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2012-07-17 10:37:43 PM  
4 votes:


Suppose the law is altered so that you must have a net worth greater than 1.5 million dollars to vote.

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I'm for it! Wait, does the money have to be in the US?
2012-07-17 08:32:49 PM  
2 votes:

2012-07-17 07:50:48 PM  
2 votes:
Alright! Time to form a strike team of illegals and stuff the ballet box for Nader! :D
2012-07-17 10:47:42 PM  
1 vote:

coeyagi: Tor_Eckman: You all should be ashamed of yourselves for allowing the obvious troll to take over this thread.

Most of you have been around long enough to know better.

Yes, and you know the counter point:

"Vanquish the troll's retarded argument lest some voting-aged mushroom-brained Farker wanders in here and doesn't know any better."

I'm cool with that. You post the pertinent parts of the fifteenth, point and laugh a at the moran, and then move on. Playing the "nuh uh, ya huh" game for thirty or forty posts only encourages them.
2012-07-17 10:32:41 PM  
1 vote:

soy_bomb: runwiz: If voter fraud is such a threat to democracy, why doesn't the state spend money on providing easy access to free photo IDs for people who need one rather than spend the money on defending a voter ID law in court?

How about just providing ID because it is a requirement for many activities in our society such as travel, receiving food stamps, check cashing, renting housing, alcohol purchase, attending NAACP speeches about evils of having ID delivered by Eric Holder, etc.

Wow, I buttf*cked you (figuratively) on that one last week. It is a f*cking security concern for press at a private event, you thinking-impaired dullard. Saying that is comparable to voting is like saying Dan Quayle is from Idaho because he attempts courageously to spell potato.
2012-07-17 09:51:28 PM  
1 vote:

Silly Jesus: cameroncrazy1984: Silly Jesus: Um, you cut off the important part of the sentence.

Also, since cameron is so confused, please explain how, if it is a Right, as you argue, there need to be amendments giving people that right again

That doesn't even make sense. The original constitution affirmed voting as a right for white men aged 21. The 15th amendment merely assigned that right to everyone regardless of color or other discrimination. Maybe you should educate yourself as to the history of voting rights in this country. And, again, come up with a definition of the word "right" that legally means "privilege"

"the individual citizen has no federal constitutional right to vote for electors for the President of the United States." (Bush v. Gore, 531 U.S. 98, 104 (2000)

"The Equal Protection Clause does not protect the right of all citizens to vote, but rather the right of all qualified citizens to vote" (Alexander v. Daley, 90 F. Supp. 2d, 35, 66, emphasis added)

Argue with SCOTUS.

/you can lead a horse to water....

I love you because you cite Bush v. Gore to justify the way you think elections should be run.

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2012-07-17 09:26:54 PM  
1 vote:

MorrisBird: Silly Jesus: What's the point of the ID then? How would it stop those people from voting in the first place, asshat?

There is no point to the ID other than voter suppression. My son is currently serving this country in Kuwait. He lacks a drivers license at this point. Are you going to cut him off too?

Lol. How infantile you are. He has a military id.
2012-07-17 08:57:01 PM  
1 vote:
As a community organizer I applaud this decision .The handicapped and the indigent need to be able to vote and have their interests represented. Many of them don't have the resources or ability to travel to the polling station. As a service to this under represented segment of our democracy, I travel to the polling station and vote on their behalf. Rest assured that I vote as their needs would dictate. The law as it stands enables me to perform my duties easily. If this law would've passed, I'd have to take the extra effort of requesting absentee ballots for the the handicapped and indigent. The postage costs would be passed on to my employer and result in higher union dues. Thankfully this decision protects not only the rights of Wisconsin voters, but the incomes of our hard working public servants.
2012-07-17 08:48:43 PM  
1 vote:

Silly Jesus: Mrtraveler01: Silly Jesus: Perhaps we can stop this nonsense soon and get something that really matters...like a standard of knowledge / intellect for voting. I propose the U.S. Immigration Test (basic history / general government concepts) and an IQ test (you can't vote for Potato anyway).

This is the post of a farktard who's completely ignorant of history.

Do tell. Is there a certain group that you feel would be disenfranchised by knowledge / intellect tests?

The Republican base.
2012-07-17 08:47:51 PM  
1 vote:

Silly Jesus: Ed Finnerty: consider this: How many people don't have a photo ID? This shiat is so much about nothing.

FTFA: Under the law approved last year by Republican lawmakers and Walker, voters are required to show one of a set number of photo IDs to vote. It was in place for the February primary but has been blocked by court orders since then.

Those who do not have a driver's license or other photo ID can get one without charge from the state. But Flanagan noted that birth certificates are required to get the IDs and voters who don't have them must pay for them. He said more than 300,000 voters do not have an acceptable form of ID.

300,000 and a Poll Tax in case it being mentioned in the article and directly quoted for you wasn't clear.

A poll tax...really? Because you need a birth certificate for the ID? Is my gas to get me to the voting booth a Poll Tax as well? What about the bus fare?

You sound like a Constitutional scholar. And tired.
2012-07-17 08:44:16 PM  
1 vote:

Flashlight: As soon as I can buy a gun without having to show ID I will support voting without having to show an ID.

I can, legally, sell you a gun tonight without you having to show ID. Voter ID opponents appreciate your support.
2012-07-17 08:40:22 PM  
1 vote:
As soon as I can buy a gun without having to show ID I will support voting without having to show an ID.
2012-07-17 08:35:41 PM  
1 vote:
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2012-07-17 08:23:09 PM  
1 vote:
Shocking! I would NEVER have guessed this judge was also linked to the Walker recall.
2012-07-17 08:12:18 PM  
1 vote:
Looks like the Kock Brothers couldn't buy all the judges.
2012-07-17 08:10:54 PM  
1 vote:
way to go, justice system


2012-07-17 08:09:13 PM  
1 vote:
You know, we've been voting here in Wisconsin for over 150 years without photo I.D. and it's worked just fine. The GOP has yet to demonstrate that there have been enough fraudulent votes cast in Wisconsin over the last twenty years to swing a suburban school board race much less a statewide election. They just want to spend millions of taxpayer dollars to keep darker folk from voting.
2012-07-17 08:04:53 PM  
1 vote:
Cool! I'm voting early and often for Obama if it is ruled illegal in Georgia.
2012-07-17 07:57:47 PM  
1 vote:
Yippee! Suck it, Walker.
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