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Steve Benson

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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, about 1 year ago

    North Carolina passed a law to solve a virtually nonexistent problem by disenfranchising thousands of citizens. They found one (1) false voter in the last election, and as a consequence passed draconian laws which will fall hardest on African-Americans, one-third of whom lack the identification specified by the law and who will have to therefore pay for it, as well as reducing voting hours specifically to make it harder on people who have less time to vote, e.g., poorer people who are paid by the hour.
    It’s rather like frisking everyone who passes because one in 4.5 million might have stolen goods on their person.
    Sorry, folks, it’s racism pure and simple. Or if you prefer, they are disenfranchising people who are entitled to vote, but who MAY vote Democrat. Actually, now they almost certainly WILL vote Democrat, given the way the Republicans have dissed them.

  2. Glass Hole

    Glass Hole GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    For years afterwards, they continue to suppress themselves.. Then they want to blame others, for their self imposed poverty..

  3. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    Explain why one-third of African-Americans voters would lack an ID that is provided by the government for free, while apparently all White voter would have no problem obtaining one?

  4. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    @motivemagus

    The only racism I see Motive is the idea that every conservative – regardless of race – can obtain the necessary ID BUT only the black democrats witl be “disenfranchised” by a law that requires one to identify themselves.

    Would that then keep those same people from signing up for SNAP, SSAN, a free cell phone or any other government program? Try getting into a NAACP meeting without 2 forms of ID. Got to go to court? Shucks got to have an ID card. Want to rent an apartment? Dog gone it… need ID. Well shoot guess I’ll just go get me a 40 …. nope …. need ID.

    Anyone who is operating on any level in today’s society already has the necessary documents to vote.

    If you are so worried about those that may not have an ID card then get off this site and go find them and help them to get one.

  5. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, about 1 year ago

    @Northern Redman

    IDs are not free. I have posted that many times

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    This is the kind of BS you believe if you never get out of the conservative bubble. Texas itself says that over 700,000 people do not have the ID they need yo vote, so this is an attempt at voter suppression. Balance that with ZERO instances of in-person voter fraud. Oh, and the IRS scandal has been completely debunked — the IRS was doing its job, going after ALL political influence groups, conservative AND liberal, which legally cannot be tax exempt. You won’t hear about that on Fox News or from Darryl Issa, but you can easily find it on the internet, and by the fact that the investigations closed with no actual convictions or even accusations.

  7. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 1 year ago

    @onguard

    This is the kind of BS you believe if you never get out of the conservative bubble. Texas itself says that over 700,000 people do not have the ID they need yo vote, so this is an attempt at voter suppression. Balance that with ZERO instances of in-person voter fraud. Oh, and the IRS scandal has been completely debunked — the IRS was doing its job, going after ALL political influence groups, conservative AND liberal, which legally cannot be tax exempt. You won’t hear about that on Fox News or from Darryl Issa, but you can easily find it on the internet, and by the fact that the investigations closed with no actual convictions or even accusations.

  8. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    N.C. Voter Laws Would Remain More Liberal Than In Many States:
    ‘Blue’ states in Northeast and Midwest deny early voting, no-excuse absentee balloting


    “…comparing election laws in North Carolina with those of other states shows that the Tar Heel State has had and… would continue to maintain fairly liberal access to voting, especially when contrasted with several Northeastern states.

    While New York Times editorialists bemoaned what they consider a mean-spirited attitude toward low-income and minority voters from the North Carolina General Assembly, the Empire State’s election laws are more restrictive than ours.

    “Even under the legislation we have now, that simply reduced by a few days of early voting, we have more opportunity for folks to go vote than a big number of other states,” Moore said.

    Traditionally blue states such as New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut don’t allow either early voting or no-excuse absentee voting, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Other states allowing neither include Rhode Island, New Hampshire, Delaware, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Missouri, Kentucky, Virginia, South Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.”

  9. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    We could use fingerprints each time instead…

  10. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Geeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee, Benson claims black people are incapable of getting free photo IDs.

  11. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, about 1 year ago

    @Rockngolfer

    Just because you have posted something doesn’t make it true.

  12. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, about 1 year ago

    ….informed and Dem. ;)

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    sorry the rule is one person one vote. and they should remove the absentee ballots unless you are in the service.

  14. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, about 1 year ago

    Some other things said during that speech:

    “In the process of gaining our rightful place we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred.”

    “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up, live out the true meaning of it’s creed” “We hold those truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”"

    “I have a dream that one day my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of thier skin but by the content of their character.”

    Now maybe my “perspective” is different from yours. BUT, it seems to me that since that 50 years ago this country has bent over backwards to accommodate what is perceived as the need for one race to be given specific advantage in order to right past wrongs. So why is it that in 50 years time, that race still see’s itself as being persecuted? Are we not all “created” equal with the same abilities? Then why hasn’t that race used those abilities to do the same things the other race does and make their life better? What stands in the way? The government? Not hardly. White people? How is that possible?

    Just some questions that I have a hard time answering. I never had any advantage being from a poor home in a poor neighborhood having to hunt to help feed the family, work long hours at an early age to be able to afford new shoes to go to school. But then, I’m not white, I’m spotted light cream color.

  15. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, about 1 year ago

    24 Hours and I haven’t see one lib decrying the less liberal voting laws in NY and Mass than NC. Why is that?

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