Comments on: Clear-eyed dissent from Supreme Court’s ruling to allow Texas voter ID law Tue, 31 Mar 2015 16:41:14 +0000 hourly 1 By: visailian Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:27:38 +0000 Here is a simple idea. If you are going to vote in American elections, would it not be nice to know that you really are an American citizen to begin with? Is that concept so hard to grasp?

If America now believes that anyone is eligible to vote in their elections, then why bother to have them in the first place? The American voting process is based on the simple idea that Americans are voicing their opinion on who they want in their government, are they willing to accept higher taxes for the payment of infra-structure projects, and in special cases, the removal of officials that are no longer fit for office. Those are some of the reasons Americans vote. This right, under no circumstances, should be considered a right of those in America illegally or those that have not bothered to go through the process of being allowed to vote in American elections.

By: uncledirtnap Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:58 +0000 Oh beg pardon Mister Gaines, just wondering …

Will you now be revising this column or its title now that we’ve learned today that “Justice” Ginsburg’s dissent is being scrubbed of the factually incorrect statements she used to justify her blithering idiocy in her dissent?

Truly amazing that a historical document that demonstrate the intellectual vapidness of the leftist jurist who wrote it can be altered in this fashion.

“Clear-eyed” indeed.

By: Timmy2001 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:00:30 +0000 In Illinois it doesn’t matter, the voting machines only collect votes for democrats, no matter how much ID you show. LOL!

By: AZreb Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:06:55 +0000 There are SEVEN forms of ID that are accepted for voting. If these activist groups want to make a difference, then they should be transporting people to offices where they can obtain one of the seven forms of ID, if qualified.

By: michaelryan Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:11:06 +0000 a lot of folks keep referring to photo id laws in other countries or states. Most of the references are incorrect..

Canada does not REQUIRE a photo ID
Washington State does not Require a photo ID
India does not require photo id
etc etc..

The key thing that is missed in this debate – is that the purported reason for the law – election fraud – is a fraud in itself. Election fraud is not a problem in the usa. If you think otherwise – give me one example of an election that was won using voter fraud in the last 30 years??

By: eddieroo Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:31:10 +0000 Why in the world would ANYONE be opposed to someone having to identify him/herself prior to voting? If it’s really that hard and discriminatory to get an ID, then are bars racist and discriminatory? Are insurance companies all racist and discriminatory? Are airlines racist and discriminatory? For God’s sake, people attending MICHELLE OBAMA’S BOOK SIGNING were required to show PHOTO ID. How racist and discriminatory!!!!


DEMS, is it possible that your low voter turnout is due to failed policies? Nah, of course not. It must be those eeeeeeevil Republicans, blocking the vote!

I USED TO BE A DEMOCRAT. Then I had to EARN a living. I realized that my vote was being co-opted for a liberal agenda that was ANYTHING but liberating.

By: emb21 Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:17:10 +0000 The law that the Texas court overturned immediately prior to a national election,is essentially the same as the laws that SCOTUS has previously approved in other states. That is why the fifth circuit granted the stay. The law has a high probability of being upheld on appeal, and changing the rules two weeks before an election is disruptive.

By: BigRocket Sun, 19 Oct 2014 03:23:14 +0000 By law, you have to show your government-issued ID card to buy alcohol, obtain employment, etc, etc. Why should it be any different when it comes to protecting the integrity of our country’s democracy? You say this could affect voter turnout among the poor, but please, this is just a sorry excuse to allow illegal immigrants to corrupt our political system, and vote for liberals who support open borders and government handouts.

By: elsewhere Sat, 18 Oct 2014 23:28:10 +0000 When travel and hotels do not require photo identification then voters might be allowed a pass.

By: tetris Sat, 18 Oct 2014 22:32:42 +0000 The requirement that voters produce ID -proof that he/she is who they claim- as a pernicious right wing effort to disenfranchise presumably pro Democrat voters, is a legal straw man of the American Left that refuses to go away.

For perspective, try voting in say, The Netherlands, Sweden, France or Canada without proper voter ID and registration on the appropriate voters list, and see how far you get. You will be turned away, because in most jurisdictions outside the US, the voter ID requirement has been accepted as the best means of prevention election fraud.

The US Left, including the three dissenting SCOTUS judges, are barking up the wrong civil liberties tree.