Voting in America, like the problem of illegal immigration, is unnecessarily made more-complicated by the rhetoric of the left. Like with illegal immigration, liberals like to pretend that maintaining secure elections is an unsolvable problem that demands complete surrender by those who value law and order in our republic.
The federal government continues to fight states on their desire to maintain fair elections with the implementation of voter ID laws, a practice that the race-obsessed left pretends is racist.
Now, the Democrats’ best hope for holding onto the White House in 2016, Hillary Clinton, says she knows the answer: automatic voter registration and affording felons the right to vote.
On Thursday, Hillary spoke at Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas , and took aim at conservatives who have asked that voters maintain the same burden of proof necessary to buy a beer. She also called for an automatic voter registration of citizens when they turn 18.
“All of these problems with voting just didn’t happen by accident.” She claimed that she was fighting, “for the grandmother who’s turned away from the polls because her driver’s license expired” and “for the father who’s done his time and paid his debt to society but still hasn’t gotten his rights back.”
“We have a responsibility to say clearly and directly what’s really going on in our country. Because what is happening is a sweeping effort to disempower and disenfranchise people of color, poor people, and young people from one end of our country to the other,” Clinton continued.
Clinton also blasted the Supreme Court for their take on voter enfranchisement and, ironically, chided them for their willingness to indulge corporate spending in elections- an ironic statement considering that Clinton has, for years, been pocketing cash from corporations and even foreign nations in order to fund her 2016 bid.
“We need a Supreme Court that cares more about protecting the right to vote of a person to vote than the right of a corporation to buy an election.”
Is Clinton correct? Are voter ID laws disenfranchising minority communities? Not according to Warner Todd Huston of Breitbart who points out:
But contrary to Hillary’s claims that “the poor” and “people of color” are being “disenfranchised,” statistics don’t seem to buttress her claims. Despite the fact that the very laws Hillary is defaming have been enacted, these states have not prevented more poor, lower class, or minorities from voting. And over the past few elections, these classes have streamed to the polls in greater numbers than ever.
In 2012, for instance, blacks outvoted whites for the first time on record. In 2015, the Senate’s Democrats got 20 million more votes than the Senate Republicans. Additionally, there is no evidence whatsoever that voter ID laws suppresses voter turnout. Even The New York Times had to admit last year that voter ID laws do nothing to curtail voting.
The efforts of the radicalized left have become more and more startling. While we should indulge a conversation concerning reinstitution of rights for those who have served time, what Clinton’s rhetoric implies is a sociopathic willingness to endanger the very bedrock of our republic to further her own political aspirations.
With the Democrat political strategy centering on fostering government dependence, those who can “reward” the lower classes of society, such as criminals and illegal immigrants, can count on strong Democrat support within these groups.
With a diminishing of voter ID laws, the environment can and will become rife with corruption and fraud. The idea that it is somehow racist to ask that citizens provide proof of identity is a desperate argument rooted purely in rhetoric and divorced from logic.
For instance, we ask that people provide ID when boarding a plane or a train, drive a car, buy a beer, buy cigarettes, use a credit card (at times) or enter an R-rated movie. We demand a fee and a lengthy application in order for a citizen to exercise their Second Amendment rights by purchasing a gun.
But no, asking for ID at the polls is “racist.”