"Most of the laws have been promoted and approved by Republicans, who argue they are needed to avert voter fraud. Democrats say the measures are actually aimed at reducing minority votes for their candidates."
Pondering this issue, I realized that rather than showing ID to vote, it’s time we put technology to good use. I propose everyone have a digital photo taken at the entrance to the polls, which is compared to the data base from that day’s photos for a software facial scan match before being granted entrance to vote if it’s a unique image. Twins would be flagged to permit a match once, triplets twice and so on. This would greatly minimize the risk of voter fraud and effectively solve the problem of disenfranchisement due to lack of identification.
“Earlier in the week, commission officials said the agency will eliminate nearly 60,000 deceased people and individuals whose names didn’t match DMV records.”
I say, the agency would do well to eliminate those names even without ID laws on the books, simply because that’s their job.
Despite his promise to veto amendments within the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) President Obama said Wednesday he will approve the law allowing the U.S. military to arrest and hold anyone it deems a terrorist, even on American soil.
Phil Hirschkorn of CBS News reports the Obama administration abandoned its veto saying the final version of the bill had been “softened.” The minor adjustments to the wording now give the President power to issue a waiver of the military detention requirement and allow the White House to use its own judgment in putting the controls into place.
A White House statement says, “We have concluded that the language does not challenge or constrain the President’s ability to collect intelligence, incapacitate dangerous terrorists, and protect the American people, and the President’s senior advisors will not recommend a veto.”
Executive Director of Human Rights Watch Kenneth Roth told CBS, “By signing this defense spending bill, President Obama will go down in history as the president who enshrined indefinite detention without trial in U.S. law. In the past, Obama has lauded the importance of being on the right side of history, but today he is definitely on the wrong side.”
The ACLU agrees. “If President Obama signs this bill, it will damage both his legacy and American’s reputation for upholding the rule of law,” Laura Murphy, director of the ACLU Washington Legislative Office says. “The last time Congress passed indefinite detention legislation was during the McCarthy era, and President Truman had the courage to veto that bill.”
Contrary to the White House statement quoted above, I assert that the passage and language of this bill constrains your ability to use your best judgment in our best interest to protect the American people from the dangerous terror which our system of government has become.
In response, I demand that you not only veto this bill, but I further insist that all those who voted for it (yourself included should you sign) be impeached and/or tried for treason as this is clearly an unconstitutional declaration of war upon the people whose interests your are all elected to represent.
I did vote for you and I want to vote for you again. If you let this pass, however, voting for you would be against common sense.