Oh, Pennsylvania. It's almost like I WANT to respect you as a state, but then you go and do something silly that caters to the regressive subculture of this country, also referred to as the far-left fringe of today's Democrat Party.
Today a Pennsylvania judge has determined their voter ID law unconstitutional, claiming it "unreasonably burdens the right to vote." In other words Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley considers getting an ID... a buden.
Note to all you 17 and 19-20 year old Pennsylvanians out there looking to purchase some smokes or drink some beer this weekend, remember: getting an ID in PA is a burden and shouldn't affect your "legal" (used loosely for good reason) right to smoke / drink. Pass it on.
If this excuse is how they wish to argue voter ID laws... could we not say the same thing about our right to bear arms? Does requiring an ID and implementing a possible waiting period "unreasonably burdens the right to..." BEAR ARMS?
He also went to say that the current voter ID law is"a substantial threat" to hundreds of thousands of qualified voters. Why stop there? How about millions? In crazy person theory it's possible that someday billions of Pennsylvanians could be turned away just because the state of PA has made it so gosh darn impossible to get a ID... which disenfranchises any and all minorities / gays / immigrants / women / handicapped / lazy voters.
The decision goes on to read:
"Voting laws are designed to assure a free and fair election; the Voter ID Law does not further this goal."
Really? As opposed to NOT asking for ID's? Honestly... Which is more fair? Requiring people that are capable of voting legally to provide an ID that the vast majority already possess or to break down your only firewall and ease the possibility for potential criminals to affect the integrity of the system?
In trolling through the various political sites today I continue to read the usual defense by leftist Democrats: Voter fraud doesn't exist. It's fantasy. Impossible!
Uh, no... it happens, ( <== hey look, a unicorn!) whether it fits your narrative or not, and just because you don't/can't see it or are mentally incapable of realizing the potential of it occuring, it will always be there unless the necessary steps are done to prevent it. If you don't you're taking a giant (/dangerously insane) leap of faith in thinking people will never cheat the system when steps to prevent illegal actions are simply ignored or no longer enforced. Just because you've never seen a murder, rape, bank robbery or any other crime doesn't mean that it won't occur anymore just because you've decided to stop enforcing it.
We're not exactly asking for 3 forms of ID, like so many federal government agencies currently do for the various services they provide... we're asking you to show who you say you are with one simple flash of your license or state issued id card (the latter of which I will argue SHOULD be free in every state).
Why shouldn't we need an ID to vote (which is a choice) when an ID is required for ObamaCare (and if you don't already have insurance, eventually mandatory)?
It sure is more affective than burying your head in the sand, pretending something can't / won't ever happen simply because you choose to convince yourselves it's an innocent request and that diabolical agendas aren't behind those groups who so adamantly fight for the removal of such voter ID laws.