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Translation "vote fraud" = "non Republican vote"

The Neoconservative Republican's have learned many new tricks thanks to the 'ol white southern Democrats switching to the Republican Party. Opposition to the spirit of the 14th and 15th Amendments has moved north into the homestate of the grand old Republican Party. Perhaps we can harness Lincoln's spinning corpse for power generation. No connection whatsoever here to the fact that minorities and the elderly who tend to vote "non Republican" would be most taxed by the current GOP Voter ID proposals?

A network database with digital photos taken on site at polling places can provide the same security as photo ID cards with out being a de facto poll tax. We need not sacrifice liberty for a little (very little) security.

Get real indeed.

Properly translated vrsion of the posting at scottwalker.org:

Walker Offers Solution to Wisconsin's Non Republican Vote Dilemma: Get REAL

Plan Would Require a Photo ID to Vote and Repeal Same Day Registration

[Wauwatosa...] Wisconsin needs to get REAL about non Republican vote, says Milwaukee County Executive and Candidate for Governor Scott Walker. "I was the author of the original photo ID requirement legislation; this requirement along with other details in my get REAL plan will help solve Wisconsin's non Republican vote dilemma."

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No picture ID! Sorry Mr. President, you can't vote here.

Article 1 of 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution

1. All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.

According to this George W. Bush only carries a handkerchief.

No picture ID! Sorry George, if you live in the Wisconsin that the State Legislature wants, you will be denied the right to vote.

Is, to deny a citizen the right to vote because they don't have an ID, to deny liberty without due process?

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War and the US Constitution

Article I, Section 8

The Congress shall have power ... To declare War, grant letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

It is not within the enumerated powers of the President to declare War, nor is it within his power to alter the rules concerning captives. Perhaps the strict Constitutionalists should strike down the War Powers Act, and return the full power to make war to Congress. The People and Congress should keep the Constitution in mind if they think the current administration is contemplating the invasion of Syria or Iran.

We have done this little jaunt into Afghanistan and Iraq under the continuing resolution clause of the War Powers Act, and not in true keeping with the Constitution.

I think most people would agree, that if George W. Bush had stood before Congress and asked for a declaration of War against Afghanistan, that he would have gotten it.

The debate regarding a Declaration of War against Iraq, would have probably been more intense and would not have had a guaranteed outcome.

Am I arguing that Iraq is wrong? No, I am arguing that wars conducted without the full weight of a Declaration of War weaken both our commitment to the law of the land and our standing in the community of nations.

When a person serves in the Armed Forces of the United States of America, having faith in the fight may make the difference between victory and defeat. We owe it to ourselves and to the members of the Armed forces, to insure that our full commitment, in the form of a Declaration, is the product of an open debate.

War should not be conducted by a nation in doubt.

The debate and the exercise of the power of "We The People" is why we should always take the Constitutional path to war as defined in Article I, section 8.