“Disenfranchised,” the 1965 Democratic Term Resurfaces
Are the Republicans really surprised by the Federal three-judge panel striking down the Texas Voter ID law as it would supposedly leave minorities “disenfranchised”? When has this historically most inept administration been supportive of Texas? Conservatives saw this coming and were not surprised with this decision.
It is time for a serious debate about the Voting Rights Act of 1965, which still impacts 16 states. AND it is high time that Texas pulls out from under this federal abuse.
As we understand why some laws were put into effect during our country’s history and why now the necessity to remove them, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 falls into that segue. As unions were created to protect innocent children from child labor abuse, the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was to alleviate the poll tax.
The Democratic argument that the Texas Voter ID law would disenfranchise specific minorities is ludicrous—especially during our country’s financial crisis. So, the 23 million Americans out of work, families who have lost their homes, going to bed hungry or have lost their entire savings are limited to blacks and Hispanics? Speak with the farmers and ranchers in our district who are suffering. Farmers, many who live near poverty, have struggled in making a livelihood for generations and work tirelessly long hours but will find the time and the money to get a driver’s license. There are, indeed, successful blacks and Hispanics and who are deeply offended with this blanket assumption.
Do the Democrats still think the American people are that naïve—that not a single entity requires a photo ID? How do one buy groceries, clothes, liquor, apply for a Metro pass—and even receive a Lone Star card? Even more alarming, are the “disenfranchised” driving illegally without a valid driver’s license? Are the pieces of the puzzle falling into place while remembering back when Hillary Clinton was in support of illegal immigrants having a driver’s license? It was essential that the Federal three-judge panel shoot down the Texas Voter ID law, as it will impact the Democratic Party—and right before the most monumental election in our history.
One can argue that in looking at the 10th Amendment of the Constitution, a state is denied its powers when controlled by the Federal Government under the Voting Rights Act of 1965. A state is handcuffed into not being able to monitor and control voter fraud when the Federal Government sabotages its efforts. It is indisputable that Texas has a serious illegal immigration issue and that we suffer from voter fraud.
Until we implement a system that can detect the habitual offenders from abusing one of our most cherished rights—our right to vote—and sanctions are cost prohibitive to risk (both monetarily and in prison terms), voter fraud will be on the rise with the Left. Fingerprinting affords a potential solution.
Did one note the grumbling from the “disenfranchised” when attendees were asked to show an ID at the Democratic National Convention? Dead silence. Where is the public outcry of being “disenfranchised” if one wants to tour the White House? Dead silence. Even more interesting were the attendees at the DNC who didn’t hesitate to pull out their cell phones to make an instant $10 donation to Obama’s campaign when asked to do so.
The Democrats argue that the Republicans don’t care about the poor. Many of us Republicans did, indeed, grow up very poor. What the Democrats fail to acknowledge is that we, as human beings, are very much the same. We are resilient. It’s a mindset. It’s the repetitive perpetrator who thrives on playing the system that we must hold accountable. It’s the abuser who has no conscience of collecting on our backs as we slave away year after year, pinching our pennies, working tirelessly to provide for our families and saving every possible nickel. The American people are exhausted from being saddled with undue debt and irresponsibility.
Obama and Bill Clinton remind us that “We’re all in this together.” Isn’t it time that we behave like “we’re all in this together”?
The Democratic Party’s playbook pages have long worn away. The rhetoric has grown a malodorous mold. The poll tax has been abolished. One may call into question, “Who really is being disenfranchised here?”
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