Monosyllabic Pedantry

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Exador's guide to Voting

Georgia just tried to pass a law, requiring picture ID for voting. If you listen to the usual cast of race pimps, you'd think they lynched someone from the Georgia Capital Dome. The ink wasn't dry on the new law, which was approved by the feds in accordance with the Voting Rights Act, before there was a lawsuit, and a judge in Rome (how fitting) deemed it to be an "undue burden".
I don't think anybody really knows how much voter fraud is going on. The democrats say none. The republicans say it's rampent. Certainly, there are plenty of illegals running around, and I'd bet my sombrero that some of them vote. It's common knowledge that the democrats favorite past time is getting those, who are ineligible to vote, to the polls. The homeless, the unregistered, felons. Ya know, their base.
One thing is for certain, there's a reason why both sides are so passionate about this. It tells me that both sides think that their numbers will change with the passage of the law. Which would lead one to believe that there is significant voter fraud, and it leans democratic.
Personally, I think that anything that moves the process closer to fraud-free, is a good thing.
Since the race pimps live 40 years in the past, they were arm-in-arm on a march, chanting about how it's a "poll tax", even though you could get an ID for free. Even though they even proposed a mobile ID unit that would go to your house and hand you a free ID if you're too much of a loser to stand in line.
Personally, I'm in favor of a poll tax. I want less people voting, not more. I wish more people would appreciate the sanctity of voting. All I've heard, generally from democrats, is how the only thing that's important is that everone gets out there and votes. This is total horse shit. If you have no idea what's going on; if you vote based on who has the best hair, or who kisses their wife the best, please don't vote. If the only things you know about politics, you learned from the Daily Show, Entertainment Tonight, or political hack ads, please don't vote. If you can't name your two senators and your representative, please don't vote. I'd like to see, not only a poll tax, but a test for literacy and general knowledge of the issues and candidates.
Neal Boortz once recommended that the country should be run like a corporation. I think this is an excellent idea. We should start with voting.
We should have a graduated system of voting, like we have for taxes. If you are on the dole; if you take welfare, food stamps, etc, you do not get a vote. If you're on the government teat, you don't get to steer the ship. Next, if you pay between nothing and, say, $1000 in taxes per year, you get one vote. $1000 to $5000, you get two votes. You get the idea.
Not only would this be an excellent incentive to get off welfare, it would do wonders for getting the vote-buying politicians to reduce the funding for it.


  • Yes, my god, let's run this country just like GM or Enron or Adelphia or Walmart. That'll be great.

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 6:52 PM  

  • Any coporation in America would be prosecuted if they ran their business like congress.

    nuff said

    By Blogger Exador, at 6:56 PM  

  • Clearly, you lack an appreciation for the fine art of corruption. You and your boy scouty ways.

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 7:09 PM  

  • You seem to admire corruption.

    You remind me of all the people who would know Clinton was a scumbag, but shook their heads, going, "But he's just so GOOD at it."

    By Blogger Exador, at 7:43 PM  

  • Some of us remember fondly the days when the motto of the Democratic party was "If you can't be good, be ballsy." Ah, Dan Rostenkowski, he was a politician a girl could love.

    By Blogger Aunt B, at 8:33 PM  

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