Accusation that Voter ID Is Racist Demeans Blacks

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If that is not a legitimate inference, then only one other inference is possible: The argument is made solely in order to score political points by portraying black Americans as victims of Republican racism. Of course, that argument simply takes us back to the original question: Why does requiring a photo ID to vote prevent blacks from voting?

It is, however, effective. Calling Republicans racist has worked for half a century and will not be abandoned until it is universally recognized as the libel that it is.

What we have in both instances — the poor grammar that too many blacks use and the argument that demanding a photo ID is too hard on blacks — is not Republican racism. What we have are two more examples of the destructive consequences of leftist policies on black America.

It is difficult to overstate the negative impact making lesser demands on individuals, especially members of select groups, has on them. The message is as clear as day: We expect less of you. Why? Because we think less of you.

Do most of those on the left really think less of black Americans?

Given the lack of demands, given the rationalization for poor speech (before the left took over education, both blacks and whites spoke and wrote far better), given the advocacy of lowering standards for blacks from everything from civil service tests to college admissions and given other examples, it is hard not to conclude that many on the left really do think black Americans are not equally capable of excellence (outside of sports and entertainment). It is what George W. Bush called “the soft bigotry of low expectations.”

If this is not the case, there are two other explanations.

One is guilt. White liberals are so filled with guilt over historic American maltreatment of blacks that they have somehow concluded that making the same demands of blacks as of all other Americans is somehow unfair.

The other is political opportunism — portray liberals and their policies as the saviors of black Americans. Aside from its constituting cynical exploitation, the problem is that in order to portray oneself as another person’s savior, one must portray the other as in need of saving.

Conservative Americans, on the other hand, actually believe there is no difference between black and non-black abilities, and therefore see only harm in depicting a substantial percentage of the black population as essentially incapable of obtaining a photo ID.

Which group has more respect for black Americans? The answer is obvious. And one day, most black Americans will know the real answer to that question. That will be the beginning of the final stage of black liberation, as well as the end of the Democratic Party as we now know it.


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  • trs6800

    Eventually a lot of left-supporting "underprivileged" will realize how seriously they're being dissed, and the backlash against the left will not be pretty.

  • trickyblain

    I've heard many a Southern Republican using "English" that's jacked-up beyond the point of Ebonics — while on the floor of Congress, no less. That Republicans would enable this butchery of the English language belies thier lack of Moral Clarity. No?

    It must be that Prager is a devout racist, then.

    • Tar_n_Feathers

      Jacked-up beyond the point of Ebonics? I doubt you've ever heard any such thing. Even one example would be surprising.

      • trickyblain

        See any speech by Strom Thurmond. That man made Pacman Jones sound like, well, Barack Obama.

        • Tar_n_Feathers

          Dude, I don't know what time warp you beamed down from, but Thurmond has been dead for 8 years. And trying to compare a man who entered politics in 1947 to a man who entered the NFL in 2005 is like comparing apples to uranium. At best.

    • rossensearchteam

      Black people talk does seem to be tied to their southern roots. But nobody has tried to label white trash mumbling as its own language yet.

      That would probably be racist.

    • Jim_C

      I don't know if Prager is a devout racist; but he has always been a devout moron.

      "Southern strategy," anyone?

      • Dennis X

        Watching a NBA player being interviewed, is that code for a Black man. When I vote, my name is matched in a registery with my name and address. And I must show my drivers lic. you want more? Low expections, prager has never heard of MOREHOUSE, HOWARD, SPELLMAN etc. you/ he always labels/ measures Black by those on the lower ecomonic scale. Are whites subject to the same perpective, ie you are defined only by your lowest earners.

  • rossensearchteam

    I dont see any problem with requiring ID to vote.
    I didn't know that you could vote without one?!

    That seems absurd.

    But Republicans ARE racist.

    Not every last conservative, but as a gestalt, as a political party, they are lead by racists and pander to knee-jerk racism.

    Just like you're doing on this website.

    And no, there aren't any poor Jews either.
    We stick together.

    (BTW: Liberals are also racist AND sexist. They HATE the white heterosexual male. Apparently everybody is.)

  • tanstaafl

    Given what we know about the numbers of illegal immigrants in this country, requiring a photo ID would seem to be common sense.

    • sedoanman

      Not if you want them to vote.

  • Don from B.C.

    Bizaare. Here in Canada, I am required by law to prove my identity, my residency and my citizenship each and every time I vote. If I'm on the voter list, then my citizenship has already been established as has my residency. However, if I am NOT on the voter list for my riding, then I must bring with me documents to prove my Citizenship (birth certificate, naturlization card or passport), my residence (bill addressed to a residence in the riding) and my government issued photo ID (such as a drivers license or passport).

    I cannot fathom how any locale can allow voting without proof of these things.

    And just because the issue of voter fraud is small, doesn't this person wish to eliminate it completely? Or are they okay with a "small amount of voter fraud"? And how much voter fraud is acceptable before they decide something must be done?

    And what happens when you have a vote that is decided by say 10 votes. What if 11 votes were fraudulent? Now you have a fraudulently elected representative. How can that possibly be okay?

    This reeks of lutefisk-smelling logic.

    • Jhon

      I have the same opinion with you, I think the left just want to use Vote Fraudulence to their advantage, I heard that is what happens at the US legislative election last year.

  • Guest

    If a voter is challenged and found to be fraudulant after the vote has already been run through the counter and counted then a vote is removed at random and the vote is recounted without that random vote. That randomly removed vote is most likely not the fraudulant vote in question. There would be 1 in the total number of votes cast that the random vote is the fraudulant vote. THIS METHOD of repair does not hold water! Voters must be challenged "before" their vote has been run through the machine and counted. This can only be done with a check of the voters ID and any supporting documentation. If there is any doubt or question then that vote and voter information must be placed in a seperate uncounted place. Then anyone with fruadulant registry in that pile must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law!

  • coyote3

    Don't understand this article and the comments to it. It may or not be that the voter identification laws are "racist". At this point it is irrelevant. The United States Supreme Court has held that voter identification laws, at least the photographic identification laws, are a power reserved to the state, and the state has a legitimate interest in this area. They are therefore, "constitutional".

  • Gman213

    One day a majority of blacks will wake up and realize that they are still slaves…to the democrats and "black leaders" who are the actual slave owners.

  • Larry Linn

    Perhaps you would also like to repeal the 15th, 17th, 23rd, and 24th Amendments to the Constitution, and reverse the Supreme Court decisions for Harper v. Virginia Board of Elections; South Carolina v. Katzenbach; Oregon v. Mitchell; as well as Dunn v. Blumstein.