Saturday, July 14, 2012

ALEC Voter ID - Disenfranshise, disenfranchise.

Disclosure first.
The author of this article I am about to recommend is:
Tom Rosshirt was a national security speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and a foreign affairs spokesman for Vice President Al Gore.

Now to the article – which is definitely NOT getting enough exposure.

Here are a few snips:
Read the whole thing  >>>HERE<<<<

In 2009, the year after Weyrich died, the American Legislative Exchange Council approved "model voter ID legislation" with the intention of having it passed in as many state legislatures as possible.
I don’t think it is coincidence he mentioned this.
Now knowing this – I don’t think it was a coincidence.

Paul Weyrich (founder of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC):
"Many of our Christians have what I call the goo-goo syndrome — good government. They want everybody to vote. I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people. They never have been from the beginning of our country, and they are not now. As a matter of fact, our leverage in the elections quite candidly goes up as the voting populace goes down."
I don't want everybody to vote. Elections are not won by a majority of people
And a year after his death – the American Legislative Exchange Council – made sure his wish was their command.
A tribute - to their "I don't want everybody to vote." founder. 

Other snips:
The only kind of voter fraud reduced by a photo ID law is when people try to vote in another person's name, and that doesn't happen often enough to matter. A five-year probe by George W. Bush's Justice Department found no such cases.

The model legislation prohibited student IDs, to help disenfranchise young voters. Various forms of the law now require a passport or a birth certificate to prove citizenship before registering to vote — a form of ID that blacks and Latinos are less likely to have.

The speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives justified his support for measures to keep college students from voting by saying that students "just vote their feelings." The president of the Dartmouth College Republicans, however, said that the GOP should "try to bring younger students into the fold as Republicans, as opposed to this, which seems like more of an attack."

So not only is the Voter ID “model” legislation from ALEC result in:
More than 5 million Americans could be affected by the new rules already put in place this year — a number larger than the margin of victory in two of the last three presidential elections.

it will also disenfranchise Republican college age students.

But then that’s not an issue to the Repugs– cause college students regardless of political persuasion – according to NH State Speaker, William O’Brien – college students vote with their feelings and tend to vote more liberal - therefore should not be allowed the right to vote.

Disenfranshise, disenfranchise.
Cut education funds, cut more education funds
Create an illterate populace, who find it too hard to exercise their right to vote
so the Koch brothers and all their buddies can run the fascist United States of America..

This – all because of the anti-democratic, “we don’t want everybody to vote” American Legislative Exchange Council and their puppet ALEC legislators at the State and Federal levels of government.

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