Here’s a headline for the ages. ‘Judge rules Ohio homeless voters may list park benches as addresses‘ I get the point. Owning a home is not a prerequisite for voter eligibility, neither is having an address. You have to be of age, and a U.S. citizen (unless you live in California), and that’s it.
The notion of listing a Kenmore refrigerator box (the double door model) at the Interstate exit 10 overpass as an address is a condition ripe for voter fraud. And in Ohio no less.
Lawsuits like this one, driven by activist groups like ACORN, are not out to empower the homeless. They are out to create chaotic conditions that make it next to impossible to verify the validity or eligibility of a voter, and what better way to do that than to pick someone like this? Do you think that either of these two people 1) know who the candidates are and 2) know when election day is and 3) know where their voting precinct is and 4) give a dam about voting over finding food and a place to rest their head?
Absent a state issued photo ID, which Ohio and Barack Obama do not support, how can they be verified to be both a resident of the state and of age? Beyond all that, voting day should not be about rounding up the homeless, disturbing their sleep, hauling them to the polls, and asking them to vote for your candidate, maybe for a cigarette or a beer. That is an abomination of the electoral process. You’ve heard of push-polling? This would be push-voting.
Just because legal citizens have a right to vote does not mean that they have to, or that they even should. Choosing our elected representatives should be done by informed citizens making the effort on their own, and not by herders of the homeless like ACORN and community organizers.
Howard Dean thinks it would be a good idea. Well, as long as it is the Democrat party in the White House and with a veto-proof Congress. Dean said, ‘Republicans had a chance to rule. They failed miserably. I think it’s time to give the other party a chance.’
This is the second time I’ve agreed with Howard Dean. I can’t remember when the first time was, it was so long ago. Republicans blew their chance in ’96 when they failed to convince voters that they should be in the White House. But at that time, I remember the media and the Left all up in arms at the thought. They were all on-board with the ‘checks and balances’ act. Saying that the sky would fall if the R’s had both congress and the White House. That a ‘balance’ was needed. For all practical purposes, balance became a synonym for stalling and gridlock, leaving more time for sex scandals. Back then, Dean and his party had no thoughts of giving the other party a chance.
I’ve always been of the opinion that for the country to see what either party is all about, let them govern as they may. In four years, they will be judged again. Democrats might get their wish this time. With Barack Obama, we must rely on hope. So, one can only hope that whatever they do will be good for America and not do something that will take generations to repair. Have you heard his plan to fix Social Security? I haven’t.
Republicans, and more importantly, conservatives have their work cut out for them. They need to learn what Bill Clinton taught us in ’92. That the campaign does not stop after the election. It keeps on going.
link: Dean: One-Party Rule Would Rule