I guess when you’ve failed to convince the members of the general public with a capacity to think that voter fraud is real, and that dead people are voting in an attempt to gin up support for those racist Voter ID laws and the possible disenfranchisement of up to 5 million voters this year.. I suppose it’s to be expected that a right-wing political activist the likes of James O’Keefe to step grand a hidden camera and step into the picture.
But before we get to that, what I do like is their attempt to show just how important it is for Liberal Orgs to have visitors produce identification when entering their offices or places of business. Once again, where they fail — just like with the argument about showing ID to board a plane — is in understanding the difference between rights and privileges. Trust me, there’s a very big difference between the two, folks. Yes, unlike voting, entering an office isn’t a constitutional right that has to be protected by government. I know, it’s hard to believe; but, it’s very true.
But where O’Keefe fails miserably, in my opinion, is in not being able to provide sufficient evidence to support the idea that this has in fact been a problem in the past. Sure, it’s easy to draw support for the argument that Voter ID is necessary. But it’s another thing to actually prove that this is exactly how this tactic has been a problem in the past. I don’t know, but I think this was what Eric Holder meant when he said there is no proof that the problem of voter fraud exists. Let’s be honest: what idiot would take a gamble in attempting to impersonate someone else at a polling station?
Call me crazy, but wouldn’t this be a rather risky undertaking especially since you don’t know whether John or Jane Doe has actually showed up to vote before attempting to do so? I mean, let’s say they didn’t, when they did, wouldn’t it be obvious then that someone has in fact stolen their ballot? Well, can O’Keefe or any of you idiots prove to me that their has been a rash of stolen ballots across the country in the last general election? Face it, this has only become an issue because the black guy won. Think I’m lying? Well, were there any Voter ID laws before 2008?
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