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Forum Post: NAACP going to U.N. for voting rights ruling.

Posted 2 years ago on March 15, 2012, 8:30 p.m. EST by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC
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It has to do with having to show identification before you can vote. Somehow this disenfranchises non white voters. Of course, they go to the Human Rights Council. Some of the present members are Saudi Arabia ( where women are not allowed to vote), Uganda, (anti gay laws are rampant) , and others of questionable human rights record. What think you?

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[-] 2 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

NAACP has not been defined in this post

[-] 1 points by betuadollar (-313) 2 years ago

They're also trying to gain the vote in our prisons for convicted murders, rapists, felons in general. Why would anyone want to empower the criminal?

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Political expediency is the only reason. Liberals don't care where the vote comes from. They don't even care if they are citizens.

[-] 1 points by gestopomillyy (1695) 2 years ago

it should disenfranchise every american.. the whole process depends on the 'anonymous' vote. its easy to see how emotional and enraged people get over politics. thats why it has to be anonymous and stay anonymous

[-] 1 points by RoyerJ101 (18) from Flint, MI 2 years ago

Awesome that the NAACP is taking this issue up with the U.N.,.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

NAACP | National Association for the Advancement of Colored People


[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) from Fort Walton Beach, FL 2 years ago

I think they could inspire all of the delegates/ambassadors to the UN

[-] 1 points by GypsyKing (9780) 2 years ago

I think a dysfunctional family often needs outside intervention.

Plus, not one doncumented case of voter fraud from those with no ID in Penn. where the lates ID law was passed.. But the Repugnicans have been shown to have rigged the 2004 elections with "fixed" voting machines by diebold, a Texas company with ties to GWB, and that's just the start of their documented elecion tampering.

Plus Penn. has been a swing state in national elections for years noe, I guess the slimy repug. pilitical hacks have told them to focus on rigging Penn'.this year.

I won't even go into crooked Repug, voter redistricting.

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

Waste of time. last time i checked its pretty easy to get a ID

also it was free

[-] 1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

But don't you get it? That will further oppress those poor, down trodden totally helpless blacks. Don't you feel guilty for ALL of the horrible, hideous things you have done to those poor, weak, hapless people? For shame!

[-] 1 points by DanielBarton (1345) 2 years ago

Yeah sorry I know this doesn't affect people no matter race. Yeah honestly i'm glad my state has this law

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I think the attempt to disenfranchise Americans for the non-problem of voter fraud is a serious undermining of our democracy. I don't think going to the U.N. is going to help or that it is even a good idea.

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[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Oh, and the NAACP seems to think it is a problem. Be careful now. If you don't agree with them they will label you a racist!

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Can you explain? I mean that voter fraud is not a problem. What does the NAACP think is a problem? I would think they think forcing people to get IDs is a problem.

[-] 1 points by Mooks (1985) 2 years ago

I think that is what they are complaining of.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Yes. The requirement of IDs.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

No, they have gone to a foreign, new world order organization that you seem to support, and claimed that their voting "rights" will be forfeit if they are required to provide some kind of proof that they have a right to vote. The fact that your side is panicking about this whole issue is reason enough to suspect it. And why is it only blacks that are afraid of this?

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I'm not an apologist for the U.N. LOL! When did I say I support the U.N.? I said I didn't think that was a good idea.

Why would any American want to disenfranchise any other American? The scaredy cats here are the Republicans who are trying to quash Democratic votes. And, it is not only blacks that don't like this, but other minority groups, the elderly and even students whose votes they want to quash by changing the rules regarding distance voting.

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[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

One more time: do you want non citizens to be allowed to vote? Do you want to do away with a portion of the Constitution? And should we do away with all forms of formal Identification?

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Why do you think voter fraud is, or ever has been, an issue?

Show some PROOF that it has been, ever.

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

So if I can't. Why do you object to showing proof of citizenship?

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Because it makes it harder for the poor, minorities and the otherwise disenfranchised to have a vote, for reasons that have already been pointed out to you repeatedly. And since there is ZERO evidence that non-citizens perpetrate fraud like the one you're describing, not such law is necessary. So why do you support it, given it is an entirely manufactured, fact and evidence free issue?

The NAACP is pissed for good reason. They aren't doing this because they have so many resources that they can afford to piss them away on frivolous nonsense. They are using their limited resources to publicize this because the Right wing has passed these ALEC written laws purposefully and SPECIFICALLY to suppress the Black vote, among that of other minorities, which are overwhelmingly Democrat. It is a strategy as transparent as glass, and everyone (but you, apparently) knows it.

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[-] -2 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Good to see you have ALL your talking points well in hand. I've no doubt your non whites will vote in I. Record numbers for your political gods that will lead you to utopia. Of course, if that doesn't happen then you. Can blame it on those hateful white conservatives...

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Just about everything wrong with country can be blamed on hateful white conservatives. Wars, depressions, recessions, poverty, institutional racism, and so on. You just don' want to admit it.

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

And birtually, no actually everything good was created by white, religious, conservatives.

[-] 0 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

The very term "conservative" denotes an opposition to forward progress, to trying to go backward, so nope, nothing. It has created nothing because it is the opposite of creative; by definition its purpose is to undo what has been brought forward.

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

You assume all progress is good, it isnt.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Progress always works when you want to go forward.

Anything else, is kind of backwards.

Defeatist even.

Why would you want that?

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

So let's all go back to petticoats and slavery. (Sorry, I know, cheap shot, but that is the essence of conservatism - being nostalgically backward-looking to a golden past that never was).

If it is genuine progress, it is, by definition, good. To be sure, a war can progress, but by its very nature, it is regressive.

But let's say that conservatism is not simply about going backward, but halting something going in the wrong direction. First, that is still not creating anything, but preserving something that was once progressive. And it only make the dubious claim of being right at the moment, since its aim is to preserve the very things it opposed yesterday that have been proven good.

Second, in practice, what has been that batting average of that? Pretty close to zero, starting with the original conservatives, the Tories.

Conservatives, by attempting to retain the status quo, are trying to preserve those things in the system that have been proven to create inequality. That preservation is not benign, nor is it static. If the system creates a even a little bit of inequality each year, that inequality accumulates, compounds, with each passing day. If the system advantages one group over another, even a little, before you know it, the disadvantages of one group become glaring.

So neither going backwards nor preserving inequities is for the good.

Now have there been times in which conservatives did some good? Sure. Truman was a conservative. During the war, he led the charge to keep costs down, and to unearth war profiteering. That was very good. But the purpose of his conservatism was not to undermine other programs like the New Deal. His conservatism simply aspired to demanding honesty in government AND businesses. It was not about turning back the clock, or undermining the ability of the government to care for its people, or preserving in amber the inequities of government or capitalism, but to make government more efficient and more effective. That does not come close to the modern version of the conservative, or most of the others who called themselves that at any time in history.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Spoken like a true recipient of a life time of left wing brainwashing.

[-] 2 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

Responded to with typical right wing ad hominem and no thought whatsoever.

[-] 0 points by GumbyDamnit (36) 2 years ago

Hmmmm, tell that to Herman Caine who no doubt forgot he wasn't white while he was putting the cross-jostling to all America while sitting on the board of the Fed, YOU RASCIST.

Later buckwheat.

[-] 1 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

I said "just about" not absolutely. How many things wrong with the country are due to women or minorities? Who was in charge? Who makes up the power elite? Was it the disenfranchised, the poor, minorities? News flash: it is rich white men. And who among them did the most damage? Another news flash: Conservatives.

Later, MUCH later I hope, idiot.

[-] -2 points by GumbyDamnit (36) 2 years ago

Roight! Liberal Democrats never went along with anything and have valiantly tried to point out to America what is actually wrong with the deceased Republic.

Look Buckwheat, you can finger point and blame, paint yourself with DNC paint, all day every day, and accomplish nothing to strike at the root of the problem.

The bi-party shit is just that, SHIT.

Otherwise, at least some of your worshipful liberals would at least be bringing charges against congress for denying years of rightful A5C petitions.

Now run along and see if you can get your useless mother to plat your nappy head, really tight too.

[-] 3 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

You really are a confused piece of shit.

Did I mention a political party? Nope. There have been plenty of democratic conservatives. And they are just as hateful as their republitard counterparts. But other than Olympia Snow, the republitards have been ALL hateful conservatives for a very long time.

And clearly, you have been hateful for a very long time, too.

My "nappy" head? "Buckwheat"? Really, you're going there? You called ME a racist for pointing the obvious makeup of the power elite? But you go white overtly Klan language to describe me personally? Really think bigotry that helps OWS? Hateful fool.

[-] -3 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Give it up. You are dealing with paid plants that are simply operatives to spread propaganda.

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[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Well....yeah!

They already crashed it. Crashed it real good.

Now they're trying to keep it crashed.

Is this your first recession?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

It is unconstitutional to prevent any citizen from voting for any reason.

[-] 1 points by engineer4 (358) 2 years ago

If everyone was given an opportunity for a free ID, a reasonable time to do it (weekends, etc), and so, just for discussion, be done by 2016, would there be objection to it? Just about everyone in the country has an iD requirement for most basic things we do everyday: cash a check, visit a doctor, drive, use a credit card, etc. I do not see how this would disenfranchise anyone other than those who should not be voting anyway (including dead people who seem to vote quite a bit in Philadelphia).

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

That would be fine with me. They'd need that time though to ensure that people don't lose their vote and there would have to be a great effort involved.

Why do we want the gov't IDing us anyway? I'm not really getting why so many of you are for this when many of you appear to be libertarians.

[-] 1 points by engineer4 (358) 2 years ago

Actually I see no real issues with a national ID card. We are almost there now as most everyone has a photo ID. Might even be cheaper for all the states to manage together with the federal gov. Would standardize it, and might make ID theft harder if the right format is used. It might also be first step in sorting out the illegal alien issue that has to be reckoned with eventually (but that is another topic)

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I'm not thrilled about a national ID but there are bigger issues to worry about, in my mind.

[-] 1 points by engineer4 (358) 2 years ago

Yes, agree with that. The problem is that many people have what they believe are priorities over other's. I will go with money in politics and leave the rest for now. Taking care of that one might take care of others by default (more compromise would occur).

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Agreed. That is the number one issue.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

572 51 2618

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

LOL!

[-] 0 points by betuadollar (-313) 2 years ago

And entirely Constitutional to prevent non-citizens; that's the point of photo Id.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Fine. Obsess over that, and pretend that is what the Republicans are up to, but give citizens enough time and make it very easy for citizens to get the ID.

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[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

And you know they are a citizen....how?....

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

When they registered to vote initially. You do have to register to vote, you know. Why, suddenly do they need to provide identification?

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Perhaps then they should be required to present ID when they register. Or does that oppress those poor, helpless blacks too?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I registered to vote a long time ago and don't remember what is required. This is not just an issue for black people. You seem very sensitive to that. Why? It's really an issue for poor people and the elderly.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

You are the one babbling about oppressed blacks. And since the NAACP is bringing this issue to the UN it seems to be about blacks, And how many elderly people don't have ID?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I'm babbling about oppressed blacks. Are you aware that 40% of African American children live in poverty? Do you really want any of the adults that care for those children to be disenfranchised? I don't. I don't want any American disenfranchised. These laws are targeted at poor people and a large number of poor people are minorities. That is just a sad fact. And, as a matter of fact, lots of elderly people don't have ID. What do they need ID for if they don't drive and don't travel which is the case with a lot of old people? There are even some old people who don't possess birth certificates so they would have an even harder time getting this beloved ID of yours.

Why do you want the government controlling all of us with ID anyway? I'm just not getting that. You seem like a libertarian to me from many of your posts so why on earth would you want the gov't to have that kind of control over people? Not making much sense to me.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

Identification is not control

it is easier to abuse people with out names

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Showing proof of ID confirms a persons right to vote in this nation. If you are not a citizen you have no right to vote. Or do you disagree with that.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

That is not true. I have never had to show identification to vote. Where are you getting that from? I have to sign my signature and they match it to a book that has my signature in it. Since when does being a citizen require ID? It never has before.

I just checked my state's voter registration form. You need no ID. You give your social security number and swear you are a citizen and show proof of residence.

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

A non problem? Are you saying that neither party has benefited from voter fraud? And that not requiring a simple thing like actually proving you are eligible to vote ( per the Constitution only citizens can vote) is somehow wrong?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Yes. I'm not an expert but there have been very few cases of voter fraud in this country. I think only 6 convictions in the past several years.

Requiring people to get identification hurts the poor the most and that indirectly hurts minorities. Many poor people do not drive and do not have driver's licenses. Same thing with the elderly. Requiring people to get ID's means taking time off work, getting to the place you need to get to, having the appropriate documents to get the ID, and paying the fee. It's an unnecessary hurdle.

If they want to implement this kind of thing they need to do it over a longer period of time.

This is being pushed by Republicans. Why? Because they know that it will disenfranchise many people who tend to vote Democratic. It is wrong.

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

Its a great thing for minorities. It will force them to get IDs. You need a picture ID for virtually everything, getting one is important.

People who wont take the time to get an ID to vote dont care enough to understand the issues. IDs are free in Texas. FREE.

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

It's not free when you have to take time off from work, wait in line, get yourself to the place (especially if you don't drive). It's complicated for some people. How about an elderly person. Not so easy for them. Come on. See this for what it is. It's a scam to disenfranchise voters who tend to vote Democratic.

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

In Texas u can register by mail. They have a service to come to your home also. Try again to find something dinister where nothing sinister exists.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Those are good ideas. Many people would still need help to learn about how to utilize those functions. And, you know what? It is sinister. Sorry, but it's very sinister when one political party is trying to suppress the votes of another. I'd feel the same way if the Democrats were trying to put something in place to suppress Republican votes.

[-] 2 points by XenuLives (1645) from Charlotte, NC 2 years ago

Like an IQ test. LOL!

[-] -1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

So its OK to require a photo ID to get into an R rated movie or cash a check, but not to vote? You have to have a photo ID to get a fishing license. You have to have a photo ID to buy cigarettes. You have have an ID to rent a cement mixer.

But not to vote? Sorry I will never agree with you, never. Citizenship demands a level of responsibilty, and spending 15 mins to get a photo ID is the least an American citizen can do to show his responsibilty.

You are wrong.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

You are wrong. I'm not saying ID is a problem. I'm saying requiring it quickly during a Presidential election season is wrong because it will disenfranchise people. You libertarians. You amaze me. Why would government ID be acceptable to any of you? Seems very hypocritical to me.

Disenfranchisement is just about the most heinous thing you can do in a democracy. It is unconstitutional. You want IDs then give more time so people can get them.

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

It takes 15 minutes. More time? I just got a notice to report for jury duty, i need to respond in 7 working days or I am in violation and can be fined. Can we set thst as the maximum time to get an ID? One week? They are very similar.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

No. You can't. Are you a libertarian? If so, why in hell would you want to allow the big bad government to require IDs anyway?

[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

Cool. Deflect the question. The strategy of the lost.

Answer the question: if you are required to have a picture ID to catch a fish, how long should you have to get an ID to vote. Answer the question, dont chicken out and throw up a strawman. Answer the question.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Who's deflecting the question. Why don't you answer mine?

Are you aware that people must be registered to vote? Is that not enough for you?

Look, aflockofdoodi, I didn't deflect anything. I don't care if people are required to have IDs necessarily, but I do care if it's being required immediately during a Presidential election year because that is just wrong and will disenfranchise people, an unconstitutional act.

[-] 1 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

How long should it take to get an ID? They had 4 years to do it since the last election. Is that enough time?

You invite irresponsibilty in the citizenry. Bad idea.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

If they were required to get it then, then why is it an issue today? No, they weren't required to get ID. Someone on here said give people until 2014 or 2016, I can't remember, but that seems reasonable. It should have nothing to do with the Presidential election of this year. Don't forget, these people registered to vote. They are registered voters!

[-] -2 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Are you serious with that argument? Okay, so let's say that ID wont be required until the 2016 election. Will you agree to that?

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I don't know why I'm bothering talking to you, but I'd be okay with that.

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[-] 0 points by aflockofdoofi (-18) 2 years ago

Do we really want voters who wont take 15 mins to fill out and mail in a form?

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

What did you call me? F off.

[-] -2 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

So only 6 people have been convicted of it..... Proof of its non existence.... I feel sorry for you.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Do you understand percentages? If not, I feel sorry for you.

And, I never said non-existence. I said non-problem, which it is. It is NOT a pressing problem that suddenly requires the disenfranchisement of Americans.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Okay. You have your talking points from your masters down to a tee. Pressing problem? If its not then why object?vwhats the big deal? Do you think non citizens should be allowed to vote? How will you tell if a potential voter is a citizen? Or does it matter? And why the ripe fuck is it only you reds that object to this? Should we also do away with identification for buying alcohol? Prescription drugs? A drivers liscence? Should this nation do away with all forms of ID?

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Why does this make you so angry? Why do you want Americans to not be able to vote? Why do you fall for this conservative nonsense?

If IDs are so important then give them enough time to get IDs. Voting is a basic right. I guess that's why the NAACP went to the UN.

[-] -3 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

200 plus years isn't enough time? This is not a new issue by any means. But you Reds have blocked it for a long time. But I doubt your kind will succeed for much longer.

[-] 5 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

You can stop calling me a Red.

And, no, 200 years hasn't been enough time to correct the legacy of slavery if that's what you're getting at. No it has not.

[-] -3 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

So please tell me what remains to be done to correct the "legacy of slavery". And what does any of that have to do with this issue?

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

You brought it up. Poverty. Racism. Inequality. Disenfranchisement. It has everything to do with this issue.

[-] -1 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

So the white race continues to oppress the black race. May I ask if you are white?

[-] 4 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Oi !!! You quasi-occultist, pseudo-nazi, racist knob !!

"May I ask" why your empty head is jammed so far up your (x) ?!

"White / Black" are NOT any kind of "race", you half-wit !!! All is actually revealed by your 'moniker' really, isn't it ?!! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Sun_(occult_symbol) et al, ad nauseum !

Worra Graceless Dolt ?!!! Sonnenrad ?!! Total Bollocks more like !

nosce te ipsum ...

[-] 0 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

Blah...blah...blah....

[-] 2 points by shadz66 (19985) 2 years ago

Caveat : Racist, Bi-Polar, 'Tone and Shade' Fixated Halfwit !!!

e tenebris ...

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

LOL! I never said that. What I think is that societal structures are still oppressing African Americans.

[-] -1 points by BLOWCHUNKS (43) 2 years ago

And you know this how exactly?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

42% of African American children live in poverty. Have you visited any schools in poor areas?

[-] -1 points by BLOWCHUNKS (43) 2 years ago

I never called for government ID. And I never said I was a Libertarian. I am a liberal. I just am not the type of person that assumes things about strangers, such as their philosophical associations, or their supposed inability to drive to the DMV.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (28123) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Who are you? This time? Last time?

Never mind.


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[-] -1 points by BLOWCHUNKS (43) 2 years ago

I know, right? There are just too many procedural hurdles that they are incapable of jumping because of their race, like going to the DMV to get identification. There is actually a segment of the law in certain states that says "Black people need ID to vote, but not white people". It's blatantly unfair application of the law.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Nice name. You have no understanding of poverty and race in this country. Sad. I bet you're a libertarian. A libertarian calling for government ID. What a joke!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

What States have this law?

Can you provide a link?

[-] -2 points by BLOWCHUNKS (43) 2 years ago

I used to go by "ZenDog" until I lost my password. But it doesn't matter, I like how you just shifted the topic away from the issue we were discussing and toward me.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

You are not ZenDog.

[+] -5 points by DKAtoday (28123) from Coon Rapids, MN 2 years ago

Bullshit Blowchunks. Change your name to add in the BS you try to sell.

BlowchunksofBullshit. More truthful.

[-] 4 points by epa1nter (4650) from Rutherford, NJ 2 years ago

So someone who support MORE access to democracy is a "red"? Good for you, you have mastered the art of doublespeak. Up is down and black is white.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Why is it only the minorty groups that have a problem? I don't see it as a problem.

When was the last time anyone went anywhere without some kind of identification - go to the bank and cash a check - ID required go buy something on a credit card - ID required go to the airport to catch a flight out Several ID's required, drive a car - ID required. The list goes on and on..

Even those collecting food stamps, unemployment or government assistance have to provide identification.

So tell me where's the problem

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

I use a debit card (don't have a credit card

no ID require beyond the card

[-] -2 points by BlackSun (275) from Agua León, BC 2 years ago

I agree with you. But the liberal bloc here will now subject you to their ridicule.

[-] 1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

I'm not worried - they can't because what I posted is true. They all do it so how can they say on one hand that having ID for voting is not right when on the other hand they all have to have ID for anything they do.

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[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Believe it or not there are some people in this country who do not drive, do not use credit cards, do not travel, do not collect welfare or food stamps, etc. who do not have identification who would need ample time to get it or be disenfranchised. These very same people are actually registered voters. Voting is their constitutional right. Why would you want to take it away?

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Has nothing to do with "taking away their right to vote" What it has to do is being able to identify the person voting so that we don't have them voting in one district and then going to another district and voting again and so on.

[-] 3 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Right. All the little old ladies are doing that. LOLOL! Are you people kidding with this crap. Crap!

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

No, it's not the "little old ladies" whom are doing it but we don't know for sure. If people were honest we wouldn't need locks on our doors.

Our society has changed dramatically and as a result more and more laws are written because of it.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

"We don't know for sure" because no one is doing it!!!!!! This is a ruse to disenfranchise Democratic voters. That's all this is.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Let me ask you - why is this an issue in the first place? It's not because someone decided " hey, I don't like the fact that people are voting without Id - lets require them to provide it?

As I have stated above our society has changed - there no integrity, nor is there much honesty anymore. So, it's not an issue with me.

Now if a person doesn't have an Id how is he going to identify himself when he walks into the voting booth? Please explain for I really want to know.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

You don't identify yourself, at least not in my state. You sign next to a photocopy of your signature and they tally your vote.

Voting is supposed to be easy, very easy. We live in a democracy. The main goal is to get everyone to vote. There are not supposed to be barricades to voting. This is in the constitution.

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Again that's fine but just because a person submits a signature in one voting district, what's to keep them from voting in another voting district under another name or for that matter several other voting districts?

Now if you say they have a "address" for this individual then that's identification and why is that any different then a photo ID?

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

Why is showing proof of address different than having a photo ID? I believe that what actually happens is that voter registration forms are mailed to everyone's address by the government, you fill it out and send it in. I see a big difference there.

The problem is this sudden movement to require IDs during a Presidential election year. It doesn't allow enough time and it is obviously a blatant attempt by Republicans to suppress voters who are likely to vote Democratic.

[-] -1 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Let me add one other point- here in the Atlanta area parents are lying about where they live so they can send their children to schools outside their district.

So, again as I have stated - no integrity nor honesty when it comes to todays society.

[-] 4 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

"No integrity nor honesty when it comes to todays society." You always make these type of sweeping statements usually directed at young people. Good grief.

Has it ever occurred to you that parents do that to get their kids in the decent schools because our school system is so f'd up?

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

It's the parents that are f'd up. They don't want to be responsible for their children and expect the schoold to raise them.

Not all "young people" have no integrity nor honesty". Probably about 20% are ok the rest remain to be counted.

The vast majority of the younger generation has this idea about thinking that everything should be given to them now.

They don't want to have to work like a lot of people do for years before they become financially secure and have some wealth.

You don't see older people waiting in line 2 days before the doors of Apple open so they could go in there and spend $500 or more for the latest greatest electronic device since Jesus was born.

Only to have bargging rights about having the device because it can do wonderful things that are worthless.

If they spend more time focused on a career and trying to find a job they would. There is plenty of employment opportunities out there besides having a job that requires a college degree.

I saw it back when restraunts and food chains were giving young people with a college degree a managment position. No experience - the job was handed to them because they felt "important" and money wasn't an issue because they were told they would make big bucks.

Well fast forward 15 years and tell me how the customer service is in restraunts anymore. People enter and leave jobs like it's a revolving door because now they want something different and can't have it. .

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I just don't see this. I see young people working hard only to find that the economy has very little to offer in terms of employment, let alone, career opportunities. These kids are very unlikely to ever have jobs that offer a full menu of benefits including pension, vacation, sick pay, the works, the way older people had it. And, you can forget about job security. They won't have that either.

[-] 0 points by SteveKJR (-497) 2 years ago

Young kids are one thing 18 - 22. After age 22 then responsibility should set in.

Where is it written that a person should have job security. Knowing that a person might lose their job gives them the insight to improve their job skills and make themselves more employable.

It takes time to do this - it doesn't happen overnight like most people would like to think.

There are plently of opportunities out there for people who want to work.

It takes determination - not whining - to get a job in todays market.

I'll give you an example - this woman friend of ours who is single has a son we have known since he wat 5 is now at the age of 24.

Over the years he has always looked to me to help him out. Fast forward to the last 5 years while he has been in college.

He has a tendency to complain about how things suck because he "isn't a millionaire" and wants to be one.

I continually remind him that it takes time to build wealth and you first have to crawl before you can walk.

He has worked hard supporting his habits - new car (2005) when he bought it - apartment - new furniture and so on.

While going to college he worked as a server and bartender. His total college debt as of today is $25,000. His car will be paid off in 2 months, he has a girl friend who is going to school to become a RN and he is the only one prividing the financial support.

He has always complained about not having a good payng job. We talk on a regular basis and I remind him that if he is persistent it will happen.

He explains that he sends resumes out all the time. He has been interviewed several times and had the job but it didn't pay what he wanted.

I said well - then you have to deal with it - you can't be at the top when you start off in life - that's a fact of life.

So as time went on he became involved in the law enforcement field in his college corriculum and voluntered working with county inmates.

A job interview became available to him because of his persistence to get into law enforcement and because of his past experience he is now going to be hired. His salary will not be anywhere near what he wants but he has learned to accept that.

But the bottom line to this is - he is going to be successful - he has learned to be persistent because he knows that thats what it takes, and doesn't take no for an answer.

It is possible that things may have been different if I weren't around and kept reminding him that life isn't easy and if you want something you are going to have to go after it regardless of what it is.

He is one of the few that has this fortitude. I have talked to many a young men about going to school to learn more about their craft, talking with them about their future, but it falls on deaf ears.

So, unless a person is wiling to go the extra mile, regardless of the circumstances, they will succede - that is what our country was built on - it wasn't built on "well I can't find a job" maybe the government can provide one for me.

So, here is one example of a person who has been given a lesson in life understanding that persistence pays off.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20850) 2 years ago

I understand what you are saying and it is commendable of you to be a role model for this young man, however, when half of all jobs in this country pay less than $26,000 per year there really isn't a lot of opportunity regardless of how persistent one is. If everyone were persistent there would still be half the jobs paying less than $26,000 per year. Anyway, I hope things work out well for him.

[-] 1 points by MattLHolck (16833) from San Diego, CA 2 years ago

hardly any determination in a take what one can get environment

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[-] 0 points by worldwide (6) 2 years ago

Well, if we can stick it to the republicans by bitching to the UN it's OK with me! We're just trying to make conservative bastards look bad by pretending the UN can do fuckall about anything, don't you know there's an election coming up?

There will be hundreds of stories like this between now and president for life Barack Hussien Obama's coronation!

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