Soetoro aka Barack Hussein Obama.

6 posted on 05/27/2011 11:07:48 AM PDT by ASA Vet (Natural-born citizens, are those born in the country, of parents who are citizens. De Vattel)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Too hard.

And apparently minorities don’t have wallets according to left.


7 posted on 05/27/2011 11:08:01 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (1 million in stimulus dollars paid for this tagline!)
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To: TLI

Texas keeps raising higher on my relocation list.

someplace in the Hill Country vs. Arizona (Scottsdale)


8 posted on 05/27/2011 11:09:19 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (When you hear hooves, think horses, not zebras.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

A single person could register under several different names and carry multiple voter registration cards. Photo ID is matched against existing registration rolls so it serves the role of the voter registration card. Anyone wishing to cheat under this scheme would have to produce multiple photo IDs with different names. This is not as likely to occur.


9 posted on 05/27/2011 11:10:16 AM PDT by the_Watchman
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To: Georgia Girl 2
whatever happened to showing your voter registration card to vote? I carry mine in my wallet.

A Texas Voter Registration card is about 3.5 by 5 inches.

When you vote they stamp it with that year.

It is supposed to prevent voter fraud but illegals (and others) claim they are citizens and are allowed to vote without it under some conditions.

.

10 posted on 05/27/2011 11:14:18 AM PDT by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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To: TLI

They don’t make you show it anymore in GA


11 posted on 05/27/2011 11:16:13 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: 1_Inch_Group; 2sheep; 2Trievers; 3AngelaD; 3pools; 3rdcanyon; 4Freedom; 4ourprogeny; 7.62 x 51mm; ..

Ping!


12 posted on 05/27/2011 11:41:36 AM PDT by HiJinx (Old Cold Warrior)
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To: TLI

It’s a start but there needs to be more. It will give a boost to small illegal ID businesses. Any illegal can get a driver’s license. Any illegal can bring in an ID card from any state. Sure, like don’t we all know birth certificates can be forged. Big woo, they can bring in their food stamp or utility bill envelope. This really doesn’t nothing except exclude the really stooooopid illegals.

Types of acceptable ID:

- a driver’s license or personal identification card issued by the Department of Public Safety (DPS) or a similar document issued by an agency of another state, regardless of whether the license or card has expired;

- a form of photo identification that establishes the voter’s identity;

- a birth certificate or other document confirming birth that is admissible in a court of law and establishes the voter’s identity;

- U.S. citizenship papers or a U.S. passport;

- official mail addressed to the voter from a government entity;

- a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, government check, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter;

- or any other form of identification prescribed by the secretary of state.

http://www.hro.house.state.tx.us/pdf/ba82r/sb0014.pdf#navpanes=0


13 posted on 05/27/2011 11:49:43 AM PDT by bgill (Kenyan Parliament - how could a man born in Kenya who is not even a native American become the POTUS)
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To: TLI

“A Texas Voter Registration card is about 3.5 by 5 inches.”

Does everything have to be bigger in Texas? :)


14 posted on 05/27/2011 12:05:33 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down!)
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To: TLI

ALL RIGHT! Now Rick Perry really is the Governator!


15 posted on 05/27/2011 12:10:57 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Georgia Girl 2

If you’re on the roll and you have a positive ID, it doesn’t really matter. I like to carry mine too, but it’s the DL that matters.


16 posted on 05/27/2011 12:13:48 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Nuts.)
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To: TLI

It’s INEVITABLE that a leftist federal judge will overturn it. But even so, that judges order should be IGNORED by Texas officials.


17 posted on 05/27/2011 12:55:58 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: TLI

Now if mostly all the other states would do this. NC has Dem Gov. Purdue so Obama could take NC with illegal mexican votes.


18 posted on 05/27/2011 1:15:27 PM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Allen West 2012 Make it happen!)
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To: BradtotheBone

Good move Gov.Perry!!


19 posted on 05/27/2011 2:25:35 PM PDT by FlashBack ('0'bama: "Katrina on a Global Level")
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To: TLI

How To Accurately Detect Disingenuous Politicians

“Just look for the ones talking about jobs, taxes, health care, education, and government budgets, without addressing the negative impact of illegal immigration.” — William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. May 27, 2011


20 posted on 05/27/2011 2:33:46 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They don't need to do another 911. They have BHO and the Fleebaggers.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I think its great and we also did it here in GA but my continuing question is whatever happened to showing your voter registration card to vote?


I haven’t shown an Registration card in years and don’t ever carry it. I show them my Drivers License and if the data there on matches the data in the voter roles then I’m good to go.


21 posted on 05/27/2011 2:37:26 PM PDT by deport
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To: xzins; Liz
The deal breaker...
"This is what democracy is all about," Perry said.
He doesn't know we live in a Constitutional Republic.

Oh, it's all fine and dandy that he signed the bill (again for little more than political expediency), but he doesn't appear able to grasp the most elemental concepts of America's form of government

22 posted on 05/27/2011 4:00:10 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: deport

“I haven’t shown an Registration card in years and don’t ever carry it. I show them my Drivers License and if the data there on matches the data in the voter roles then I’m good to go.”

Yeh I know. I just don’t understand why they stopped asking you for your voter’s registration card. Anybody with a fake driver’s license can vote now I guess.


23 posted on 05/27/2011 7:08:45 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Anybody with a fake driver’s license can vote now I guess.


If your name is on the voter roles and that info matches the drivers license info then you can vote here in Texas.


24 posted on 05/28/2011 3:19:53 AM PDT by deport
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To: philman_36

I think that “democracy” is a word that has a huge variety of uses any more, and that we all use it as shorthand for constitutional republic all the time. I’m not going to oppose someone based on word choices.


25 posted on 05/28/2011 6:06:03 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins
I think that “democracy” is a word that has a huge variety of uses any more, and that we all use it as shorthand for constitutional republic all the time.
Think as you will, but I know the difference, the separate definitions and I clearly don't use the word when describing our form of government.
You shouldn't speak for others.

I’m not going to oppose someone based on word choices.
I will and do. It goes far deeper than just "word choice". It's indicative of a person's political mindset.

26 posted on 05/28/2011 8:14:31 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Michael.SF.

“someplace in the Hill Country vs. Arizona (Scottsdale)”

Have you looked at other places in Arizona? Scottsdale is kind of hot compared to places like Payson or Sierra Vista - by 10-15 degrees.


27 posted on 05/28/2011 8:18:26 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (Poor history is better than good fiction, and anything with lots of horses is better still)
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To: xzins
And just so you know that he does indeed know the difference...
Gov. Rick Perry's 'Future of the State' Address November 17, 2004
Snip...It is a testament to the enduring virtue of our democratic experiment that more than 225 years since the birth of our republic we still decide our destiny as a nation without tanks in the street, or without fear or intimidation, but instead in the sanctity of a voting booth where the opinion of a poor tenant farmer carries as much weight as that of a well-heeled stock broker.

Yet at the same time he's too ignorant to know that this nation is an experiment in self governance.
Or are you of the belief that "democratic experiment" and "experiment in self governance" are the same in word and intent as well?

28 posted on 05/28/2011 9:19:29 AM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36

I think that the word “democratic” gets used regularly with the definition of: “voting on things.”

Which we do. Lots of things. It’s a “democratic” process. Even for electors and representatives, folks vote, the votes are tallied, and the one with the most votes goes forward and the one without goes back to the dustbin.

I suspect that Rick Perry is the 3rd coming of GWBush. Bush had his weaknesses, but I vastly prefer him to Obama.

My favorite candidate at this point is Palin, second might be Cain once I learn more about him, and third, when compared to all the others is someone like Perry, who is conservative on my touchstone issue, life, and who is conservative or reborn conservative on all the other issues I care about.


29 posted on 05/28/2011 4:38:46 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins

I’ve heard a considerable number of criticisms of Perry. I know very little about him, but it intrigues me that you might support him.


30 posted on 05/28/2011 4:44:26 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: trisham

Perry = GW Bush

That’s my take on it, and the truth is that I voted twice for GW Bush.

Throughout the pages of Free Republic, you can find pictures of a billboard with Pres Bush on it. It says: “bet you miss me now” or something like that.

That succinctly says what I would do regarding a Perry candidacy. I would consider him a much better deal than Barack Obama.

Perry is pro-life, pro-God, pro-gun, etc.

He’s made some missteps, but so did Pres Bush and I still voted for him a second time over Kerry, and Obama makes Kerry look like a walk in the park.


31 posted on 05/28/2011 5:57:57 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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To: xzins
Man, at this point even many Democrats are better than Mr. Dunham.
All of the politically minded Democrats are too chicken to even run. Even Her Thighness isn't running this time.
I don't recall there having ever been another time in history that there wasn't even a token Party challenger.
Dunham has Democrats scared spit-less. What true cowards they really are.
32 posted on 05/28/2011 10:23:00 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: xzins
BTW, I understand. I'll cease and desist.
At least you were willing to listen, though it obviously changed little in your mind.

It seems that once again, unless someone much better comes along, conservative Americans will be voting for the lesser of two evils.

33 posted on 05/28/2011 10:27:42 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: philman_36
It seems that once again, unless someone much better comes along, conservative Americans will be voting for the lesser of two evils.

I really do feel your pain on that one, Phil. I hate it, but GW Bush was right on the ultimately important things: God, Life, Guns, Family, National Security, Israel. He wasn't great on some of the other stuff, and Laura was a liberal voice whispering in his ear.

Rest assured that if any candidate violates those priorities of mine, that they will not get my vote.

The least likely to violate any of those is Palin, but she has an extremely tough road ahead of her. We'll see if she even tries to pull it off.

34 posted on 05/29/2011 1:06:28 AM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain & proud of it: Truly Supporting the Troops means praying for their Victory!)
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