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Infuriated

August 24, 2013

Today I heard on my local WETM News that a Pennsylvania judge barred the Voter ID law for the upcoming November elections. This infuriates me and our organization, the Mansfield Tea Party....

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 10:04 PM

Do you know why I'm not sympathetic to "getting an ID?"

I came from, up until approximately 45 years of age, an abusive background. I was the nightmare story that "lifetime" network fills its airways with. Verbal, physical and sexual. It is perhaps why, getting an ID seems like a miniscule thing to do. Welcome to the world of ID. I wish cell phones would have been in use when I went through my personal abuse saga. Now, tell me your story of abuse and what you've really dealt with in life and I'll listen.

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 6:14 PM

cont.

If you won't/can't provide information to secure the right to vote for our elected officials, then it becomes your problem, period.

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rmiller

Aug-30-13 6:13 PM

Spike, your post is fair, make available places for all to reach. My thought on this voter ID is that we need to stop seeing it as a "power grab". Everyone of us has at least one type of ID if not twenty. Someone who desires to vote, will jump hurdles to do so. When I first went for my voter reg. card, which was mailed to me (at an existing address) I was a bit frustrated that I had to even register. But, it is the way things are and I didn't see it as a Democrat/Republican issue. While the Republicans are pushing for the bill, in the long run, if it did suppress a vote, who's fault is it? The League of Women Voters is all too ready and willing to provide transportation, along with other govt. institutions. Not one person on here or anywhere in this nation can provide one valid reason why voter ID is nonsense. If you are a valid American Citizen, do what is right and vote.

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rmiller

Aug-29-13 11:54 PM

Ida, there is no more reason to suspect voter suppression than voter intimidation, right? I was highly suppressed on this past general election, scared actually and called in the voter officers from the county to resolve intimidation. It didn't stop me then, and it won't now. But, that will be our greater fear in the future, not suppression, those folks they claim are being suppressed? The showed up in droves this past election, so what's the problem?

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rick424

Aug-25-13 8:51 PM

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spike2

Aug-25-13 9:53 AM

Erik - you live in Pa. felons who are released and on parole status can vote. Persons at Pre-Release can vote. The sentence itself is the punishment. Period. No other add-ons or taking away of rights. That is Pa. law. I think we should make sure voter ID is truly easily obtainable. We could authorize the taking of Photo ID at many locations prior to elections. We could use schools during an appointed time on several weekends. Schools are found in most neighborhoods and more accessible than the DMV.

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CMReeder

Aug-25-13 8:23 AM

"But they could care less about how the lack of ID restricts their lives."

Who made that possible?

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CMReeder

Aug-25-13 8:22 AM

Good response David.

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JerryfromRI

Aug-25-13 7:44 AM

It is obvious to all that the intent of the voter ID laws are to prevent people from voting.

The GOP won't stop at voter ID either. Soon they'll demand proof of residency at the polling place too. Don't have two utility bills in your name? You can't vote! They'll try everything and anything to stop you from voting.

Shame on YOU if you continue to support their outrageous power grab.

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Capricorn1

Aug-25-13 3:15 AM

"In todays high tech world, why could it not be made possible to give photo ID's at the same place one registers?"

Thank you Scott. While I don't know if your suggestion is feasible, at least you have the attitude that something should be done to help these people obtain ID. There are many on the left that preach about the disenfranchised and how this law will restrict them from voting. But they could care less about how the lack of ID restricts their lives. As long as they can vote.

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DavidBross

Aug-25-13 12:08 AM

"Yes, we carefully screen our candidates unlike the DNC which would elect an inexperienced, inarticulate candidate due to the color of his skin." Erik, two things. First, please explain how that careful screening worked in the '08 and '12 presidential elections. I'm thinking that Palin, and the series of presidential hopefuls (Bachman, Perry, Cain, and to a lesser degree, Santorum) that ran in '12 seemed more like shooting stars than candidates who belonged in the national political scene. Second, it sounds like you believe the the DNC and RNC elect candidates.

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Scott36

Aug-24-13 7:27 PM

Mr. Zook, Premier, & Erik, Why not suggest something constructive. In todays high tech world, why could it not be made possible to give photo ID's at the same place one registers? I believe one can now use an ATM/credit card with a phone attachment. Why not photo IDs?? One could go right into the inner cities and make sure everyone is properly registered.

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eriklatranyi

Aug-24-13 5:11 PM

Scott36:

Yes, we carefully screen our candidates unlike the DNC which would elect an inexperienced, inarticulate candidate due to the color of his skin.

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Premier

Aug-24-13 4:37 PM

I know how to get this law passed across the nation in the blink of an eye.

It would start with a rich person commenting that "poor people" have no right to photo ID let alone vote. That would get the liberal media spinning and the House would be in turmoil to get this redistribution of photo ID's pushed through post haste.

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JohnZook

Aug-24-13 4:33 PM

I still like my idea. Set up photo ID centers in polling places and provide free transport and a free lunch or dinner voucher to each "disenfranchised" voter. Start in January and end it in September.

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CMReeder

Aug-24-13 4:09 PM

Scott36, It isn't funny it is ruinous.

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CaymanJim

Aug-24-13 2:27 PM

Makes me wonder how many folks out there bit*ching about not having a voter photo ID are Sam's Club members. Seems to me those photo ID cards should suffice...LOL. FYI, Ms Temple...we elect, not hire, legislators, not legislatures.

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Scott36

Aug-24-13 2:23 PM

CMReeder, I know, & I personally think it is funny. I think some of them know it too, but are too "hamstrung" by the "religiousness" of their parties platform, & fear being called a "non-conservative". So they do not voice their own possible solution. In the words of Hannity, they are Great American free thinkers.

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Scott36

Aug-24-13 2:14 PM

Otherwise stated, offer more varieties and quantities of free ice cream for the parasites.Bobbie2

Now, now, let's keep 'corporate welfare" out of it.

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CMReeder

Aug-24-13 1:21 PM

Scott36, Gov. Christie isn't the only one they are doing it to, Rubio for his work on immigration reform. Ted Cruz is being scrutinized because he was born in Canada not the US, by of all people Trump. The candidates for the nomination for the Republican ticket for President will have to prove they deserve to be call conservative and worthy of the conservative's backing.

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JerryfromRI

Aug-24-13 1:08 PM

Mike, got a counter argument other then "nice try"?

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Scott36

Aug-24-13 12:35 PM

Oh let the fun begin with the republican party.-rick424 It already has, it seems that they are cannibalistic. e.g. Gov. Christie(spelling?) whom DARED to work with the President in an effort to help the very citizens he was elected to represent. OH THE HORROR!!! RHINO!!!

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CMReeder

Aug-24-13 11:40 AM

Artur Davis made those charges after he lost his election bid as a Republican candidate. When pressed for proof and names of people who could make it happen he could not provide any evidence.

The Voter Id laws only target individual voters, cases of which are next to non-existent. The laws did not address voting fraud, only voters. Fraud still happens.

The increase in black voters may have to do a lot with the fact that the black voters saw the new ID laws as a way to suppress their vote and they made sure they got out and voted. The new laws only incensed the Black voters.

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cheyenne

Aug-24-13 11:28 AM

"Being free means being free to make dumb decisions."- JerryfromRI.

Really Jerry? Then why do we have seat-belt laws?

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mikekerstetter

Aug-24-13 11:10 AM

JerryfromRI-"No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States" The 14th amendment, section One."

Nice try, it says nothing about voting. In fact, further it says states shall APPOINT representatives. NEXT!!!

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