Voting is important. I think that is commonly agreed. Each eligible voter gets only one vote in our system. Verifying ID is an obvious and valid part of the process. Oh wait, it's not? Obviously, it needs to be. No one that wants to vote and is legally eligible will be disenfranchised.
I'd love to post something for artrogue about how Voter ID laws disenfranchise voters but it would probably come from some "socialist" site and therefore be automatically disqualified from being taken seriously, so why bother?
I could also point out that artrogue's link about West Virginia voter fraud doesn't address the same issue as the concept of fraud in elections through either faulty or hacked (or just programmed that way) election machines, or through people illegally voting. But there's probably just some bizarre and esoteric connection between the two that I'm missing, so what's the point?
Or, I could point out that Senator Byrd spent literally decades apologizing for his admitted membership in the Ku Klux Klan. But then we might have to have a discussion about whether or not people can actually be forgiven for their sins or missteps or if we expect people to be perfect and/or we'd have to talk about all the sketchy groups that modern GOP members are active in (but deny it and/or aren't sorry about at all) and that would just be a horribly stupid conversation in so many ways.
But then artrogue wouldn't be left with anything to say.
C'mon it's South Carolina. What do you expect?
"The key to understanding the law is to understand that it would disenfranchise nearly 200,000 voters in South Carolina, mostly minorities, the elderly, and college students, three groups that tend to vote heavily for Democrats. "
Why are these estimated 200,000 voters disenfranchised? Someone is keeping them from voting? They have no ability to register to vote? They can't get a drivers license either?
as far as fraud... I posted this in response to one of your previous columns in March. http://westvirginia.watchdog.org/4061/vote… Seems there has been some serious voter fraud recently.
Maybe not in SC but wild and wonderful West Virginia. Maybe they are Kinfolk of the late Democratic Senator Robert Byrd. Who was a member of the KKK at one time and not just a member but a high official and recruiter.
Thank you, Mr. Moredock!
Failure to count the votes correctly has been demonstrated in several counties and the House Judiciary Committee does not want to take this very simple step to fix that problem -- require the State Elections Committee to do a post-election audit of the voting machines. What is to dislike about this bill? It is a real "no brainer."
It's even possible that having the post-election audit proposed in S.1025 might prevent or detect hacking. Why not pass this bill?
Our Justice department and Mr Holder are trying to stop states , mostly in the south , from putting in place an requirement to stop voter fraud and Mr Moredock knows its true, there has been plenty of voter fraud throughout the country to justify it in all states. Mr Holder knows that when all states can have that law of Voter ID then the Liberal democrats will no longer have ther ability to continue their acts of voter fraud. all the dead who vote , and all the dogs and cartoon people who vote , even those who live in other states somehow still vote in alot of elections more than once.remember the Acorn group who had people voting 25 times each until caught. putting any name on a form and getting a ballot for them to vote, Even to the point of the Black Panthers standing in front of the voting places with clubs in hand , but did the Justice Dept. and Mr Holder do anything ? "NOPE" and now Holder is trying his best to stop a sovereign state from passing a law to stop voter fraud or not let it start in South Carolina, Holder even knows that people are required to show an ID to even enter his building and many other Buildings in the land, you have to show a Picture ID to get SS benifits as well as other Government support.all who drive must abtain a Picture ID on ones Driver Lic., how many family members do you know who didn't have a way to go and vote the last time ?How many filled out the forms to get their Voter Reg. card ? so what is the big problem ? Its "FREE" I see none ! other than trying to make a political point and cover their Voter fraud ways . Closing this door with the Voter ID law , does stop alot of the voter fraud in any state . North or south. What has a voter ID requirement to vote have to do with civil rights ? "NOTHING" The state of IN. just passed their Voter ID law, and Mr Holder said nothing about it, so has other states . I think Mr Holoder is keeping the Voter Fraud doors opened for MR Obama so he may be able to win in a real close vote, But the Nation is watching him and MR Obama and his community groups like acorn and others.. real close.And also watch the real boss in the WH Val. Jerrett , This is the most corrupt WH group in american history, and every citizen who values our freedoms and system of Replacing those who are suppose to work for us the citizen need to watch over the process with a sharp eye. The need to stop this man in the WH from governing by EXE order is needful if america is to stay Free and Remain a Republic . It is a clear and present danger what Obama and Holder are doing All those Guns that were sent to the Drug lords in Mexico was a ticket that Obama and Holder thought would get more Restrictive Guns laws placed into law and take away the citizens firearms, and now Holder is hiding the truth about him and this WH and its leader Obama who both were involved in this mess, yes these are dangerous people who try to hide and lie to the People , and now we have two very anti-american Judges sitting on our Highest court, And who cares what the ACLU thinks, the most anti-American group on the Planet, Please give me a break . The ACLU is the group that commits sedition on a daily basis in america, even its founder went to Federal prison for that very thing.. study its History..
No surprise really, the do-nothing Republicans refuse to fix anything. Unless of course it is a fake problem they can create out of thin air and then pass legislation (written by their puppet master ALEC) to act like they are actually doing something productive.
And if it was required that people bring an ID to vote then a portion of the problems in elections could be ruled out. Requiring someone to have the same proof of identity that is required to rent a pair of bowling shoes is not the big deal that is being made of it.
You know how I know you didn't read (or, more likely, didn't understand) the piece, Clarkie?
Are you kidding ? Just because its a Black school it should not be looked into for corruption regardless how small to some . is everybody afraid of being called a racists by the ignorant ?
The college of Charleston, while basically very liberal, is no better off than any other University in the state. The Citadel is undergoing rapid transformation and with John Rosa's reputation it will improve. Remember he was not President when most of these thing were even on the drawing board. The Marine Grinalds was, but not a word about him. All this being said the current administration of the Cof C is the best we've had in lower Charleston in a couple of decades. The USC and Citadel are continuing to correct wrongs and are moving forward. What can be said of SC State? In spite of all the exposure and hand wringing nothing changes. We still know zip about the great Transportation Complex and money keeps disapearing. Just this once an overseeing board should be put in place to keep this school open and just maybe prospering.
The House of Representatives would do well to ask why the board at the College of Charleston is almost exclusively white, and why women are underrepresented on the board at a school where the majority of students are women.
Ah, memories! We used this book when I was in the 7th grade (1953, alas). The class was "taught" by the dummest teacher I can recall ever having.
Well......considering the number of comments so far.....it would seem that the advertisers for this paper are hearing a lot of silence at their registers...!!!
Seems as if you need to report to Lin Bennett's office ...Wil..maybe you could teach her about silence and Ethics....!!
Maybe this is just a "flag" article to let Harrell and Lin Bennett know that you are not going to write too much about them......!!!
The real victim in this story, Thomas Brown, was my Great Grandfather. Of course I never knew him, having been born in 1969. However I was told by my Grandmother, Lenora (Brown) McDonald, my Great Grandfather knew Willie Earle and gave him rides home for free several times, due to his (Earle's) numerous instances of public intoxication. My Great Grandfather, who was a World War One Veteran and a kind; non-racist gentle man, was murdered by Earle for a grand total of $12.00. The murder weapon (a knife) was found in Earle's bedroom, after police followed his footprints from the murder scene to his residence. My Great Grandfather has been forgotten in this story. Earle never got his day in court, but please remember my Great Grandfather never got the chance to live out his natural life or see his Grandchildren (Except the first when he was only days old) or any of his Great Grandchildren...
Very few people know or care who these people are. With the challenges facing us today it is just sad that so much writing would go into long settled disputes.
"I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution—which amendment, however, I have not seen—has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service. To avoid misconstruction of what I have said, I depart from my purpose not to speak of particular amendments so far as to say that, holding such a provision to now be implied constitutional law, I have no objection to its being made express and irrevocable." - A. Lincoln 1st inaugural address
A. Lincoln was referring to the Corwin Amendment = ‘‘No amendment shall be made to the Constitution which will authorize or give to Congress the power to abolish or interfere, within any State, with the domestic institutions thereof, including that of persons held to labor or service by the laws of said State.’’ Approved, March 2, 1861.
If it WAS about slavery .. the South could have opted for the safe route .. Alexander Stephens once correctly remarked, slavery was more secure in the union than out of it because of the Fugitive Slave Clause
"Slavery" mentioned in the Confederate documents is but a smoke screen for the real issue .. MONEY & POWER. (some things never change)
A free-market zone established in all Southern Ports brought smiles to southern businessmen .. and panic to northern manufacturers AND the US gov't which had a revenue stream that had 85% coming from Southern ports.
The new history my son used was an improvement, but it lacked color, detail and Character. It was almost generic in content, cranked out by some national publisher to meet cookbook curriculum requirements. I suppose those are the options in the South, fantastic romance or souless pretense. Too bad the real history of the state isn't really available in the schools. The Edgar history is really for older Students and it covers a lot of important material.
Ah, page 20 is over here:
Hey, I've been looking for page 20 for an hour. Where the hell is page 20?
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