Tuesday, November 06, 2007

A Good Law - - Let's Enforce It

Today was a minor election day, mostly municipal stuff, and in Michigan something had changed . . . for the better.

Today we are finally enforcing a law that was passed eleven years ago requiring a photo ID to vote.

When one considers the amount of fraud that happens in elections, especially with illegal, dead, and bogus residents casting their votes, this is a very good thing indeed and long overdue.

Some people don't like it and to them I say "too bad."

Officials with the ACLU and the NAACP have voiced opposition to the law, which is being implemented for the first time in a light election year.

Too bad! Why would you oppose making sure a voter is who they claim to be?

Every state in the union needs to do this.

11 Comments:

Anonymous Seth said...

Personally, I've been baffled for years as to why this measure isn't a federal law.

While I'm a pretty fanatical proponent of states' rights, registering to vote in a specific state includes voting in Presidential elections, and if an individual state or ten maintain registration policies that allow the ineligible to vote, it has a direct impact on the electoral system of the entire nation, not just on the states that choose to be lax.

Good on Michigan!

9:41 PM  
Blogger Patrick Joubert Conlon said...

I agree completely. A slimy green Martian can register to vote in Oregon and no one would bat an eyelid.

12:32 AM  
Blogger dons_mind said...

yup no argument from here either...pic ids are good...i wish the credit card companies would all issue the pic style of credit cards....

9:03 AM  
Anonymous pete in Midland said...

you asked >>Why would you oppose making sure a voter is who they claim to be?<<

how else would Democrats get elected? Based on the studies of the 2000 election - especially Chicago, St. Louis and Minnestota/Wisconsin -- it would have been a total rejection of Gore instead of the supposed close election that was reported. If the FEC actually prosecuted offenders and their Democrat enablers (like those who bussed blacks in Florida from poll to poll to vote many times) ... the jails would be much, much fuller.

Heck, if voting is really and honestly important to you ... why wouldn't you have registered and why would you object to proving who you are?

9:51 AM  
Blogger Gayle said...

Pete is exactly right. The Dems will stoop at nothing to get votes! I'm glad to see that Michigan has some sense on this issue, Shoprat, and I agree that it should be nationwide!

10:55 AM  
Blogger NEO, SOC said...

We had an interesting change of events as the incumbent was dropped as the voters wanted severe change and the Conservative party has regained a foothold in Indiana government. I pray the same is happening elsewhere.

11:20 AM  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Pete's right: because the Demorats would LOSE VOTES. Period.

BZ

11:32 AM  
Blogger shoprat said...

All
The question was rhetorical but I see we are all on the same wavelength.

4:47 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

This is awesome news!! I can't wait until they do the same here. We too passed a law but the ACLU took it to court. I just talked about this on the radio show because this is just so ridiculous that every state doesn't do this. It would eliminate so much fraud which is why liberals don't like it.

10:18 PM  
Blogger ChrisA said...

Smart move on Michigan's behalf. Hopefully that will lead up to some much needed change there.

3:33 PM  
Blogger benning said...

This should be the law in all 50 states. No exceptions. Only idiots and criminals fight the use of proper I.D. in elections.

7:02 PM  

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