“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” —Benjamin Franklin
On The Project Veritas Voter Fraud Project: Being curious, I went over to UnionLeader.com to see what the leftists had to say. One aspect about Leftists weighing in on a UL story is that they cannot help themselves. Sure enough, they didn’t disappoint! There is the much-predicted name-calling, personal assaults on the character of others who post, deflection, and rank condescension.
SO I thought I might do this fun little exercise where a few of the comments are showcased. Here is what I found:
Requiring photo ID would eliminate many voters. The Veritas company that made this bogus video is another conservative organization doing Republican biased work. I would seriously doubt the originality of this video…..photoshop and like programs can make sophisticated copy. Another ploy to eliminate lower tier voters that might/likely to vote Democratic.
“One picture is worth 1,000 denials.” —Ronald Reagan
That’s a very nice ‘half a story’. Is this newspaper at all interested in journalism? So, supporting possible felons is how the wingers roll, and trying to destroy democracy is their M.O. Hey, maybe lyrics to my new song!
“Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung.” —Voltaire
This is just another effort by Fixed News and the conservative movement to create a problem where a problem does not exist. There was NO voter fraud until these idiots manipulated the system. Whoever is responsible for this should be prosecuted to the maximum for creating a problem where there was not problem. Shame on the republican party. Imagine, we have to go through elaborate steps to perform our constitutional duties because of Fixed News and those wackos.
Even if one required an ID, the Fixed News people would get that as well and “prove” they could beat the system. This is what these people do. Forget about finding solutions to our problems, create others. That is the republican way.
“I envy people who drink – at least they know what to blame everything on.” —Oscar Levant
Why is it that some people invoke the Constitution and constitutionally protected rights when it suits them show so little concern for the right of citizens to vote in elections? Buying cigarettes and alcohol are not “rights”, they are purchases of goods regulated by the state with age requirements. People concerned about rights should be more concerned about the unintended consequences of the ID laws that put obstacles to voting. Oh wait, my bad. The concerted effort by certain legislatures to put up those obstacles know of those consequences. In fact, I think they are counting on them. And, what better time to introduce those laws than when so many are so willing to believe that President Obama’s election was “fraudulent” – the appx. 10 million vote margin of victory surely had to be the result of massive national voter fraud, doncha’ know, wink wink.
Mr. Boyington is correct – no voter fraud happened. All this stunt proved was that James O’Keefe broke NH law. He deliberately used the names of people who died recently, presumably after the voter lists were printed, to fraudulently obtain ballots. People worried about fraud should worry more about him than NH residents.
“People do not wish to appear foolish; to avoid the appearance of foolishness, they are willing to remain actually fools.” — Alice Walker
Layton, Davis, Boyington, Blake, Riesenberg, Cannon, St. Onge, Union Leader staff, et al……….Do you even read the paper in which you post?
An ID law will do nothing to deter those with nefarious intent.
A few bucks and a few seconds online will get you a VERY authentic looking fake ID from China.
From the pages of this paper October 2011 http://unionleader.com/article/20111016/NEWS15/710169963
Your saber rattling has been rendered moot by technology for some time now. Likely the people most disenfranchised by this will be the elderly, which is a big part of the UL readership and Republican base—so go ahead, shoot yourselves in the foot.
“Dialectic thought is an attempt to break through the coercion of logic by its own means.” —Theodor Adorno
You might want to look up Project Veritas and their “president”, James O’Keefe, before you start praising them to the high heavens.
“The voice of the intelligence is drowned out by the roar of fear. It is ignored by the voice of desire. It is contradicted by the voice of shame. It is biased by hate and extinguished by anger. Most of all it is silenced by ignorance.” —Karl A. Menninger
They were caught in the act of perpetrating voter fraud – a $5,000 offense, therefore, yes, they should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Voter fraud is a Federal offense, and not be to taken lightly!
Those opposed to voter ID laws aren’t arguing that fraud couldn’t happen, only that it doesn’t happen. There hasn’t been a documented case of fraudulent voter activity in NH for decades, and the last one that occurred was the son of a Republican state politician. What we have here is a solution in search of a problem.
There are existing voter fraud laws with sizeable penalties. Only if these kids are fully prosecuted will the existing laws have any meaning and value as deterrents. Anyone interested in ensuring voter fraud does not occur should fully back 100% prosecution of these folks, and stop using their clear cut case of breaking several laws as an excuse to suppress voters.
Trying to make it harder to vote, or instituting a new poll tax by requiring someone to pay for a photo ID, is not American.
“Perhaps the prevalence of pedantry may be largely accounted for by the common error of thinking that, because useful knowledge should be remembered, any kind of knowledge that is at all worth learning should be remembered too.” —Albert J. Nock
no thanks activists. I don’t carry government ID around with me all the time, and one of those places I would not carry ID is the polling place. I don’t lose my right to vote simply because I don’t have some government piece of paper. Those that are in favor of showing their ID should do so, and leave the rest of us who know who we are to vote as we see fit.
This idea equals a poll tax. Unamerican as it can get.
“When it comes to privacy and accountability, people always demand the former for themselves and the latter for everyone else.” —David Brin