"There is a lot of talk coming from CitiGroup about how Dodd-Frank isn't perfect, So let me say this to anyone listening at Citi I agree with you. Dodd-Frank isn't perfect. It should have broken you into pieces." -- Elizabeth Warren
Anyone wondering what I'm talking about start here:
The Psychology of Persuasion
States have always been allowed to put certain rules and restrictions on voting. All the constitution does is state the methods that States can not use to restrict voting, in order to prevent discimination.
Voting is now and always has been a priviledge, not a right.
Last edited by Grim17; 09-01-12 at 04:42 PM.
I've got nothing against making our voting system secure, obviously a trustworthy voting system is critical to having a functioning democracy. But people being able to vote freely and legitimately is also critical to a democracy. When the State government of Florida itself says during its purging its only caught one person who's fraudulently voted, and perhaps 5 or so more who should be investigated its not worth the cost of possibly disenfranchising thousands a number which again comes from the same state government.
How does doing that make our democracy better? How is our democracy stronger when thousands who have ever right to vote can't vote because we are worried about a handful of possible fraudulent votes? Thats' my concern/
Just because few people are getting caught, arrested and prosecuted for voter fraud, and crimes related to voter fraud, doesn't mean it isn't happening or the potential for it happening isn't there.
Here are a few examples: