Sunday, December 25, 2011

Quietly Stealing the 2012 Election

It was the night before Christmas Eve, 2011 when the Obama administration's Justice Department used a provision of the 1965 Voting Rights Act to invalidate South Carolina's voter ID law. Never mind that Georgia and Indiana had a similar law affirmed by the Supreme Court of the US. The bottom line in both states' federal trials was that none of the plaintiffs could demonstrate any hardship in getting a state-issued ID card. All the Plaintiffs could do was cite computer projections and academic studies that pointed to hundreds of thousands of people who would be too stupid or too disabled to go get a free state ID card. In both cases, the courts said "enough with the studies! Show me ONE real live person who would be denied the vote." Crickets. Even the reliable liberal Justice John Paul Stevens had to side against his activists allies on the court for this one because nobody could find any of the theoretical voters who would be shut out of the voting process for lack of an ID card.

South Carolina will have to use the courts to override Holder's (mal)administration, but should succeed easily, given the past SCOTUS rulings. Here is a link to a representative article that describes the Christmas Eve announcement:

Here is a link to a story that explains the SCOTUS ruling in support of Indiana's very tough voter ID laws:

A great pull quote from the above story is this: The law "is amply justified by the valid interest in protecting 'the integrity and reliability of the electoral process,"' Justice John Paul Stevens said in an opinion that was joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Anthony Kennedy.

Despite that wickedness run amok, please take the time to reflect on the meaning of the season and renew your spirit during this Christmas season. After all, truth is on our side. Requiring honest is good public policy.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Same-day voting

NC law allows people to walk in to an early-voting booth, register to vote and cast a vote without showing any proof of identification. All they need is something that looks like a utility bill with the voter's name and address on it. In an era where people are regularly using software to forge checks, we can rest assured that NOBODY would fake a utility bill! After all, the process of voting is too sacred for anybody to cheat at it. Please call your legislator and ask him/her why we can't move out of the Jim Crow era and install safeguards that reflect the changes in technology that demand positive voter identification as a simple safeguard. They need to override SB 351 now!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

The clock is ticking and the pulse begins to quicken as we start thinking about the battle ahead. North Carolina is in play as a "battle ground" state for the 2012 elections and a small race for control of the local school board served as a trial run for how the billion-dollar Presidential candidate will spend money to win his last election.

My sources tell me that the thugs formerly known as ACORN sent 100 canvassers down to one tiny little school district to knock on doors. The race actually was very significant because if the freedom forces had won, school choice would have gained momentum in Wake County (NC's largest school district). Instead, the paid staffers went door-to-door "polling" for citizens who were sympathetic to totalitarian school systems that have complete control over the children's education. If the person answering the door seemed to agree with the People for the (un)American Way types, he or she was handed an absentee ballot application. In the end, the parents lost another school board race and control of the Board reverted to those who value "diversity" more than parental control of their child's education... also known as freedom.

Okay, that is a tragic story of liberty taking another hit, but it's also a triumph of an organized band of political activists who worked the streets to make their side win a tough fight. A seasoned NC political veteran tells me that the race was a "beta test for ACORN 2012."

While the Voter Integrity Project of NC will do our part to eliminate (or reduce) vote fraud in all elections, the victory is in much bigger hands than ours. I think it was Ben Franklin who advised his peers "to pray as if it all depended on God and work as if it all depended on us."