The Radical Judges Who Struck Down Texas’ Voter ID Law

Matthew Vadum is an award-winning investigative reporter and the author of the book, "Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts Are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers."


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These left-wing activists have quite a bit in common with two of the three judges on the panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit who put the kibosh on the Texas voter ID statute yesterday.

Those two judges were appointed by Democratic presidents. David S. Tatel was nominated by Bill Clinton in 1994; Robert L. Wilkins, by Barack Obama in 2010.

Tatel is “one of the big leftists” on the D.C. Circuit Court, legal expert and bestselling author Mark Levin said on his nationally syndicated radio show last night.

Levin’s right. Before Tatel became a federal judge he was active in left-wing politics. He was director of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Later he served as director of the national Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, D.C. The left-wing nonprofit, whose officials have visited the Obama White House, was formed in 1963 at the request of President John F. Kennedy. Of course this is deliciously ironic because there is plenty of trustworthy evidence that Kennedy benefitted from election fraud in the victory he eked out over Richard Nixon in 1960. Ballot-box stuffing may have even put Kennedy over the top.

The national Lawyers’ Committee that Judge Tatel previously ran is funded by radical left-wing philanthropies. George Soros has given to the group through his Open Society Institute ($779,300 since 1999) and his Foundation to Promote Open Society ($150,000 since 2009). Other prominent left-wing funders include the Ford Foundation ($5,465,000 since 2002), Tides Foundation ($817,500 since 2007), Carnegie Corp. of New York ($400,000 since 2001), and Arca Foundation ($125,000 since 2006).

As a lawyer Judge Wilkins represented the left-wing NAACP, but that is not his claim to legal fame.

An ACLU-led class action lawsuit brought by Wilkins before he became a judge is one of the reasons police across the country are terrified of being accused of racial profiling. Wilkins, a black Harvard-educated lawyer, was returning with relatives from a distant family funeral in a rental car that his cousin was driving on a Maryland highway in 1992. Police pulled the car over for speeding and then after looking at the passengers demanded to search the vehicle. Police intelligence reports at the time indicated local drug traffickers were “predominantly black males and black females” who usually traveled in groups and used rental cars. Advised on the scene by Wilkins, the driver refused to allow a search. A drug-sniffing dog found nothing in the vehicle. The case was settled out of court. One of the conditions of the settlement was that Maryland State Police maintain computer records of all traffic stops, arrests, and searches.

Meanwhile, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said he will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the D.C. Circuit Court’s voter ID law ruling and “we are confident we will prevail.” There is not enough time, however, to salvage the law for the November election, he was quoted as saying.

That decision comes after high-profile court rulings that upheld states’ voter ID statutes. Earlier this year a state judge refused to block Pennsylvania’s new voter ID law. Less recently, in a landmark 2008 ruling the U.S Supreme Court upheld Indiana’s voter ID law. The high court opinion was written by no less a liberal icon than John Paul Stevens. At the same time Eric Holder’s DOJ has been blocking voter ID laws in South Carolina and other states.

The other awful decision from this week involved a separate federal court. That panel nixed the newly redrawn boundaries of congressional districts in Texas because they supposedly diluted the voting power of racial minorities.

Instead of using boundaries approved by elected officials in the state, in November Texas will have to use boundaries approved by unelected federal judges.

And that’s exactly the way the Left likes it in a Republican-leaning state like Texas.

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  • Schlomotion

    It is no surprise that in the 21st Century, Matt Vadum is pushing a $15.60 poll tax in the Deep South. The question in my mind is what happens when in addition to not taking someone's word that they are themselves, these fascists decide that the license or state ID itself is not good enough and could be a forgery. Whoops! Got to have a biometric ID card. RFID Chips. Retinal scans. Purple thumbs. Iraqi style elections, just to ensure a Republican victory.

    • SHmuel HaLevi

      Actually I remember it well when good ole Lyndon used to quip…
      Have you hav'done hawithi', and I mean hawithin' to WIN?… Trucking voters from across the border was even then a great Texas "democratic" institution. We lived then in New Mexico as I was posted there to work with Uncle Sam's Department of Defense Military Avionics Programs.
      Apparently nothing much has changed… is it?

      • Texas Mom

        Fort Bend County, Texas and Cook County, Illinois, secured the election of JFK.

    • davarino

      So I guess you wont mind if all us Republican vote twice, or three times? Thats what your really advocating by allowing people to vote without having to show some kind of ID. And the so called $15.60 "poll tax" you speak of, which I assume is the price of a drivers license, is what we all pay so its not really like the poll tax of old, but nice try.

      • dmw

        Remember, in Obamanation a fee or fine — according to the court — is actually a tax.

    • Kevin Stroup

      I need an ID to buy alcohol or cigarettes or get a public library card, but do not need one to prove I am a citizen in order to determine who rules my country? Explain the logic of this, Scholomotion.

      • 11bravo

        It is just RAAACIST!! and that is that-don't you know.

      • Schlomotion

        The logic is that you want more, not less government interference and regulation in your life. I, on the other hand, like freedom. How about if you carry all the ID cards you want and leave the rest of us out of it?

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Since government is going to interfere, we had better make sure it's legitimate to begin with.

          You know, voted into power by actual voters. That way the voters that put them into power can have more influence and maybe even vote them back out if they don't do their job. Are you sure you're not from Chicago?

        • Kufar Dawg

          LOL, so requiring an ID to buy cigarettes or alcohol or drive a car or vote is government "interference and regulation"? How stupid does that sound? I think it's pretty obvious what these judges want to encourage w/their ruling: voter fraud.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I have to wonder, is this judge up for re-election?
            It may be time for the tea party to start weeding out people in judicial elections locally.

        • SCREW SOCIALISM

          People need to show ID to get on an airplane.

          • Kufar Dawg

            Schlo's histrionic complaints about requiring a form of ID to vote are nothing but a smokescreen. Like the current presidential regime he wants voter fraud to determine the outcome of the election.

    • fiddler

      Do you pay for a driver's license? I want to say what has been said, but I won't. People like you will dig deep to find a complaint. Really it astounds me that you would still support a failing administration.

      I could talk about how Franken "beat" Coleman, or how Harry Reid out-foxed the polls the night before the election. But let me entreat you to listen to the underlying reason people: people think, no, they KNOW this administration and those around him are corrupt. They are not constrained by what is fair and honest, but have a do-or-die attitude toward elections. People are not stupid, paranoid, or reactionary.

      • amused

        driving’s a privilege , voting is a RIGHT as for the rest of your statement ? A steaming pile of shiiit .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Not really, both are situations where you need to know who a person is.

        • Kufar Dawg

          It's a RIGHT that can be revoked if you're convicted felon. How are we going to know if convicted felons are voting unless we can identify them? How are we to know whether or not voting tourists aren't coming from foreign states to cast their vote? Screw you.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            You bother them with facts, when they're in the middle of using talking points?
            They don't like being distracted….

    • 11bravo

      Can't the GOP braintrusts file these lawsuits; or voting law changes in immediately following one election-to be decided well before the next?
      The GOP is slow on the uptake on messaging-lawsuits-and responding to outright lies from the socialist left.

      • johnnywoods

        Bravo, You must consider the fact that Democraps are diabolic while Republicans just tend to be stupid (slow on the uptake).

    • fiddler

      –Continued–
      States and individuals have had 3.5 years to assess this man and his tactics. They have heard open open-mic confessions to Sarkosi and Medvedev. They know something insidious is up his sleeve. To gracefully bow to a fair election is the last thing in his thinking. No sir, we don't trust him. We should all embrace the LAW. Voter ID laws are about truth, especially when the states are bending over backwards to make them available. NO, this is not about what is best for America, it is about his "transforming" America. The law works just fine; we don't need it "transformed".

    • fiddler

      And why do you think Artur Davis switched?

    • Zionista

      no dummy – i mean dhimmi, the abysmal record of the empty suit affirmative action obama will seal the deal for the Republicans.

    • Kufar Dawg

      It wouldn't be hard to verify a driver's license through DMV records, the police do it all the time, in every state in the union.

      • Schlomotion

        No, what would be hard would be for red blooded patriotic Americans to surrender their jus solis to the Department of Transportation. Not for you though, because you don't drive a car. You take the bus and the taxi and get mad about your in-laws owning a nice car. You are a soci.alist.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          And you are a troll. This is really not difficult, unless you want strange people making decisions for you on who serves in public office. I'd rather have my neighbors decide who runs things, not illegals or out of state folks that really don't belong in that voting booth to begin with.

          • Schlomotion

            As if Rick Perry or people who wear blue gloves and grope children, thinking they are Islamic extremists aren't "strange people." I swear, life would be so much easier for you if you just built a fence around Palm Desert rather than Separation Wall and Israeli-style security system at every point of action in the country.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Can't you string together any words more random?
            As if Schlo dreams about blue gloves and fences….

            And I still want to know people in public office actually were chosen by their bosses, the people.

        • Matthew Vadum

          It is not a "surrender" of one's rights under jus soli (also spelled jus solis and presumably ius solis since Romans didn't use the letter J) to have to obtain ID in order to vote. I'm not even sure what would constitute a surrender of jus soli. Perhaps renunciation of citizenship obtained through birth on a country's soil? A DMV employee cannot give or take away a person's citizenship. A DMV employee may only make an administrative determination whether a person is entitled to a particular benefit.

          • Schlomotion

            You are born in the United States. You own a drivers license and a car. As you are going down the road, lo and behold, you are not in America anymore, you are at a makeshift internal border where you are guilty of being Mexican or Muslim or transporting yams until proven innocent. If you cite the Constitution instead, you are deemed a trespasser, although you already were where you were, legally, before all that nonsense. Thus you are temporarily not a citizen of the United States anymore. Theft of jus solis by agents of the Executive Branch.

            You go to the DMV to buy your license. The year is 2015 and the retinal scan machines which were installed in DMVs in 2011 are now prerequisites to obtaining a license. No eyescan, no license, no liberty and pursuit of happiness. No citizenship, merely subjection.

            In the meantime, the Confederate states are leading the way to add a poll tax and biometric IDs to voting, under the reinstatement of the Black Codes and the understanding amongst Republicans that Democrats are Communists, Blacks or Mexicans, and Communists cheat, Black people lie and steal, and Mexicans aren't citizens. So Republicans are going out of their way to embrace big government and the nanny state to make sure that everybody has to carry a national ID card so that only they may cheat at election time.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Would you want a bunch of unidentified people wandering around using cars without any known skills or origins?

          • Schlomotion

            They do.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And do you think that's a good thing?

            I don't, and I don't think crooked elections is a good thing either.

          • Kufar Dawg

            The above sounds a lot like any of your islamofascist states Schlo. You know, the places where state ID's indicate your choice of religion and those who haven't picked muslime are systematically persecuted or murdered or raped.

    • Omar

      There is no poll tax (it was outlawed in the 1960s). This is simply a way to make sure that there is no voter fraud on anyone's part. What about Holder's decision to not prosecute the New Black Panther Party bigots who were videotaped insulting Philadelphia voters with racial slurs in 2008? Now that was racist. And as for fascism? Fascism is a far-left wing ideology. Hitler opposed democracy and the free market!

      • SCREW SOCIALISM

        More video cameras.

        • Schlomotion

          I didn't realize when you were saying "screw socialism" all this time, you meant it fondly.

    • jacob

      SCHLOMOTION :

      For your information, even in Third World countries, the ID card is compulsory.
      It has your particulars and your thumb print on it, plus the fact that Central ID has your card with the
      impression of ALL your fingers and, if you don't have specifically this proof of identity, YOU DO NOT
      VOTE.
      PERIOD
      How in the hell is it possible that in a First World country and no less that the United States of America,
      your ID is your driver's license and, if you do not drive, it is still issued to you with the proviso it is for
      ID purposes only….?????
      There is money galore to feed HAMAS Arabs but not enough for footing the cost of an national ID card ?
      Are these disgraceful Texas federal judges plain stupid or rather facilitators of voters fraud for reasons
      of their own ???
      Elsewhere they would be tarred, feathered and ran out of town

      • Schlomotion

        "For your information, even in Third World countries, the ID card is compulsory. "

        Let me show you how stupid you are:

        Even in Third World countries, poverty is a matter of course, and people have very few rights.

        When did America start using Iraq and Timbuktu as baselines for emulation?

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Do you realize that you're showing how slanted you are?

          When have you ever complained about ID's being required anyplace else, or what is required on them for that matter. In Indonesia you have to have your religion on the ID card so muslims can discriminate against non believers. Here it's just a drivers license or ID to make sure elections are uncorrupted and you resist the idea. Why do you want election corrupted schlo?

          • Schlomotion

            There is no way to make sure elections are uncorrupted. There is only a way to add additional layers of fascism to corrupt elections. We differ. You think it's OK if the US slimly beats Indonesia in a freedom contest. I don't. I like my full Constitution and Bill of Rights. You on the other hand are an Esau.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Of course there is.

            You just don't want that happening, why?

          • Kufar Dawg

            ANd you're Ona.

    • http://www.facebook.com/mike.villano.71 Mike Villano

      Some day you might manage to open your mouth without lying but I'm not about to hold my breath.
      You're propelled by the spirit of a false prophet.

      • Kufar Dawg

        Schlo would like a couple million of his islamofascist brethren shipped in to throw the election, an ID card would throw a wrench into that plan.

    • Achilles ToeJam

      Like it or not there is voter fraud out there and the same people that decry corporate fraud and corruption are the same people who object to reasonable measures to ensure integrity in our voting process to prevent corruption and fraud. The only valid reason for someone to object these days of government corruption. I can think of only one legitimate reason why someone would be against voter ID at the polls and that is someone who believes they will benefit from voter fraud! Because the assertion of of racism and discrimination is downright ludicrous.

    • lyusya

      Fascists always come from the LEFT. Mussolini, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot – all were SOCIALISTS with the red banner.

    • Michael57MN

      Dude, get a life.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Don't forget to vote early and vote often Schlo!

  • Ezra

    Time and time again we hear that a judge is murdered in a foreign country, because they refuse to do pervert justices. Why in America, do we have so many judges willing to pervert justice with out the threat of death. The law is not there to prevent an america from voting. It is there to insure that avery vote cast be our citizens really count. You need a valid photo ID to buy cigarettes or alcohol, so a illegal can't smoke or drink, but perverting our whole country is ok. Holder is a home grown terrorist, the President a foreign born terrorist.

    Dictionary definition.
    1. a person, usually a member of a group, who uses or advocates terrorism.
    2. a person who terrorizes or frightens others

    This definiton also fits way to many judges.

    Maybe its time for real change.

    • fiddler

      Face it pal, Schlo and those like him are not listening. To a liberal, they can cite anything they want as oppressive. Hopefully others will and have listened. If some of them still think, and proudly Artur Davis has, then they will jettison the reactionary mantra characteristic of many unions. For them their "greivance" is at the forefront. Messy things like lawfullness are merely speedbumps to dispense with.

      • Kufar Dawg

        I'll bet for some liberals those who reject their viewpoints would also be seen as similar speedbumps to be dispensed with.

    • Jim

      I agree that these judges are morons and that nothing more need to be said, period. The left wing of this government dosn't have a clue about the real values in life. Please don't get me started, these people are true idiots. It is amazing that no matter what the issue in this world, you will have 50% of the population on the other side of the fence that doesn't even come close to representing common sense.

    • Omar

      Obama was born in Hawaii. He's an American by birth, unlike a certain Arizona senator who was born in a Latin American country.

      • johnnywoods

        Obummer was indeed born in Hawaii but he ain`t American.

        • Omar

          Hawaii is a state of the Union. In fact, Hawaii was part of the U.S. (as a territory) since the late 19th century. Therefore, Obama is a natural-born U.S. citizen. As much as we have disagreement over his policies, he is still an American citizen by birth.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Yawn…..

            With a name like Omar I have to wonder if you have a muslim heritage like Obama.

          • Omar

            No, I don't, Roger. I'm an agnostic. I oppose all the Islamist regimes in the Middle East. I oppose Sharia Law. I also oppose every enemy of the West (and its allies) and I support democracy and its defenders. Don't make false accusations like that. There are plenty of people who have my name who aren't Muslim. I was simply stating that Obama was born in Hawaii and that he is a natural-born American citizen since Hawaii is part of the U.S. That is not an endorsement of his policies as president.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Sure you are Omar…. and Obama still has nothing that would be considered American loyalties or values.

            He would be more easily at place in East Germany.

          • Kufar Dawg

            I wouldn't say E. Germany, I'd say someplace like Zimbabwe or S.A.

          • Rebas Thgil

            Ditto what Roger said.

            Omar, go see 2016 Obama's America while it is still in the theaters.

            Then you will understand what Roger said.

          • Omar

            All right, I will. I heard that's a great film so I'll see it soon.

      • Kevin Stowell

        You're a moron. Quit repeating stupid.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Over, and over, and over…..

          • Kevin Stowell

            My wife must be a furriner, too, according to these cretins.

          • Rebas Thgil

            Pretty sure that da missus is more pro-American than is
            presididn't Oconnecticutsocsecuritynumber……

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            The empty chair?

          • Rebas Thgil

            Yeah mr. dope and chains the empty suit.

    • George Lea

      Ezra, with all due respect, you evidently haven't studied Leftist politics long enough to discern what drives these people. Fairness, and decency are simply words that show weakness. Only when you study how the Bible illustrates how true evil works it's way through society over generations with the most twisted of evil half truths can you you understand what drives these people.

      • amused

        oh look Omar , a gathering of imbeciles ,forget facts Omar these dullards are immune to facts . When and if this PHONY CONSERVATIVE VOTER ID reaches the SUPREME COURT and gets tossed in short order , these same dimbulbs will be whining that the SCOTUS is radical and leftist . These are the progeny of the " Flouride in water makes you sterile" bunch . Everything they say is right , and anyone who disagrees is "a leftist radical " .To be a total schmuck is their aspiration.

        • Kufar Dawg

          There's nothing in the Constitution that forbids proving one's identity in order to vote. Get stuffed.

  • kafir4life

    Properly managed voter fraud is necessary in order to retain the White House, and Stinky (aka BO) and his minions understand that. They also know that rampant fraud will be tolerated only by less than half of the electorate, the same voters that think that Stinks is their guy (mostly unions and the other motivationally impaired or "lazy obama voters" as they've become known. But little tiny bits…..carefully placed in areas that haven't fallen for Stinky's lies will bring another victory to the abomination in the White House.

    • http://www.facebook.com/blossom.kelley.9 Blossom Kelley

      I can only pray you're right – but I am more concerned about the counting of the votes by SCYTL, in Barcelona, Spain. That company, through a merger, bought the company that formerly did the counting. My understanding is that once the votes leave each precinct, there will be no way to audit or recount and since the company CEO is a socialist and an Obama supporter, I just know this is the dirty Dem's default plan.
      Would also explain why so many government agencies, like Social Security, are buying massive quantities of ammo.

  • Rifleman

    “who possess none of the underlying forms of identification will have to bear out-of-pocket costs” – Let's apply that to another Constitutional rights, for instance, our Second Amendment rights. Not only does one have to show state issued ID to purchase a firearm, one has to purchase a criminal background check. If poll taxes are an infringement, why aren't firearm taxes? For that matter, by their own logic, why isn't the government purchasing firearms and ammo for those who cannot afford them?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

    Tyranny is bad, even when it's passed down by judges.

  • Looking4Sanity

    Obama and Holder are absolutely insane if they think Texas is going Democrat. Never going to happen. This is just one more story about judicial corruption and malfeasance.

    • dmw

      Not only judicial, but executive corruption and malfeasance.

    • tagalog

      I bet Texas is running a greater risk of going Democrat than you think.

      • Looking4Sanity

        And you base that theory on what? Illegal aliens? It has always been my experience that Texans know how to handle their business. I wouldn't worry too much about rampant voting fraud in Texas…regardless of Eric Holder or Obama.

        • tagalog

          Tell it to the voters of Dallas, Austin, and Houston.

          • Looking4Sanity

            We'll just have to wait and see, won't we?

          • tagalog

            My goodness, you certainly folded your "Texas will NEVER go Democrat" tent fast, didn't you?

            "Wait and see," well OK, I'm for that.

          • Looking4Sanity

            I have not “folded my tent” as you put it. I simply see no reason to argue about something that can not be proven when the outcome will be revealed shortly anyway. Quite frankly you're wasting your time and mine.

          • tagalog

            If it can't be proven, why did you insist so fervidly on its truth?

          • Looking4Sanity

            As I said…wait and see. Watch and learn.

  • jemaasjr

    What torques me about these people the most is the combination of sanctimony and a lack of any responsibility. The imagine themselves as highly moral even as they sacrifice nothing and commonly evade responsibility for whatever outcomes are produced. It was not poor people making these rulings, nor was it minorities, it was judges. And guess what, it was for the political party they favor.

    I would imagine in the long sweep of US history their have been assassinations for a political purpose, but I do not believe it has ever been common. If that comes about it will be a corrupting force and good for nobody. But in a gradual way that is the direction we are headed in. We now have black mobs who occasionally attack white people just for fun, and are implicit encouraged by the current administration. We have a peculiar and politically biased slant in the Justice Department, and an FBI head who enforces the law only when it is expedient. I will pass on going on from here and getting into the institutional biases currently present in our class rooms, news rooms and courts.

    If this goes far enough, eventually the proverbial worm will turn, and payback will be a bitch for everybody.

    • mlcblog

      I know. What's wrong with being legal?

      • jemaasjr

        Nothing.

  • Western Spirit

    The legal system was the first branch of government to be corrupted. Judges have been handing down ridiculous decisions forever because federal judges don‘t have answer to the people.

    When Obama went to the court system in order to steal the election he knew what he was doing and would succeed. There is no recourse I can think of but should be to unelected judges undermining the Constitution.
    This is a weak spot in our checks and balances government that has been fully exploited.

    • mlcblog

      This is not the only weak spot that the brilliant (I am serious) Sixties radicals have exploited.

  • andy

    What they should do when voters come in with questionable Identification is ask where they parked because there is a tire slasher outside who has already slashed two dozen cars. The reaction will quickly tell them if the man has a car or not and if he claims not to have a driver’s license but reacts positively to having a car, pull him aside and have police investigate him. And screw the judges.

  • Ricky Michael

    Let's see, voters fraud in Texas……………………….Yep, L.B.J. had a couple hundred dead people vote him into public office.

    Wow, I sure feel my voter rights are protected now. We need to get rid of all those stupid drivers license too. My picture makes me look like an over-weight illegal alien. Call me Senior Michael, por favor.

  • patriotwork

    Disagree with Mr. Vadum not that ACORN and other left-wing groups aren't "pushing" President Obama and the White House, but I think "coordinating with" would make a more accurate statement.

  • dnha14

    Geez! I'm inconvenienced by having to pay taxes. Those form are so long and I can't figure it all out and it's so inconvenient…should I keep going?

  • WilliamJamesWard

    The ubiquitous absence in leftist courtooms where review of the people's will is made
    is honesty………..Leftist jurists use the law to obstruct the will of the people and hedge in
    corruption for political purposes, professional review does not work, oversight is limited
    to what public outrage is allowed by a complicit media. Hope for a light bright enough to
    expose the faults in all of our decayed and dying institutions and for people of honor to
    right the epidemic wrongs…………………………William

    • amused

      If it was "the will of the people " it would have never came up before a Federal Judge . When democracy works , and the result is what conservatives DON'T LIKE , then the judge is deemed "radical " -"leftist " ..blah ,blah , blah …too bad for the facists , but the rule of law supercedes your political partisan tricks .

      • WilliamJamesWard

        But but but but and butttttt………The real trick is taking faceless illegal immigrants and allowing
        them to vote in violation of the law and have Judges say this is OK, no ID required……….I find
        that amusing………think on how disorder becomes the rule of the day, we are on our way to
        anarchy and after all we pay the robed dolts, you would assume they could use common
        sense. There is a big downside to all of this and what we leave behind is going to be quite
        ugly unless rules are in place and honored. Now for my best trick I am going to vanish for a
        few days and hope you enjoy labor day, do not work yourself to death, try not to yell at the
        neighborhood kids, don't kick the dog and behave yourself, wow that would be a real trick……………………William

        • amused

          Did you ever vote William ? Does not your name have to appear on the voting rolls , and is it not checked off when you arrive and prove who you are …..it's worked that way for years .Other than charges and counter charges across the two parties , election fraud in federal elections are miniscule to zero . I'm retired chump , and I've never kicked a dog , some people here deserve to be though, as for the neighborhood kids -they love me , got an air pump in my garage for their bikes , and a ready to go patch kit for their flats ….you ASSSUME too much William .Just remember this conservative bullshiit voter card will go the way of the DODO , The Supreme Court will smack it down .

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            And a simple ID makes sure he's the person who's name is on the voting rolls.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            It is curious that myself and all that I know identify themselves when registering
            to vote with a valid and acceptable form of identification and when actually voting
            I am checked to make sure it is me. No big deal and anyone that can not do this
            is in a coma or a fraud………………..William

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            I would love someone to go photograph the back bumper of this judge's car to see if there is an obama sticker on it.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            You must have had sour grapes for breakfast………..I have a voter ID card so what is the
            big deal of requiring it and proving who I am when I vote, no big deal unless I am not who
            I say I am and am and illegal voting as a payoff to those who will if in Office give me
            benefits I am not entitled to. When your retirement benefits are cut you may rethink
            what is gong on, or not, I do assume and I am amused at that……………William

          • amused

            everyone I know of who enters the polling place must have their voter registration card , if not their name will be checked on the rolls , if you're not on the rolls you dont get sa ballot , if you are you have to provide some sort of ID ….this is the way its been since I was 18 . I never had to go and get a "special; card " that I had to pay for ….this issue is as phony as most of the people on this thread , and I see that you too Ward are into "Playing Stupid " .

          • Kufar Dawg

            The inconvenience of requiring voter ID is out of proportion to your sanctimonious outrage. Are you a convicted felon?

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Good question, I don't see an answer yet.

          • WilliamJamesWard

            I think what is being missed here is that there is no real special card it is the one
            that you are referring to, in short people are voting and not on the rolls and do
            not have any card………………playing stupid ? Oh! you stab me in the heart,
            playing smart you stab yourself in the head. You can be more fun Musi than a
            barrel of Obamas…………I don't want voter fraud, you don't want voter fraud,
            I do not see the problem with propper controls and weedng out illegal voters
            who are not only illegals but multiple voters, voters using the names of the
            dead et. al., what is your problem with this issue, I do not understand where
            you come up with a special card, what kind of dodge is that???
            I note you may be losing your sense of humor. As and aside do you think
            age is the proper determinant for being a voter?????????????William

  • http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/ Iratus Vulgas

    In the eyes of arrogant liberals, the poor just aren't sufficiently resourceful to acquire ID's. It sometimes boggles my mind that so many poor support a party that has such low expectations of their abilities. But that's how the Dems like it: a constituency of helpless under-achievers.

  • mlcblog

    I am finding all this rather dispiriting. State after state is being ruled this way. I don't like it.

    I long for the days when immigrants came here proudly, wanting to better themselves by becoming American, not coming here to lecture us about how we should do things the way they did back home.

    I wish all the obvious voter fraud, which has been rampant nationwide since the 1960's and was present prior to that, would just not have effect. I pray all this evil cannot prosper.

    We need to protect our country and our free and honest elections somehow.

  • SKIP

    Texas isn't alone in this.

  • jacob

    This crap of lifetime un-elected federal judges must end…
    And this of not being liable for their decisions must end as well….
    Does anybody remember that the New Orleans KATRINA tragedy was due to the environmentalists
    opposition to a spillway project from the US Corps of Engineers and that it was a Federal Judge who
    ruled in their favor on this issue, preventing the Corp of Engineers of building it ????
    Why wasn't it given the publicity it deserved ??????

    • amused

      bullshiiit , the tragedy was due to corruption over a few decades .it;s funny how revisionism and facism go hand in hand .

  • http://www.facebook.com/mike.villano.71 Mike Villano

    For the left politics is their religion so naturally a left wing judge will always come down on the side of voter fraud and growing the state no matter how complex or complicated they claim the legal issues involved are.
    They aren't legal scholars as much as they are statist theologians and shamans practicing of-by and for the state voodoo.

  • amused

    ho, ho , ho , look who's talking ! Suck it up FACISTS , score one for voters rights .The occurrence of fraud in federal election is so small , that the intention of these bullsheet voter ID cards is so bloody transparent , that it's ridiculous .Glad there are federal judges to keep you facists on a leash .

    • Kufar Dawg

      How do you know? Have there ever been any third party investigations of voter fraud at the federal, state or local levels?

      • amused

        Oh gee we need 4th and 5th party investigations until it comes out the way you FACISTS want it . Go check the statistis DAWG . It's all bullshiity on thr part of conservatives who already know they've alioenatede the poor and minority voter base ….and THIS confirm why they dont like Republicans . It's a CHEAP TRICK and will not fly , it got struck down in Texas and it will be struck down wherever its challenged , The Supreme Court , will squash it should it ever reach there.

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          What black panther group to you belong too?

          • tagalog

            Maybe the NEW Black Panthers would have him. Not the old ones.

            I bet it would be easy to train him to walk around in front of a polling place on Election Day with his own club-shaped voter ID device.

        • Kufar Dawg

          Why would an independent, third party investigation of voter fraud necessarily change the outcome of an election? Do you expect them to actually find voter fraud? That's not a very inspiring though.

    • tagalog

      Actually, it's more like "score one for NON-voters' rights." Voters wouldn't be affected by a voter ID requirement, only the ineligible.

      Anybody can get an ID that would satisfy any constitutional polling panel. Hell, the state could issue voter IDs at taxpayer expense. Even a fascist lackey like me would vote for that.

      The occurrence of fraud, we're told (how do the people who claim to know, actually know? Are they perpetuating it?), is quite low. Well, voter ID will reduce the incidence of that already low number, right?

      I have a bullsheet; it keeps my pet bull's butt warm and comfy.

    • Kufar Dawg

      Don't you need some form of photo ID to get your welfare benefits?

  • Tanstaafl jw

    It is sooo hard to get an ID…..I just can't drag myself out of bed to get one. Oh, no. It's raining. Where is the federal money that I need to buy an umbrella? My vote is being suppressed!

    • tagalog

      "Wait, I want some beer and smokes. Let me get my wallet with my driver's license and Social Security card in it and I'll head right out to the store…"

  • Western Spirit

    If they can't eat bread let them eat cake. They can dip their finger in ink, like Iraqi's, when they vote if a photo I.D. is too hard for them to acquire, they shouldn't be voting anyway if they are that limited.

  • amused

    What a bunch of small-minded Americans , who so easily discard the Constitution and Bill Of Rights . Why dont we make them take a history test like they used to do in Alabama .

    • amused

      If I wanna buy an assault rifle , I dont have to show anything but the cash , maybe these folks that are getting PUT UPON by you consevative FACISTS need to get some lobbying by the NRA no ? And SCREW YOU Western Spirit with that "let'm eat cake " bullshiit .The way these candidates lie through their teeth , YOU dont know anymore about them than those you so arrogantly denigrate .

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        It appears your whining isn't even worth responding to.

      • jemaasjr

        Now kidding. Nothing but cash. What country do you live in?

        • amused

          what country are YOU living in ?? Take a bus to Arizona chump .

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Why don't you take a bus to Cuba?

      • tagalog

        Actually, you can't buy an "assault rifle" whatever that is, in any gun store in the United States (actually you can, you just have to have a Class 3 federal firearms license). You can buy rifles that LOOK like "assault rifles," though. If you're persistent, you can find them, though, and when you do, you have to produce some ID and undergo a background check by the BATF. Plus you have to register the firearm and pay a $200 extra tax.

        I've always admired the organization of the NRA as a political lobbying organization. I have no doubt that it's the envy of liberals everywhere because of its ability to get out the vote. That's probably the main reason why the libbies hate it so.

  • amused

    Voter registration and appearing on the voting rolls ain't good enough for you neo-facists , too bad , GO POUND SALT .

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      Do you wait in line for all the dead people in Chicago to finish voting?

      • amused

        cut the crap Roger , voting fraud aint the poroblem , gerrymandering and bullsheet voter ID cards are . People REGISTER to VOTE at which time their identity and address is determined . When they vote their names , due to their registration appears on the voting rolls , where you are asked to verify name and address and then your name is checked , 1 ballot is then given you . You people act like you've never been to a polling place before .

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

          Then you shouldn't mind the voter ID to keep it honest.

          • Schlomotion

            Or the internment camps to keep it honest. Or the rectal swab to keep it honest. Or the credit card bonding fee to keep it honest.

          • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

            Wow, you made up how many non related threatening phrases?

            I bet MSNB would use them in a heart beat. And as propaganda they paint a vivid picture.
            And as a sensible person I'd realize it's the fascist left that wants to impose them, just not on dead Chicago voters in stolen elections.

          • Kufar Dawg

            Argument by red herring, a particularly stanky one at that.

  • Walt

    It is relatively hard to understand how one can travel anywhere on God's little green earth to get welfare subsidies, food stamps, free medical care, rent subsidies, electrical subsidies, food banks, free meals, and a new 60" flat screen TV, etc. but cannot manage to find a way to get a free (usually) gov't I.D. card! Personally, I don't believe that there are that many that DON'T have a picture I.D. already – they just don't want to admit it for purposes of allowing voter fraud.

  • amused

    sure you don't understand , you're a facist . funny , if your babble is true then Reagan 2 terms / Bush sr / and Bush jr. 2 terms , must have got there by way of VOTER FRAUD .

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

      sure you understand and it scares you to death.

      crooked elections with dead people help the progressives. Ignoring election laws (like Gore in Florida) help liberals. Ask Franken in the Senate. How many boxes of ballots and felons did he need to get elected?

  • http://tarandfeathersusa.wordpress.com/ Iratus Vulgas

    Scatter-brained rants aside, is Amused a stalker or a groupie? Random curiosity.

    • amused

      Oh I understand , truth does have a strange ring to you ? Dont fret though , even though words exceed your mental capacity , just go with the flow chump .Now I know this is gonna be reeeeal hard for you, but we're talking about voter fraud, that most of you Repocons are whining about and the fact that you're attempting to disenfranchise the part of the electorate that's not likely to vote for republicans . So what do they do ? Attempt a phony as hell, pre-election , Govt. ID card ,which is based on the false premise , that voter fraud is a problem .But of course that fake peoblem ONLY exists with democratic voters – aint that right nimrod ?

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLNn2YflwNs Roger

        You don't know truth.
        You don't use truth.

        You don't like it when someone else does either.

        And if it's not a problem than ID's at polling stations won't hurt a thing and you shouldn't mind it.

  • amused

    good response Iratus Folio

  • Asher

    This ruling is so bogus and part of a plot to overthrow and election. You have to have an ID to get a passport, drivers license, take out a loan, buy a weapon, cigarettes, alcohol, or buy a car, so why wouldn’t you have to prove your citizenship and tell the state who you are…No ID allows fraud where the Dead have been voting..Its time to change the system, and Texas is providing IDs free. This is the only way the left can win by fraud abuse, and illegal votes.

  • Asher

    This ruling is so bogus. You have to have an ID to get a drivers license, passport, take out a loan, buy a car, be admitted to the hospital, buy alcohol, cigarettes, or a weapon. No ID amounts to voter fraud and the dead voting. The laws need to be changed in Texas….and every voter identified with picture, and viable address submitted to vote. Texas is providing Voter IDS free, so there is no excuse for not having one.

  • Anamah

    Activists judges can't be in courts. We need to fire them, as they act as American's enemy.

  • tagalog

    How would people who lack appropriate voter I.D. have their votes "stolen?" They wouldn't be voting at all, so there wouldn't be any theft.

    I bet the groups the judges sought to protect by striking down the voter I.D. law have plenty of I.D. when it comes to getting a job, buying cigarettes and liquor, or when they go to the E.R. to get treated for their ailments on the public dime.

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