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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Judge Blocks Georgia's Voter Photo Identification Law

Another case of judicial activism. When I saw the headlines, a couple of thoughts came immediately to mind. One, I was confident that the basis of the decision would be that somehow it was "unconstitutional". That's standard fare. If you, as a judge, don't like the law, claim it's unconstitutional. Problem solved.

Secondly, I knew race would enter into the decision. Sure enough. The law was unjust to the elderly, the poor, and African-American voters. Not Cuban-Americans. Not Mexican-Americans. Not Hmong-Americans. Not Vietnamese-Americans.

The goal was to help prevent fraud during the voting process.

C'mon people. We're talking $20.00 -$30.00. One time. Oh, maybe you might have to renew it 5 years down the road. But c'mon people? 20 bucks? Besides, the governor said ID cards would be given FREE to those who cannot afford them.

Sounds like the objection, quite honestly, isn't because of its prohibitive cost, does it?

Why else would someone object to photo id's? Hmmmmmm?


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