Saturday, August 31, 2013

Restrictions on voting

The "dingbats". in their zeal to ensure that only the "right" people will vote, have created a monster that will most probably rise up and bite them.

In their effort to prevent college students (who tend to be rather liberal)  from having equal access to the polls, the "dingbats" have decreed that such students should not be allowed to vote where they attend college because that is only a "temporary" residence.  According to the "dingbat" logic, such students should be required to return to their parents' home, and vote in that precinct.

This is so dumb!  The "dingbats" are too dense to realize that many college students are married, and have an apartment  or house where they attend college. This is most certainly their permanent residence. Would you have them return to their parents' home!

There is another interesting implication involved.  I spent many years in the US Navy, where I was transferred to a new duty station every 2-3 years.  My wife always registered and voted wherever we happened to be stationed. That was as permanent residence as we were going to have until my retirement.   I would have loved to see some "dingbat" politician try to tell my wife she couldn't vote because we were only "temporary" residents. Carried to its logical conclusion, such a rule could affect thousands of military personnel.

If they really try to enforce this ridiculous legislation, the monster will bite.


Thursday, August 01, 2013

Voter ID

The NC Legislature is hell-bent to make it difficult for the "wrong" people to vote.  Who are the "wrong" people?  Anybody who does not vote the dingbat ticket.

They want to eliminate most early voting; Sunday voting; one-stop voting etc.  These are the procedures that make it much more convenient for the "wrong" people to vote.  So, in the dingbat philosophy, these must be curtailed.

Probably the most stupid change is the requirement for some sort of a government issued, authorized, vetted picture ID.  They haven't figured out exactly where and how one is supposed to get one of these magical IDs, but then they don't worry about this small technicality, because if the "wrong" people don't have the right ID card, then they can't vote.  TA-DAH! Mission accomplished.

There is one truly idiotic bent to this legislation.  Studies have shown that one of the major causes of voter fraud (of which there is very little) involves absentee ballots.  The dingbats haven't explained just how this is supposed to work.  Do I have to show my ID card to the mailman when he delivers my ballot, or when I mail in the ballot? This is very important, and must be clarified.

Just exactly how is this unnecessary requirement supposed to stop me from voting absentee in one state, and in person in another state?  Come on, dingbats, Americans want to know.