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Date Posted: 01:08:32 09/06/13 Fri
Author: Joe Rizoli (Smart me)
Author Host/IP: 146.115.156.139
Subject: Voter ID, who is the ignorant one?

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/opinions/letters_to_the_editor/x1155159618/Boriskin-Testing-for-ignorant-voters

Don't worry, the Democrats don't care who votes, as long as it is for a Democrat. They could be a Taliban bomber, and illegal alien, or even Big Foot. They wouldn't even care if the person was deaf dumb and blind, as long as they vote Democratic they don't need brains or voter ID. I'd be curious how these people cash their checks without any ID, maybe Mr/Miss Boriskin can expound. People are using dead peoples Social Security numbers and even little children's Social Security numbers to the tune where the monies earned by these phonies goes into what is called "The Earnings Suspense File" to the tune of about 70 billion dollars a year. This is approximately 7 MILLION wage items. No problem there with fraud is there? The culprits? "Unauthorized non-citizens" If they have false SS numbers they certainly could use their fraud to vote. Maybe the ignorance here is not just the fraud possible voters but Mr/Miss Boriskin. Oh, by the way, the information I got is from the Office of the Inspector General, OIG Audit report, Aug 2013, get it online.


Boriskin: Testing for ‘ignorant’ voters
The MetroWest Daily News
Posted Sep 05, 2013 @ 11:58 PM

Norman Clark believes that, despite Constitutional protections and our country's long history, we should "Discourage voting by lazy, ignorant" people (letters, Sept. 1). He maintains that voter ID laws are effective tools to accomplish that despite the clear evidence that these laws are used exclusively to disenfranchise voters who are unlikely to vote for the party passing voter ID laws. He doesn't say so outright but broadly implies that he believes that the disenfranchised voters will be Democratic, therefore lazy and ignorant.
If the lazy and ignorant are to be disenfranchised it should be based on proof of ignorance, not on discriminatory party politics. Perhaps all voters should be made to pass a test, for example the citizenship test given to immigrants before they can become U.S. citizens. Too hard? My employer required all employees to take a course on the Constitution and pass a fairly simple test. That might be a good alternative. If that's still too hard, how about requiring everyone to name the governor, president, the vice president, their state and U.S. representatives and senators, and perhaps the speaker of the U.S. House, one cabinet secretary, and one foreign leader?

I'd like to propose an "ignorance test." Let's get one thousand each of random Democrats and Republicans to take a test on the Constitution or another civics and citizenship test and compare results. Then prevent those who didn't pass from voting. It's a lot fairer than rationalizing voter ID laws as merely to prevent "lazy, ignorant" people from voting, regardless of which party they'd vote for.

Oh, wait, that can't happen. If asked, the current Supreme Court would declare such tests unconstitutional. Only laws that disenfranchise voters for the "wrong party" are allowed, and laws making voting more accessible, like the Voting Rights Act, are definitely not allowed.

K. A. BORISKIN

Bellingham

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