by L. J. Martin
An old Problem… And It’s Time It STOPPED!
Missouri, 1936: The fraudulent voting practices of the Pendergast machine in the 1936 election were shown, by investigations after Pendergast’s fall, to have been gargantuan. In his biography of Truman, Robert Ferrell has reported that a single house at 912 Tracy Street managed to produce 141 voters, and a vacant lot at 700 Main Street yielded 112 voters. The Second District, with a population of 18,478, brought in 19,202 votes for Pendergast’s ticket, to 12 (who could they have been?) for the opposition. The total Kansas City vote would have been possible legitimately only if the city had had 200,000 more adults than its actual population. Indeed, everything was up-to-date in Kansas City, they had gone about as far as they could go. Quote from: Two Americans: Truman, Eisenhower, and a Dangerous World by William Lee Miller from Knopf.
What is more precious to a democracy, to a republic, than the vote. Why did our forefathers risk their very lives, why have we sacrificed millions in foreign wars, both dollars and lives, were it not for every man being able to express his opinion, his wants, his desires with his vote. It’s the very heart and soul of who we are and what we stand for.
The vote is sacrosanct to our way of life, and as such, should be valued just below the life of each and every American.
sac·ro·sanct [sak-roh-sangkt] extremely sacred or inviolable:
1) a sacrosanct chamber in the temple.
2) not to be entered or trespassed upon: She considered her home office sacrosanct.
3) above or beyond criticism, change, or interference: a manuscript deemed sacrosanct.
Not to be trespassed upon, above interference.
So why do we tolerate voter fraud? Why do we tolerate voter interference? Why do we question that each and every voter must establish who they are and that they’re a citizen of this country?
It’s time the vote was valued as it should be and that voter fraud was looked upon as the trespass it is, as the affront it is to every American who’s given his or her life to protect our democracy, our republic. It’s time that we knew who was voting. This is not 1780. This is a time when every adult citizen of the United States of America has some form of identification, be it a driver’s license, a social security card, or a state I.D. And using one falsely to vote should be a felony. And if they don’t have some form of I.D., then they should have to prove to the satisfaction of whoever is preforming voter registration that they are citizens of this country, via a birth certificate. In this time of 20 million or more illegal aliens in this country, it’s time to verify that only those entitled to vote are voting. Illegal voting by a non-citizen should result in immediate deportation.
It’s time voter fraud was made a felony and the crime prosecuted. Voter fraud is pissing on the grave of every young man or woman who’ve given their life to protect it, or in the face of every young man or woman, or old man or woman, who’s fought to protect it. It’s a crime against all who love this country and our way of life.
L. J. Martin is the author of the conservative blog http://fromthepeapatch.com and of 30 book length works. He’s a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and many other writing organizations. Learn more at www.ljmartin.com, www.wolfpackranch.com, and on facebook at From The Pea Patch.