Elder Patriot – As with almost everywhere else in the country, the voting rights of American citizens are being eroded by Democrat lawmakers and liberal judges who are intent on diminishing those rights by diluting their value with the votes of those illegally casting ballots.
Liberal judges have consistently relied on the arguments of progressive attorneys – often funded by George Soros – to liken the presentation of an I.D. to a poll tax that was outlawed by the Twenty-Fourth Amendment.
Poll taxes were a fixed payment for the right to cast a ballot. Although those advocating open elections for non-citizens often associate poll taxes with the former Confederacy, poll taxes were also in place in some northern and western states, including California, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Vermont, and Wisconsin.
The effort, since the nation was first formed, was to guarantee that those paying taxes weren’t outvoted by a nation of freeloaders. In fact, we can trace the rise of entitlements to the elimination of this concept in our laws along with far-too-generous immigration policies.
Judge Edith Jones, writing for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals said:
“The district court relied too heavily on evidence of Texas’s state-sponsored discrimination from a bygone era.”
The law in question still allows voters without any acceptable photo ID to cast a ballot but they will be required to sign an affidavit swearing to their eligibility.
Only someone intent on eliminating the citizenship requirement for voting altogether could find something problematic with this concession. The Justice Department joined the State of Texas in making the argument to the court.
The actions by the DOJ reverse another anti-American attack on our sovereignty that the Obama administration had supported.
The fact is, opposition from progressives has nothing to do with protecting the voting rights of citizens and everything to do with diluting those rights.
Kristen Clarke, president of the Washington-based Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, one of the groups involved in the lawsuit assailed the 2-1 decision:
“We continue to firmly believe that the Texas photo ID law is one of the most discriminatory and restrictive measures of its kind.”
The Democracy Fund, one of the most radical open borders advocacy groups in America, funds the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law.
Do you want to know what people really think? After this short 4-minute video you’ll be questioning who the racists really are:
The fact is Black and Hispanic American citizens along with other citizens who may be toiling in the lower third financially have been disproportionately hurt by the influx of cheap, illegal foreign workers. It’s simply a matter of supply and demand.
We have previously documented how the presence of illegals in the employment marketplace has disproportionately damaged the earning capacity of minority Americans.
We have also documented in dozens of articles that voter fraud by illegals is a very real problem for Americans who cast votes legally and not limited to one-off violations. With at least 3.5 million more registered voters than actual adult citizens across the country the foundation is there for the kind of voter fraud that Hillary Clinton’s campaign engaged in.
I.D. laws aimed at protecting the sanctity of the vote make sense and in a nation that refuses to enforce security at its border are absolutely necessary. The people who believe Blacks and minorities cannot get legal identification are the real racists. Even the poorest among us have the burden of showing identification before receiving government assistance.