Tis Only My Opinion
May 2001 - Volume 21, Number 5
The Power of the Vote!
In the constitutional republic of the United States of America, the most basic right of a citizen is the right to vote.
Does each vote count?
For those who did not vote in this last election, the answer is YES!
Was each vote that counted legal?
The answer to that question is "Absolutely Not!"
The Motor Voter act makes it impossible to determine whether a voter is qualified to vote in an election. Senator McCain is harping on Campaign Finance reform when the real problem is making sure elections are not stolen by votes cast by people who are not qualified to vote.
Sometimes, I wonder if our politicians are all stupid and corrupt! Since the election, many irregularities have been discovered in almost every state and not just in Florida where the Gore campaign tried every legal maneuver to overturn the popular vote. But the problem is not the matter of the ballot, chads, illegal immigrants, felons and dead people that cast ballots. Nor is it the military votes not being counted.
The problem is that the citizens of this nation don't care that they are disenfranchised by all the illegal voting.
Where is the outrage!
So what are the qualifications to vote in most elections in this country? To refresh your memory, the requirements for the last general election are listed below:
Citizen of the United States.
Sounds pretty simple, doesn't it? The key requirement is that a voter must be a citizen of the United States. Yet, most voting rolls are riddled with mistakes.
Every state has a Bureau of Elections or something similar that is derelict in its most basic duty!
They do not verify that voters are citizens. In fact, in most states, they are not permitted to demand proof of citizenship!
You bet something is rotten in our Elections . . . but campaign finance reform has only a faint odor when the real stink is that voters are not required to prove their eligibility!
There are many ways that can be utilized to clean up the voting rolls. Perhaps, the most fundamental requirement is a picture I.D. that also only allows a voter to vote one time in each election whether by absentee ballot or in person.
Now some people will complain that we are invading people's privacy! Nonsense.
The most basic right of citizens in this country is to vote and to know that only qualified citizens are permitted to vote!
When a citizen living in a constitutional republic refuses to demand that only citizens vote, it will only be a matter of time before that country disappears.
Sorry, I don't understand why an illegal immigrant is even granted a drivers license. If they are illegal, send them home. And make sure that the second time they come to the U.S. illegally, they know that they will be either incarcerated or terminated. Perhaps, someone can tell me why we have to educate the children of illegal immigrants. If they are here illegally, they should be sent home. What is it about the word "illegal" that most politicians and liberals don't understand.
But then - 'Tis Only My Opinion!
Corruptisima republica plurimae leges. [The more corrupt a republic, the more laws.] -- Tacitus, Annals III 27
This issue of 'Tis Only My Opinion was copyrighted by Adrich
Corporation in May 2001.
Last updated - July 3, 2008