Skip to comments.Critics: Proposed Ga. law amounts to a poll tax
Posted on 03/13/2009 1:36:10 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta
Critics: Proposed Ga. law amounts to a poll tax By KATE BRUMBACK 3 hours ago
ATLANTA (AP) A proposed Georgia law would require prospective voters to prove citizenship, a practice opponents say would keep the poor, elderly and minorities away from the polls as taxes and literacy tests once did.
It's been more than 40 years since the Voting Rights Act was signed, barring voting practices used throughout the South for years to keep poor blacks from voting. Today in Georgia, registering to vote is simple: check a box on an application affirming you are a citizen.
However, both chambers of the Georgia Legislature approved a bill earlier this month that would require people to provide a birth certificate, U.S. passport, naturalization papers or other documents proving citizenship. ...
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Sounds like a pretty common-sense thing to me, what with there being 20 million or more people in this country illegally.
Come in, give them some ice cream and fill out the ballot for them.
That's how it's done.
So the poor, minorities, and the elderly aren’t citizens of Georgia then?
“A proposed Georgia law would require prospective voters to prove citizenship, a practice opponents say would keep the poor, elderly and minorities away from the polls....”
A proposed Georgia law would require prospective voters to prove citizenship, a practice opponents say would keep illegal aliens, out of state residents, the deceased and voters who fraudulently vote multiple times (IOW, the Democrat base)away from the polls....”
I am so sick of the poor, black people (rich and poor), and latinos, etc. being treated as if they are stupid low level monkeys. They are not. They full-fledged humans with the same responsibilities and rights as everyone else. If a white person can get off their butt and provide ID for a home purchase, a cruise, a club outing, then so can a black or elderly.
Huh? Can some one explain this to me.
“critics” would be wrong, and probably illegals.
Well, if they can force me spend money to exercize my 2nd ammendment rights, before i even purchase a weapon and/or ammo, why not my right to vote? Seems reasonable to me.
There should be a minimum competency test, too.
[A proposed Georgia law would require prospective voters to prove citizenship, a practice opponents say would keep the poor, elderly and minorities away from the polls as taxes and literacy tests once did.]
Ummm, why is it hard for the poor, elderly, and monorities to prove citizenship?
Now if we could get the Usurper in the Oval Office, masquerading as President, to provide similar documentation.
Gee, this is supposed to be the law for getting a job, getting a driver’s license...
Liberals say that about everything.
That, and if you don’t pay millions of tax dollars to subsidize “art” which offends most and which nobody likes:
But the “fairness doctrine”, isn’t censorship.
I guess the King will override one of his Lordships rules.
And if the democRats are so worried about it,
spend some ACORN money on IDs
Lets just rephrase this and say if they can’t find their birth certificate, they can’t vote.
The state has a legitimate interest in finding a balance between potentially preventing a small number of elderly citizens from voting and allowing voter fraud.
Both are bad, but the balance has been too far over on allowing voter fraud for too long. It is time to bring things back to an even keel.
They should bring back the literacy test. No American who can't read English should vote.
Here in Texas, we have a “Pole Tax” that impacts dancers in strip clubs who dance around a pole.
I think maybe they should add the old fashioned literacy test to see if people trying to vote understand what a political office can do, who's running, what the various parties stand for in general, etc.
While I'm dreaming, I'd like to see all references to the candidate's political affiliation removed from the ballot. That way the public would have to know the candidates and what they stand for. I would like to totally eliminate straight party votes that can be made by checking one box on the ballot. That just encourages the voters to stay stupid.
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