Democrat: Party of Cowards.

@ParaTed2k (22971)
Sheboygan, Wisconsin
October 17, 2008 12:21pm CST
What would it take for you to give up your right to vote? According to the Democrats, all it would take for a lot of their party members to give up their right to vote is a cop at the polling place. Would you not vote because you got a letter in the mail telling you that there's a discrepancy in your registration information? According to democrats, many Americans just wouldn't vote when faced with such intimidation. Would having to prove your identity and/or eligibility to vote keep you away from the polls? Is having to show that you are who you are, and that you can legally vote just petrify you beyond belief? The DNC must have a low opinion of their members. They seem to think that Democrats are such cowards that the slightest inconvenience would have them running for their lives. I can't think of anything that would keep me from exercising my right to vote. I also can't conjure up any sympathy for anyone who would use such flimpsy excuses not to vote.
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@spalladino (17921)
• United States
17 Oct 08
I've always had to show my driver's license to prove my identity, in both Maryland and Florida, and my name was checked against a list. I have always disagreed with those who say that you shouldn't have to prove who you are. If that were the case here I can tell you with absolute certainty that my 17 year old daughter, who has been very interested in this election, would be casting a vote under someone else's name. If my husband or I received the letter you described we'd take the time to go to the voter registration office at the courthouse and get to the bottom of it. Voting is a responsibility that I take very seriously and nothing would keep me home...not illness, bad weather or a cop at the polling place...which we actually had in one community I lived in to handle parking.
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@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
17 Oct 08
Sadly, many have turned the responsibility of voting into a "by any means possible" game.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
17 Oct 08
It is sad. Hey, my star took another hit and we're twins!
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@myklj999 (46161)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Well, I'm not a Dem (or a "dose" either) but you can damn sure bet having a cop there or having to show an ID or any of that will not stop me from voting. I'm an ex-felon; cops don't scare me. But many politicians do.
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@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
18 Oct 08
Are you in a state where ex fellons can vote?
@myklj999 (46161)
• United States
18 Oct 08
Illinois.
@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
18 Oct 08
I didn't know that about Illinois. I guess they wouldn't have any incumbents able to run if they didn't allow convicts to vote or run. Yes, Kidding! :~D
@xfahctor (14126)
• Lancaster, New Hampshire
17 Oct 08
If one is so easily ready to not vote for these reasons, then they deserve what ever dictatorship they bring on themselves. I watched the first Iraq elections with great interest. I saw people going to the polls under gunfire. I saw people going to the polls, getting a big purple finger making them marked people in public as having voted even though there were groups threatening to kill anyone who did. I saw a boy haul his crippled grandmother to the polls in a cart so she could vote under the same threats. After seeing all that, I think I can take 15 minutes out of my day to vote, cops, registration discrepancy or even a firing squad.
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@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
17 Oct 08
Exactly! When a person uses an excuse to not vote, they are merely stating what is more important to them than their right to vote.
@Taskr36 (13923)
• United States
17 Oct 08
Excellent examples Xfahctor. People here have forgotten the value of that right. Can you imagine the black Americans who had to know the constitution front and back just to pass a literacy test? Those people had their lives threatened and worked hard for their right to vote despite everyone at the voting locations being against them. Nowadays we have people who will just run home and give up their rights if they see so much as an innocent squad car in front of their voting location. It's truly pathetic.
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@gewcew23 (8010)
• United States
18 Oct 08
What would it take for you to give up your right to vote, absolutely nothing. I am a legal citizen who has a drivers license and a voter registration card so I have no problem proving who I say I am. If a cop was at my voting station I would have no problem, but of course as I said I can legally prove who I am. Would I not vote simply because I got a letter in the mail telling you that there's a discrepancy in your registration information, I would demand to know what the discrepancy was and try to fix it before November. But I am not a Democrat, and like you I have no sympathy either for them.
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@ParaTed2k (22971)
• Sheboygan, Wisconsin
18 Oct 08
If I got a letter saying there was a discrepancy, I would be there to fix them as soon as I could. If I got to the polls and someone was trying to prevent me from voting, cops would definitely be involved, because I would call them. If I got the polls and was told that I couldn't vote because someone already used my name to vote, there probabaly would be cops at the polls, because someone would call them on me!
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@flowerchilde (12534)
• United States
21 Oct 08
Where we vote, outside small town, WI, we always are asked to show our I.D. I have no problem with it whatsoever. I think all these loopholes for fraud should be closed. Including early voting! Someone voting twice takes away my right to vote!!! Voting goes on all day long.. And we know plenty of time in advance that it's coming.. Seems to me some want to keep fraud very possible!