Who Will Protect Your Vote November 4th? (10/22/2014)
October 22, 2014
Two weeks from yesterday votes will be cast and counted all across America that will determine if we will cast aside the frontal and flank assault by President Obama and his allies in the U. S. Senate on our basic freedoms guaranteed by the U. S. Constitution. In fact, millions of Americans have already voted as thirty states now have early voting either in person or through absentee balloting. And some states require their citizens to vote only by mail. So how safe is your vote these days?
One man one vote. That was the premise our founding fathers set forth for electing our national leaders. But much has been written and said lately about the need for a way to assure that whomever shows up to vote or requests an absentee ballot or receives a mail in ballot is not only who they claim to be, but are legally eligible to register to vote and in fact are registered.
I believe everyone eligible to register to vote should register and then vote. In fact, maybe one of the good things our government could do is to require all Americans once they reach the age of 18 to register to vote and receive a photo voter id card when they register.
But our government should then make every effort to protect the vote of those legally registered and take the time to vote. Voter fraud exists. I have seen it myself. And those who orchestrate it, condone it and turn a blind eye to voter fraud are as guilty of undermining our political system as those who actually cheat at the ballot box.
And when the media refuse to expose voter fraud, they abandon one of their fundamental rights and obligations, to protect free speech of all Americans.
Every state should pass voter id legislation that mirrors that passed in Indiana and upheld by the U. S. Supreme Court. I have every right to know the person in front of me and behind me in the voting line is eligible to register to vote, is registered to vote and is who he or she claims to be. Americans deserve to know our elections are fair and clean. Otherwise, confidence in our political system will erode further than it already has.
President Obama and his (former) Attorney General, Eric Holder, claim requiring everyone to have a photo id in order to vote puts an unnecessary burden on minority voters and has the result of suppressing the vote.
Let’s be honest.
You need a photo id to buy a pack of cigarettes, buy beer, board a plane, cash a check, get in a book store to see Michelle Obama sign books, and to operate a vehicle. In fact, back in the summer written guidance handed out to demonstrators gathering in Charlotte, N. C. to march against requiring a photo id to vote told everyone to bring a photo id. Earlier this year, the City of Washington, D. C. set aside a day for just the city’s residents to view the new Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial. And, you guessed it, they were required to show a photo id.
Voter fraud is real. Stealing votes does occur. Buying votes is not a thing of the past.
Members of the main stream media and even some historians make light of how Lyndon Johnson stole the election in his first race for the U. S. Senate in Texas and how John F. Kennedy and Chicago Mayor Daley stole Illinois for Kennedy in the 1960 Presidential election. Kennedy won the 1960 Presidential election by less than one vote per precinct nationwide. Johnson became President when President Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas. And then we got the “Great Society” and the “war on poverty ” which started this country on a steep economic decline and spawned generations of Americans totally dependent upon one government program or another.
Honest elections are the cornerstone of our democracy. So why isn’t our government doing everything possible to ensure our elections are honest and clean? Obama and the far left believe it is better for more people to vote than for more legally eligible people to vote.
Please vote this November 4th and do not hesitate to report what looks like voter fraud and intimidation at the polling place. Be the first to protect your vote. Many who would corrupt the voting process count on the average American not speaking up when they see something out of order.
Chairman, Conservative StrikeForce PAC
Former Deputy Secretary of Labor Under Ronald Reagan (1985-1989)
Senior Vice-President, National Federation of Independent Business (1998-2002)
Executive Vice-President, American Conservative Union (2008-2011)