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
Letters to the Editor – May 23, 2013
America is being destroyed by voter fraud and the buying of votes by the followers of Karl Marx.
CNHI EDITORIAL: Seizure of AP phone records an insult to independent press
Distrust of government secrecy has been elevated to an exceptional level with the disclosure the Justice Department covertly examined two months of Associated Press phone records to determine who leaked details to the AP about a foiled terrorist plot.
NOW HEAR THIS: ‘What we’ve got here is a failure to communicate’
This famous quote addressing communication failure is a classic line from the 1967 movie “Cool Hand Luke,” starring Paul Newman. Strother Martin, who played the role of the warden in a southern prison, would use this phrase every time he gave Luke a good whack with his baton. The concept resonated so well with moviegoers that it was voted No. 11 of the 100 all-time favorite movie quotes according to the American Film Institute.
Letters to the Editor – May 19, 2013
Do you remember the “MISSION ACCOMPLISHED” sign that the personnel on the USS Abraham Lincoln displayed to greet President Bush when he went out to greet them?
Guest opinion: Campaign with honor
All politics is local and personal! I hope that you and your family have a wonderful summer, filled with relationship building experiences and times of relaxation. As you do all the things that re-charge us for the next round at work and involvement in community and political activities, let’s reflect on the 2013 local elections for a moment.
TISCIONE: Woe for calling evil good
You don’t often see “woe” used in an article. It’s a word that has fallen out of usage in our day. But it’s a word that ought to be understood and taken seriously.
Letters to the Editor – May 17, 2013
As mercury pollution threatens our waterways and carbon pollution-fueled climate change worsens extreme weather, we need someone in Washington who knows how to get things done.
Letters to the Editor – May 15, 2013
I just wanted to express my heartfelt thanks to the slobs, idiots and inconsiderate people who continually decorate the beautiful Texas landscape with their trash. I guess it’s really a form of art with beer bottles and cans, boxes, plastic drink containers, food packaging and just about anything else you can think of. It just doesn’t appeal to me. Thank you.
NOW HEAR THIS: Not by the hairs of my chinny chin chin
I had never really considered this possibility, but every one of the Three Little Pigs was almost certainly a guy. I know that assumption is not particularly popular from an equal opportunity standpoint, but the fact is fairly certain. How do I know? They all three had hair on their chinny chin chins.
ESTES: Securing a bright future for Texas
Texas businesses have created more than 500,000 jobs since November 2011. Our economy is growing nearly 50 percent faster than the rest of the country and our cost of living remains low.
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