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  1. motivemagus

    motivemagus said, 8 months 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. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @onguard,
    Another huge load of lawn fertilizer you have laid down there. Do you get it from the Tea Potty? Or do you manufacture it yourself, in the good old 2 Hole Chic Sale?

  3. An Unscented Flower

    An Unscented Flower GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

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

  4. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 8 months 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?

  5. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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.

  6. Rockngolfer

    Rockngolfer said, 8 months ago

    @Northern Redman

    IDs are not free. I have posted that many times

  7. Sharuniboy

    Sharuniboy GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Gore Bane, et.al.
    Some States do provide “free ID”. The catch there is, simply, they provide them only by way of certain offices – such as Motor Vehicle, or Driver License, offices – and those who don’t drive – such as elderly, disabled, un-employed of any skin color, etc., – are, many times, faced with a COSTLY trip, if they actually need that item.


    Other States limit the issue to those who can provide “papers” proving their “identity” in the first place. Which, of course, presumes that everyone has such “papers” to begin with, or can afford the sometimes very expensive fees to secure them from other States, or even the Government Offices in the State in which they reside. Anyone of you ever sought a Birth Certificate in the wilds of places such as the Swamps of the Carolinas, etc., etc?


    Many elderly people living today – as well as many people of minority races – were born in areas where such things as Birth Certificates, etc., were, at best, sparse and hard to come by. Pre-World War 2 conditions in this Nation were no where near today’s electronic world, even in major Metropolitan areas, such as the Chicago so often slandered by the infantile kiddies who keep asserting “voter fraud” all the time, using that City as “example”.


    My Grandmother – Mother’s Mother – was a Midwife in the 19th/early20th Century, in Chicago. And, even up to World War 2, there was a very definite hiatus of birth registrations, not to mention those lost over the decades in fires, and other disasters involving County Court Houses. and other Government locations, in the U.S.A. Also, many people were still being born OUTSIDE the fancy areas of major hospitals, etc. And, in some places, they still are.


    O.K. A “free ID” meets Supreme Court requirements; and is not, really as such, at issue. BUT . . . ! What about the word, “free”? Let’s assume the document will be without cost, in and of itself, to the recipient. However . . . WHO pays for the “papers” search, the photo required – when the individual has to travel miles and miles to get to an office that even has a camera – and or whatever the other costs for this “free ID” may amount to in the long run?

  8. ARodney

    ARodney said, 8 months 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.

  9. ARodney

    ARodney said, 8 months 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.

  10. churchillwasright

    churchillwasright said, 8 months 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.”

  11. Gresch

    Gresch GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    We could use fingerprints each time instead…

  12. mdavis4183

    mdavis4183 GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

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

  13. Tigger

    Tigger GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @Rockngolfer

    They are indeed free, you are posting how much yu had to pay to renew your DL which is totally different. Photo ID’s are indeed FREE!

  14. Northern Redman

    Northern Redman said, 8 months ago

    @Rockngolfer

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

  15. capndunzzl

    capndunzzl said, 8 months ago

    ….informed and Dem. ;)

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