Liberal Group Stands Up for Fraud

The Center for American Progress (CAP; also known as Crybabies Against Personal-empowerment) has taken a hard stance against ethics, and endorsed voter fraud, disguising it as disenfranchisement. After all of the screaming and ranting about how Bush stole the election in 2000, one would think liberals might want clarify some voting laws; or maybe they realize they win more elections more often than not by stealing them.

Indiana has a state law that, according to CAP, poses unnecessary hardships: they require a photo ID. Oh, the horror of horrors…. What if Americans were forced to have a photo ID for flying, or to use credit cards, to get into bars, or…oh wait, never mind. An Indiana state study suggests that 99% of people already do have photo ID’s.

Those against voter reform say this equates to a new poll tax; and people shouldn’t have to pay for the right to vote. First Friday agrees, people shouldn’t have to pay for the right to vote; fortunately John Fund points out that they do not have to pay anything.

“[Indiana] Judge Barker also noted that Indiana provided a photo ID for free to anyone who could prove their identity, and that critics of the law ‘have produced not a single piece of evidence of any identifiable registered voter who would be prevented from voting.'” (Fund also revisits ACORN, a liberal group prosecuted for voter fraud in Missouri last year.)

So that’s theory #1 shot out of the sky, could CAP conceive of some other ill-begotten theory? Liberals never fail at this. CAP whines that proving citizenship can be hard. Well it can be, if you’re not a citizen. It can also be hard if you are looking to cast fraudulent ballots. People born in this country are born with social security numbers, and you get your very own birth certificate when you’re born. If one legally immigrates to this country, again, one gets paperwork proving ID that would be sufficient for voting in Indiana.

It gets even better. For as long as us at First Friday can recall (depending on the hangover, it may not be that far back), elections tend to be on the first Tuesday of November. Maybe it’s just a coincidence, but if you really want to vote, why not have your ID before then? And just in case you can’t get it together by then, Indiana lets you vote anyway and then gives you 10 days to prove your identity.

As usual, liberals don’t really want reform, they just want it their way.

UPDATE: Check out this story.  If it weren’t true we’d have to make it up.

On the eve of a hearing before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Indiana Voter ID law has become a story with a twist: One of the individuals used by opponents to the law as an example of how the law hurts older Hoosiers is registered to vote in two states.

Read the whole story.


5 Responses to “Liberal Group Stands Up for Fraud”

  1. January 9, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    Loving the blog so understand this as only my attempt to help us conservatives be as precise as possible….

    “elections tend to be on the first Tuesday of November”

    technically, the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November. No voting on Tuesday the first!!!

    Keep up the good work!


  2. 2 firstfriday
    January 9, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Matty is correct, so apologies to readers and the Consitution. No excuse for poor word choices.

  3. 3 joe
    January 15, 2008 at 7:28 am

    This has already caused serious hardship for my elderly parent who has been retired for 13yrs.

    Now, after living in Indiana since the late 40s, the state has threatened to revoke their driver’s license. Getting a “Real” ID just for voting purposes was not an option.

    The 60yr-old error must be corrected by the SSA by the end of this month or else.

    I hope that this does not jeopardize their social security benefits.

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