Values voters the Democrats are looking for
You can tell a lot about a politician by whom he or she hopes will show up to vote. What conservative can forget the 2000 Presidential contest in Florida, when everything hinged upon a few thousand ballots from America's overseas military personnel? It spoke volumes about the identity and values of President Bush's base that both political parties knew that if enough of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines guarding our country in foreign lands voted (and those votes were counted), then the election would belong to Bush.States that already have the liberalised voting also had the most examples of apparent fraudulant voting. Wisconsin, particularly Milwaukee is alread investigating enough questionable votes that they may have tipped the margin to Kerry. Because of Milwaukee's proximity to Chicago, some have suggested that many of the 30 percent of voters who registered on the same day, may have driven up from Illinios where the election was not close. In Washington state there have been allegations that the governors race was stolen by Democrats who manufactured ballots as needed in King County where hundreds of people used the courthouse has their home address. Apparently Democrats are not concerned about voter fraud, particularly if it favors their candidate.
Democrats were therefore left in the awkward and -- to be honest -- immoral position of having to whine about Americans' sacred right to vote via the psychic energy left on a dimpled chad, while simultaneously working to disqualify the clear votes of the men and women that actually defend America's sacred rights.
Republicans hope for high turnout among the military, the middle class, suburbanites, businessmen, married mothers, and the religious. So, who do the Democrats hope will show up at the polls? Rapists, Murderers, Child Molesters, Check Kiters, Illegal Aliens, Thieves, Crack Heads, Illiterates, the Confused, the Unprepared, and those who for "some" reason are afraid to show photo ID. I'll let you decide what that says about the identity and values of the Democrat's base. What evidence do I make this shocking and impolite assertion upon, you ask? Why, the "Count Every Vote Act of 2005," a bill proudly introduced into the Senate last week by Senators Hillary Clinton (N.Y.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), John Kerry (Mass.), Frank Lautenberg (N.J.) and Barbara Mikulski (Md.) -- all Democrats.
In short, the Bill seeks to make a number of changes to Federal election law, foremost among which is overruling the right of the States -- the jurisdictions that are supposed to author election law -- to prohibit convicted felons from voting. Such laws are on the books in many states and have been for some time. The obvious logic behind these laws is that anyone who has been convicted by a jury of his peers of having willfully and knowingly violated one or more of society's most important laws -- such as those prohibiting murder, rape, torture, terrorism, kidnapping, drug dealing, embezzlement, etc. -- has shown himself to not have society's best interests at heart and to lack good judgment. Such a person should not, therefore, be allowed to help choose the ruler of the free world or help decide the laws under which all citizens must live.
It sounds reasonable and wise, but Democrat leaders apparently believe that people who do "not have society's best interests at heart and who lack good judgment" sounds a lot like their voters. Otherwise, why would they want such laws repealed? So, under the Orwellian subtitle of the "Civic Participation Act of 2005," the "Count Every Vote Act of 2005" proposes to require that States allow every form of predator, thief, and con-man free access to the polls....
...The Bill also states that "failure to provide information concerning citizenship or age" shall not be considered a "material omission" that would bar anyone from voting. All one needs do is sign an affidavit with whatever name one chooses to vote under and that's good enough for Frank Lautenberg. As I say, you needn't use your real name since the bill also states that "The failure to provide a social security number or driver's license number" is not a material omission either. That's right! Vote all you want, Osama "Jones". Accepting a disposable affidavit instead of real ID is such a good idea, let's try it with financial transactions as well -- especially since cashing a check is nowhere near as significant as choosing a President.
All in all, the "Count Every Vote Act of 2005" is a colonoscope into the bowels of the Democratic mind, and a great chance to see how highly the Democratic leadership regards its own voters -- ignorant, irresponsible, criminals though they may be. Apparently, Hillary thinks she has found an answer to the "values voters" of 2004 -- felons.