About draft avoidance, who benefits from voter fraud
Dennis Tilly (“Others who missed the war; why ID law is bad,” July 27 Viewpoints) fails to note one crucial point in his attempt to equate those who avoided the draft by joining the National Guard, the Reserves or by utilising student deferments and those who avoided the draft by moving to Canada: the former methods were legal whereas the latter method was not.
He then proceeds to assert that the effort by the states to reduce the frequency and prevalence of fraudulent voting is a covert attempt to suppress the Democrat vote. Further claiming there is little to be concerned over, he conflates the prosecution of voter fraud with the incidences of same. In close political contests, it requires few fraudulent votes to alter the outcome of the election (e.g.: the 2004 Washington gubernatorial race, the 2004 Texas 28th Congressional District Democratic primary race, the 2008 Minnesota senatorial race) and procedural hurdles make investigation and prosecution of voter fraud a difficult, time-consuming, and expensive process. That the Democrat Party has been the demonstrable beneficiary of much, if not most, fraudulent voting shows who, or rather what, will be “harmed” by ensuring the integrity of elections through the implementation of voter identification laws.
Voter suppression is rampant — and wrong
Many believe that voting in Texas has been severely corrupted for years, with electronic voting machines and now voter suppression.
I really question the recent election of Cruz, of the Tea Party, who wants to end the affordable healthcare law, privatize Social Security, and destroy Medicaid and the social safety nets which made America a real compassionate, great country.
In January of 2000, the Supreme Court stopped the vote count in Florida between Al Gore and George W. Bush, and gave the presidency to the latter Republican candidate. This, perhaps, is one of the worst decisions in the history of the American ideal history, which we once had.
Voter suppression, which is pushed by several Republican governors, including in Texas, probably would have never happened if Al Gore had been elected president in the election in which he had the majority of all the votes.
Voter ID suppresses people of color, Hispanics, the elderly, poor and the disabled, and they are being singled out by the Justice Department in Washington. Two right wing officials have admitted that
this is the goal for defeating President Obama in the November 2012 election.
These states are in violation of the 1964 Voting Rights Act.
What a curse on America that happened in 2000 — and in 2001 with the collapse of both World Trade Centers and Building 7 in New York. Many believe 9/11 was an inside job, a reason to go to war on Iraq.
With all the corruption and greed in power throughout government we have now, sometimes I think I would like to live in some other far away country.
About draft avoidance, who benefits from voter fraud
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: A necktie for Roy – a Christmas story
When we walked into Roy Parnell’s real estate office on the square in Glen Rose almost 40 years ago, we were looking for a little piece of land on the Brazos River. What we found was something far more valuable than the beautiful property he sold us – a priceless friendship with a truly generous man.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Smoke, er, speak for yourself
Banning public smoking isn’t taking away our freedom, it’s simply taking away the risk of killing others around you.
KELLY: What do you think XVlll
The last time Thanksgiving Day and Hanukkah came at the same time was in 1888. This time it was on Nov. 28, 2013. Get this! The next time this will occur will be 79,043 years from now.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Smoking ban removes a freedom of choice
Some of my friends say there is a town that still allows freedom of choice. Wisdom from others say, “If you see it in the Democrat, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth – is there a still a town that allows freedom of choice?
NOW HEAR THIS: Laying off the straightest row
Whatever the challenge, wherever the task at hand, I find it refreshing to see people doing their absolute best to ensure a job done well. It doesn’t matter whether someone is a brain surgeon or a garbage truck driver, there can still be pride in one’s work ethic.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: I’m sure you’ll agree
Our government, Democrats and Republicans, are showing they know nothing about finances.
Texas public schools: What do you know about HB 5?
On June 10, Gov. Rick Perry signed into law one of the most-significant educational bills passed by the 83rd Legislative Session. Known as House Bill 5 – abbreviated as HB 5 – this bill made sweeping changes to our Texas educational landscape.
TISCIONE: The divine organization
The Church of Jesus Christ is both an organism and an organization. The Bible defines the church as the body of Christ. (Colossians 1:18)
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why I am a Republican
I hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving and are looking forward to a very Merry Christmas!
NOW HEAR THIS: Autumn – palate of color to enjoy
While I look forward each fall to the cool weather associated with the change of seasons, a wonderful side effect of this transition is the explosion of brilliantly colored foliage.
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