Posts Tagged ‘Voter ID’

For the First Time

Posted: October 22, 2012 in Uncategorized

For the first time in my adult life I have been concerned for my republic.

Oh, like many, I’ve opposed our actions, positions, policies, decisions, and directions many times before. I have been repulsed by over sized amounts of arrogance, small-mindedness, and a willingness to clearly harm others for personal gain. Those moments have been frequent.

But I have never trembled for our democracy quite so much as when I first became aware that concerted efforts were afoot to reduce the accessibility of voting. That is scary. And all under the rubric of avoiding voter fraud, of which little is actually documented. It is a ruse, this talk, to cover the real intent: Keep some people away from the polls.

That frightens me. It smacks of totalitarian dictatorships in which the public is intimidated to either stay away from voting or coerced into voting for one candidate.

I pray this is resisted.