Call to all Patriots;  it’s time to start writing your Senators and Congresspersons to voice opposition against a Universal Voter registration.  This legislation would involve the Federal government taking over from the  state, the criteria  used to register voters.  Every individual from every list the state possesses would automatically be placed on the voter rolls.  Now you may not think this problematic, yet the potential corruption in legislation like this could be MASSIVE.  If you thought Acorn was bad, just wait as those unconcerned, apathetic voters who have never voted suddenly through ghost votes find a voice.  Ghost votes that they never knew they cast, that were easily manipulated by corrupt forces in either party.  Currently less than 40% of eligible voters vote in major elections, which leaves a potential for 60% voter fraud.   Should this happen, wave our Republic .. good-bye.

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The entire Q & A session is interesting.

47 Responses to “John Fund: Stealth Legislation Coming in January, Universal Voter Legislation”

  1. Pat says:

    It does seem curious to me why so many people on the right seem to think that the biggest threat to democracy is democracy. Fewer impediments to voting, i.e. more voters, is bad for a country such as ours. Fraud is always an issue, much as voter suppression has been for decades. To argue that suppression is less of a problem or less of a threat than universal voter laws is both ignorant and silly.

    Also, I can’t seem to take seriously anything that starts “call to all patriots.” It reads like an email-forward.

    courage Reply:

    Pat, I am unsure of where you drew the assumption that I am “on the right.” I am neither right nor left but rather consider myself an American, who understands that our form is government is republic in nature and not a democracy. While historically there has been voter suppression, I see no evidence of current suppression of those legally entitled to vote. In fact I would offer that registering to vote is easier today than in any time in this countries history. So what suppression are you speaking of exactly, please supply details.

    Voting is one of the most essential rights that citizens of this country possess. In that as with all rights, it comes with great responsibility; understanding the responsibility involves the individual citizen following legal channels and filling out the approved paper work to register to vote. In all states, this can be preformed easily… some allow registration through their local Department of Motors Vehicle Office when renewing car plates or some may require the individual to travel to their city hall to get the necessary paper work, in either case the responsibility in exercising your right to vote means making an effort to fulfill the obligation of your right. No where is the endeavor overwhelming for the individual who seeks the ability to vote. In that the above is true.. becoming a registered voter is an easy and simple process, if the individual takes the personal responsibility to action and registers.

    You appear to shrug off electoral fraud as though it is a given, that as a people we should just accept that it happens and ignore the potentially devastating results which may culminate from this act. I attempt to live my life through ethical behavior and find any fraud or gaming of the system an insult to the integrity of this country. Universal Voter registration would open the door to massive fraud. Those ineligible to legally register would automatically be place on the voter rolls, the individual states then would be responsible for weeding through these enormous lists to remove those individuals which would become time consuming and cost prohibitive.

    And for the record, I wish people who are legally allowed eligibleto vote would take the personal responsibility to register and cast a ballot. But taking away the simple steps currently in place to register, only invites deceivers to further impune the system. While you may think this both “ignorant and silly,” I consider it prudent and fully within reason to expect that citizens exercising their right to vote be compelled to make an effort toward that responsibility.

    Perhaps you are unfamiliar with the term “patriot” as it was used to describe our founding fathers and today those who embrace the principles on which this country is founded. Allow me to help you:

    Oxford American Dictionary:
    Patriot: a person who vigorously supports their country and is prepared to defend it against enemies or detractors.

    Okay class is over..

    Mike Payne Reply:

    Well said!!

    JRD Reply:

    Thank You, prof. What a smack down! I give you a standing O.

    NoCAGal Reply:

    Well said is right! I believe Pat must be a graduate of one of our communist universities, of which there are many. These current students, as well as those before them, have been completely indoctrinated into the Marxist and Communist ways of thinking and functioning. They are totally brainwashed, unfortunately. This insanity is what we will have to deal with until we can get the Communists – currently brainwashing our kids – out of the classrooms. The liberal takeover of our schools and colleges needs to stop, along with the legal, judicial, and government systems! Unless this is changed, we will be forced to put up with the insanity from the left or possibly lose our country to communists!

    setb Reply:

    There should be _limited_ impediments to voting.

    Only citizens should vote. Otherwise, we should stop calling ourselves a country, throw out the Constitution, and stop taxing people and property. If every illegal alien can vote, we invite rich and unscrupulous candidates or parties to simply bus in the required number of votes to assure the outcome they desire. In that case, why not make each vote cost $1 and let each person contribute as many votes as they choose?

    Only one vote per person per election is an important part of representative democracy. Just because we joke about it does not mean anyone should “vote early and vote often”.

    Only _I_ should be able to cast _my_ vote; no one else should be able to vote for me. I should only be able to cast my vote, not anyone else’s. And the same for each legitimate voter.

    Felons lose the right to vote because of their criminal behavior. We can debate how they might (and whether they should) regain their vote; but unless/until that happens, they should not be allowed to vote.

    My g-g-g-grandmother (dad’s dad’s mom’s mom’s dad’s second wife) was known by many names (she was given six names, one for each of her aunts). In some lists she is Martha, in some Lucy, etc. In some lists she is known by her maiden name, in some by her married name, and oh-by-the-way they spell her married name five different ways in official government records.

    Are you seriously trying to tell us the same governments who cannot do a census correctly and consistently can successfully merge and deduplicate the multiple lists in their possession without dropping legitimate voters?

    Are you trying to say the government that _knew_ a guy was dangerous (from his father’s report and from other intel) and couldn’t put it together to keep him (and his exploding panties) off a flight can do a better job with lists that are more than 100 times as large? The same government that renewed the student visas of 9/11 murderers six months after they crashed planes into the WTC towers?

    Some might actually think so. But the rest of us doubt government’s promises of steak when all they deliver is bologna.

    Sure, we want everyone eligible to have the right to vote. But we need to make certain they are actually eligible.

    I don’t think we need to break something that’s currently working. I think we need to start fixing the things that ARE broken.

    jagb Reply:

    I don’t know anyone against voter suppression. However, many others plus myself have a problem with voter manipulation, whether by electronic means or personal coercion.
    In many countries, citizens are required to vote, but often, their votes are directed.
    In this country, voting is a privilege, like driving a car and chosing where you want to live and work. When a person does not accept the responsibility of learning how to handle those responsibilities that go along with privileges, everyone gets hurt. States handle driver registration very well. Let’s allow the states to continue the excellent job handling voter registration.

    (In NC, you have the opportunity to register to vote when you renew or get your driver’s license. I am sure other states follow suit.) For those that don’t drive, every community around the SE NC provides information for registering and voting in all public places. Again, I am sure other areas do so as well. So if one doesn’t register and vote, it is because they don’t want to or cannot be bothered to make the effort.

    If a person wants to excercise their right and privilege to vote, they will take the initiative to register and subsequently the initiative to get to the polls.

    When you take away the responsibility involved in privileges, you cheapen the process and open the door to serious manipulation.
    JB in NC

    RobC Reply:

    jagb.

    This is upsetting to me.I hope that you know better then this.
    “In this country, voting is a privilege, like driving a car and chosing where you want to live and work.”

    The first of such questions may very well be – If the States have been enforcing laws that are unconstitutional on their face, it would seem that there must be some way that a state can legally put restrictions, such as – licensing requirements, mandatory insurance, vehicle registration, vehicle inspections, D.W.I. roadblocks, to name just a few, on a Citizens constitutionally protected rights. Is that not so?

    The truth is That in this country voting and driving a car is a RIGHT, not a privilege,
    The truth is a license / permit have been used to violate your rights so that the state can make revenue off you.

    Taxation without repensatation

    The same as the RIGHT TO BEAR ARMS, now you need to purchase a license and get a permit to carry.

    Please look at your state constitution see where it says.

    Sec. 19. Law of the land; equal protection of the laws.

    No person shall be taken, imprisoned, or disseized of his freehold, liberties, or privileges, or outlawed, or exiled, or in any manner deprived of his life, liberty, or property, but by the law of the land. No person shall be denied the equal protection of the laws; nor shall any person be subjected to discrimination by the State because of race, color, religion, or national origin.

    Law of the land: yes this means the Constitution of the United States.

    The answer is found in ARTICLE SIX of the U.S. Constitution:

    “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; …shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary not withstanding”. (This tells us that the U.S. Constitution is to be upheld over any state, county, or city laws that are in opposition to it.)

    In the same Article it goes on to say just who it is within our governments that is bound by this Supreme Law:

    “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution;” – ART. 6, U.S. CONST.

    We know that Police officers, are a part of the Executive branch. they are “Executive Officers”.

    Article 6 above, is called the SUPREMACY CLAUSE, and it clearly states that, under every circumstance, the above listed officials in these United States must hold this document’s tenets supreme over any other laws, regulations, or orders. Every U.S. Police officer knows that they have sworn an oath to the people of our nation that we will not only protect their lives and property, but, that we will uphold, and protect their freedoms and rights under the Supreme laws of this nation, – the U.S. Constitution.

    In this regard then, we must agree that those within government that restrict a Citizens rights, (such as restricting the peoples right to travel,to bear arms,etc.) are acting in violation of his or her oath of office and are actually committing a crime against such Citizens.

    Here’s an interesting question. Is ignorance of these laws an excuse for such acts by officials?

    officials are to follow the “letter of the law (as they are sworn to do), this places officials that involve themselves in such unlawful acts in a unfavorable legal situation. For it is a felony and federal crime to violate, or deprive citizens of their Constitutionally protected rights,but yet tomorrow on your way to work look at how many police officers are giving out tickets!!!!!

    Shoshana Reply:

    It seems the biggest threat to democracy is the “Democratic” Party: they are following the same paths taken by the UK “Labour” party, which has nothing to do with labour or working or earning your own money and being independent(of Government).

    If only we had the wonderful Republican Party in the UK.

    By the way, it is a historical fact that the Democrats were pro slavery and the Republicans were anti.

    Looks like nothing has changed.

    courage Reply:

    Ahh Shoshana, I wish we had a wonderful Republican party but they have their own share of the blame.

    You are spot-on though regarding the plantation mentality of the Democratic party, through their entitlements they seek to enslave. When an individual must rely for their most basic needs, on the government they lose freedom and become subjects of those that govern.

    The Frog Prince Reply:

    We don’t live in a democracy. Notice that the word apopears nowhere in the US Constituion. That line of thought comes out of out educational system whichb has been dumbing down people for decades.

    courage Reply:

    Indeed Frog, also anyone that can recite the Pledge of Allegence should know … “to the republic for which it stands…”

    2amendment Reply:

    Pat, you have no credibility and you are part of the problem.

    Read: This is NOT a Democracy it is a Republic.It will be transformed into a Democracy over my dead body.

    Dee Norman Reply:

    I think it interesting how the News media and the liberals in Congress still call this form of government a “DEMOCRACY” when it is a Constitutional Republic. Over and over I hear that we are going to bring “Democracy” to other countries. I also wonder, when Congress pledges allegiance to the flag- if they do anymore, why don’t they hear what it says, again as other said it before in previous posts, “and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands…”

    In my opinion no one should be voting if they can’t look up on the Internet who these people are or if they are already in government, how they vote on issues. Americans keep being led by biases on the left or right. They are too busy in their lives to take time out to check out these people in government who want to take run every facet of our lives. Like we all are a bunch of stupid inept people who need a bunch of parents (CONGRESS AND ADMINISTRATION) to control all our lives. No, if you can’t find out who these critters are DON’T BOTHER TO VOTE.

  2. Bunker says:

    Ya wanna guess the multitude of people that would staff the ranks of this new accuracy?

    Jen Gelmann Reply:

    If you’ve ever flown out of O’hare you get the idea.

  3. geno says:

    The right to vote is matter of responsible commitment, not a spontaneous response. Voting requires inquiry, thought, and effort. Registration for the opportunity to vote is in essence your commitment to the entire process of selecting a candidate, and that demands accountability.
    Universal Voter Registration cheapens the process in that it makes registration an incidental action prompted not by design, rather by happenstance.

    courage Reply:

    Geno.. I like that “incidental action.”

  4. Brian Epps says:

    The majority in this country do not bother to register and vote. Universal registration will create millions upon millions of persons on the rolls who can then be “voted” by unscrupulous officials to swing elections to their candidate of choice. The result is a deterioration of the integrity of the ballot as a means of effecting political change.
    If the ballot loses it’s effectiveness in creating political change, even by assumption, then there are a whole lot of people who will give up and turn to the bullet as the only option left.
    Universal registration will -not may, WILL!- lead to a second bloody civil war inside the US. We MUST preserve and strengthen the integrity of our voting system to avoid this, not further deteriorate it.

  5. [...] out. It’s called universal voter registration. The Wall Street Journal’s John Fund described the Democrat plan recently at a David Horowitz Freedom Center forum. Watch the video here. Fund [...]

  6. James Pidd says:

    Folks,

    I’ve been voting in national elections for over 40 years and I can’t remember a single election where Democrats didn’t try to steal an election. They stole Illinois (with the considerable help of Mayor Richard Daley) to get Kennedy elected in 1963. They tried to steal Missouri in 2000 by forcing St. Louis polling places to stay open long enough for them to bus hundreds of people to the polls. They also tried to steal Florida in 2000 by trying to recount votes in Democratic friendly Dade and Palm Beach counties, both of which were operated by Democrat Registrars.

    They tried their damndest to steal Ohio in 2004 and what I’m posting is barely the tip of the iceberg.

    We have reached a tipping point in our Republic. Over 50% of those voting age pay no taxes and are therefore net receivers of taxpayer subsidized benefits. Many of these people know it and are going to try and ensure that this continues.

    A republic can’t operate in that fashion. As the saying goes, eventually you run out of someone else’s money.

    I believe there should be a fundamental change in the laws determening voter eligibility. The founders knew that universal sufferage was a bad idea for the very reason that once a person saw they could vote themselves subsidized this or that, the republic was lost. I believe that if you receive any form of government assistance you automatically lose your right to vote. Programs like Medicare don’t count, because we are forced to enroll in that.

  7. longshotlouie says:

    Without paper ballots, nothing changes.

  8. rachel says:

    What??? Democrats cheat and trample the Constitution to consolidate their power??? Who woulda thunk it? Anyone who has been paying attention, that’s who.

  9. [...] State laws will be overridden by federal law drafted and passed by Democrats. As John Fund notes: The feds will tell the states: ’take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, [...]

  10. [...] State laws will be overridden by federal law drafted and passed by Democrats. As John Fund notes: The feds will tell the states: ’take everyone on every list of welfare that you have, [...]

  11. Teresa says:

    I resent the Gov registering people to vote whether they like it or not. Here’s my question, who are they going to dicide which party people will be registered as? What if they for example the Gov register them as Dem and they want to be a Rep, what do they do about that? I see this is dangerous, just like the health care the crooked Gov is trying to shove down our throats, even though the majority of Americans don’t want it.. I don’t want the Gov in my business…..PEROID!!!!!!!!!

    courage Reply:

    Teresa, I agree the government can’t even run a wasteful cash for clunkers program, let allow manage 1/6th of the US economy.

  12. TB says:

    There is a political class that greately benefits by reducing the voter rolls to the lowest possible average level of competence and knowledge.

    To them, the ideal citizen is one that will vote for you if you give them a chocolate chip cookie, and government educational and other policies are rapidly getting us to this point.

  13. NoCrud says:

    You can bet that while we sleep or ponder, the Democrats are plotting and scheming and this is done in back rooms, basements and undoubtedly behind closed doors. They then come out as if they have a “new” and “worthwhile” program that will benefit everyone. They are great liars and love to deceive people. What they tell people is what they want them to believe, not necessarily the truth. Other Democrats know it may not be the truth or the whole truth but who cares as long as it benefits the Democrats? This is their mindset.

    For Carl Schumer and Barney Fwank to be the ones to sponsor this proposition is a huge joke. They are both to be trusted as much as a rattlesnake in one’s pocket.

    We all know how Barney looked into the camera and declared there was no problem with Fannie Mae. However, what most do not know is, among other things, Schumer went to the Philippines to monitor the election of Corazon Aquino when they ousted Marcos but he was there to monitor the election — to keep it honest! What a joke… But even back then it was a joke since my Filipino friends told me that nothing changed in the Philippines with Aquino, it all stayed the same even until now. Could it be that Schumer wanted Marcos out of there because Marcos was declaring martial law in Southern Philippines to get rid of the Communists there? Hmmmm!

    We need to do more than just call, write and fax congresscritters. We need to take the Supreme Court to task for holding their faulty opinions on the Constitution that allows those rascals to operate on the principle of ignoring what is obviously wrong to people who do not have a degree in law. We need to have a plank on the Republican Platform that encourages a candidate to go after the Supremes where they stumble in their vows to uphold the Constitution. The battle is not on single issues, it is on many fronts since the Democrats are attacking our traditions on every level at every opportunity. In fact, one could do well to try to influence every Democrat to either vote for a third party, for the Republican candidate or not at all. Think! They want Republicans to attack every politician, the want the Republicans to admit that both Democrats and Republicans are at fault and then to either vote for a third party or stay home while they vote for their gods on the Democrat ticket. Their “aisle-crossing” always is to benefit them and applies to the Republicans only.

    Republicans and Conservatives need to fight them on their own level in every way but keep it different in one regard: Make sure the Republican/Conservative battle is done legally. If not, the Democrats will accuse the Republicans/Conservatives of doing what they themselves do and say it is wrong, wrong, wrong. What is wrong for them is surely wrong but because they do it, then it is right. It is the old Communist Lie which is defined as Truth.

    courage Reply:

    We need to do more than just call, write and fax congresscritters. We need to take the Supreme Court to task for holding their faulty opinions on the Constitution that allows those rascals to operate on the principle of ignoring what is obviously wrong to people who do not have a degree in law. We need to have a plank on the Republican Platform that encourages a candidate to go after the Supremes where they stumble in their vows to uphold the Constitution. The battle is not on single issues, it is on many fronts since the Democrats are attacking our traditions on every level at every opportunity.

    NoC.. I agree there have been some dubious, at best Supreme Court rulings.. eminent domain immediately comes to mind. I am heartened that State Attorney Generals are beginning to challenge the Constitutionality of the health care reform or would that be the insurance bill (as Obama recently stated.) We have been complacent as a society for many years, the untangling of the tyranny from the federal government will take time.

    I am not as forgiving to the Republicans, they also have been complacent and through their silence have condoned the tyranny we now experience. Even today when I call Senator Lugar’s office, my continued requests that he must make loud vocal statements against legislation and cite the Constitution falls on deaf ears. If as individual citizens we continually remind the congresscritters of their oath of office, “…to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign or domestic…” perhaps we will make headway. If not the ballot box in 2010 and again in 2012 becomes the strength we hold.

    We each do our own small part in helping to restore the republic.

  14. NoCrud says:

    CORRECTION:

    Their “aisle-crossing” always is to benefit them and applies to the *Democrats* only.

  15. NoCrud says:

    Courage said:
    “I am not as forgiving to the Republicans, they also have been complacent and through their silence have condoned the tyranny we now experience….”

    I sorta remember that when the Republicans held Congress during Bush, the Democrats were right in there obstructing everything and encouraging Republicans to “cross the aisle.” There was no aisle-crossing by the Democrats, though, unless in some attempt to find a Republican-Lite. And, let’s remember how they accused Bush and Republicans of every low intention.

    I believe the Republicans gave up. It may have been partially because the Democrats and their MSM lapdogs kept emphasizing that Republicans were “obstructionists.” Regardless, the Republicans did fail to get into the face of the Democrats and it seems it was a losing proposition to many of them since there were too many Democrats who would twist and spin and, in the process, use it politically. Does this mean they should have gone along and should not have resisted the Democrats? Of course not. They should have shown some backbone and brawn and, perhaps, they could have been seen as the kind of tough people we need in Congress and prove that more of them were presidential material.

    What we got were a few good men and also a few who proved to be Republican-Lite or, if you will, RINOs who are the worst of the lot.

    I am of the opinion that we need to see some petitions and recall votes. The reason no one cares to mention this, though, is because of ACORN and the tricky Democrats who will then put together a recall election scheme to get rid of good Republicans and this we cannot afford to have happen.

    If more people had been behind their representatives when we won in with Bush & Company, then maybe our representatives would have felt more encouraged to take the Democrats to the mat instead of following along apathetically with little or no encouragement.

    As always, hindsight is more insightful and we must turn this to our benefit in this fight for America. As we look back, let’s see that we, the people, need to be more involved and avoid pointing the finger at those that represent us without trying to get through their shell of protectionist isolation and cause them to realize a better sense of responsibility to us.

  16. DcjjRidd says:

    Here is one of the problem’s that I see for this country, If the conservitives ever want to win big again, with out being scared for there political live’s. The public need’s to find away to get rid of the “LAME STREAM MEDIA”………The American people are ignorant………not stupid,but ignorant!!!!!!! I believe if the public were to here stories like this article on there regular new’s programs like ABC,NBC,&CBS this country would re-volt. We the people need to hold the Networks responsable. My suggestion is to boycot the networks. Call there sponsors and demand satisfaction,
    And if they will not change watch the FOX Channel, at least you will here some of the conservitve side. Not that FOX is the answer
    but Gee’s Louise…………….come on people get your heads out of your @ss……. The Bias in the Media is killing us.

  17. Fred Forall says:

    Let’s first assess the basic idea. If you are a citizen of the USA, and you have never been convicted of a felony, should you have the right to vote? I think the answer must be “yes”.

    What is the best way to register voters? Answer: Why register them at all? We get social security numbers automatically, so why not make voter registration automatic? You are born, you get a SS# and, at the appropriate age, you become a voter. No paperwork required. Just present your ID (a passport is a convenient national ID) and cast your vote.

    I suspect that folks who are “concerned” about U.V.R. really don’t want all citizens on the voter rolls. I think the inner dialog goes something like this: “We’ll make it too easy for poor people and minorities to vote. Altogether, there are more of them than there are of us. We’ll lose elections.”

    U.V.R. doesn’t mean that these folks will necessarily vote, but it at least makes it possible for them to do so without unnecessary red tape. States should have the right to verify the accuracy of the federal database. What’s wrong with that simple idea?

    courage Reply:

    Fred.. I would suggest that those concerned with U.V.R. aren’t looking to to prevent anyone from voting, rather they have real concerns about fraud. In addition, granting additional power to an already bloated federal government through the use of social security numbers may also be a concern.

    Getting a SS number at birth is not automatic, it is something the parents must apply for. In using documentation such as passport for ID for voter verification,again there is a potential to “game the system.” The current system allows for verification by states to assure the individuals live within the district where they vote.

    There is nothing.. I repeat NOTHING.. which currently prevents individual who are entitled to vote to register and vote. All the “folks” you seem concerned over already have the ability to cast a ballot, so why change the system, moving from a state controlled system to federally controlled? If by “red tape” you mean having to register, which involves minimum time and effort.. I would suggest these people are not interested in voting in the first place. So this brings me back to .. why change the system for those to lazy to exert the most minimum of effort?

    courage Reply:

    Here is an interesting article on voter registration from Pajamas Media… Democrat’s Plan For 2010 Election: Cheat

  18. Fred Forall says:

    Computer security experts say that the only secure computer is one that is turned off. Not a very practical solution, so we do the best we can do secure them as we do our banking, our shopping, our email, etc. Some computers get hacked, but systems are becoming more secure over time.

    In the current voter registration system, there is fraud. There are also many cases where citizens are denied the right to vote because of registration issues. Just google “denied the right to vote” and you’ll find a plethora of cases for your edification.

    As for getting a SS# automatically at birth, you’re correct, you have to fill out some forms. However, it is commonplace and quite straightforward for new parents to fill out the forms when their children are born. It seemed almost automatic to me.

    The more important point is that there is a system for providing SS#’s that takes into account the need to authenticate individuals. Why should there be another process (voter registration) that one must go through, forcing individuals to authenticate yet again? One process would be more efficient than two, it seems to me.

    Finally, shouldn’t those with a basic mistrust of government have equal concerns with state and federal government? Why vilify one or the other? All forms of government have problems, but it’s like that computer we use — it’s not perfect, but it provides a benefit, so we use it, and we make it better over time.

  19. [...] Fund asserts that UVR will open the nation up to massive vote fraud. The reasons are straightforward and many. Among them, (1) registering people using existing government databases will result in many duplicates, (2) many of the lists contain names of illegal immigrants; and (3) the list could be expanded to include felons currently ineligible to vote. [...]

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  21. Ryan says:

    Courage, you hit the nail on the head. There is NO impediment currently in place that is keeping eligible voters from registering and voting. So what is the problem?

    I don’t know how UVR would be implemented, but to simply enroll everyone on the gov’t's rolls seems ludicrous. You will be registering convicted felons, illegal aliens, and those who are mentally incapable of casting a vote. If we allow illegal immigrants to vote, why not let anyone vote? Your Canadian, eh, well here’s your ballot. Iranian, here’s your ballot. No one would think it was cool if we randomly started handing out ballots to people on the streets of Mexico City, so why let those same people vote if they cross the border illegally.

    My opposition has absolutely nothing to do with keeping the poor and minorities from voting. But it does have everything to do we keeping voter fraud at bay.

  22. JollyD says:

    Have the courage to admit you are wrong about Universal Registration. Where is the bill? Where is it?
    Give us the link so we can read it.

    Flaming intellectual myopia.

    courage Reply:

    Jolly.. proposed legislation; meaning behind closed doors, in the back halls of Congress and whispered about in Congressional closets. To answer your question, I have the courage to admit when I am wrong… yet I believe that this proposed legislation has been discussed and here’s why…

    During recent town hall forums with Pete Visclosky, my representative, when questioned about the “Cornhusker” deal in the Senate he claimed not to know anything about it, although it was reported on throughout the media. When asked about the cost to Hoosier families for the health care legislation he voted in favor of, he claimed at first that it was paid for through federal funds, then after being presented with actual cost via statements from our Governor.. he admitted that there may be some cost passed on to residents.

    When asked about Universal Voter registration, he knew exactly what the legislation would entail, never asked for clarification or at any time was unsure what the citizen was asking. Oh this legislation has been whispered about in the bunkers of the Democrats and if it does not come to fruition that is only because citizens have done a preemptive strike against the legislation.

    As for your attempt to create animosity through the use of words… can you not discuss issues that are important without insult? I have found that when backed in to a corner individuals who are unwilling to or lack the courage to face their dissonance resort to personal attacks… something for you to think about?

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