My thoughts on voting– 3

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It’s time to wake up America, but can you? In the old world we say that it is impossible to wake up a person who is pretending to sleep. When are we going to make us prove our identity before we vote?

Today on September 11th, ten years ago, our lives changed dramatically and for more than three thousand people it was an ultimate change.

The events which occurred on that fateful day, we have to prove our identities everywhere and we do it without question, under most circumstances, almost resigned to the fact.

This is true mostly when we travel. Of course we have had to carry permits for driving and international plane trips but not very much for domestic travel.But since then all of us have to do so, and that is we have to show and prove we are who we say we are before we board a plane used for the public.

Passenger planes were used by hijackers who rammed them into the Twin Towers at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. One crashed in the field at Shanksville, PA because the passengers offered resistance, otherwise either the White House or the Capitol buildings may have suffered similar fates.

The largest passenger airliner in the world is the Airbus A-380 with a capacity of 525 when fully loaded plus its crew. Provided it crashes into buildings of the size of the Twin Towers, the tragedy would involve some three to four thousand lives totally.

When votes are fraudulent and when felons or non-citizens are also involved in the fraud the lives affected can be as many as three hundred and fifty million people in a presidential election and as few as six hundred and fifty thousand lives in a congressional district. In state and local elections the lives affected are lesser but still more than in a single A-380 airplane.

We are so vigilant for far fewer potential lives affected on an airplane and I cannot for the life of me figure out why we don’t practice the same kind of vigilance. Go figure.

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2 responses »

  1. Voter ID laws are slowly and gradually being enacted. We all realize that this is essentially a States’ issue and not strictly Federal and we should concentrate our work at the state level. In Pennsylvania it has passed the house and hopefully will proceed along. Since January 2011, Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Wisconsin have enacted laws. Bills in New Hampshire and North Carolina await gubernatorial action.
    We should be supportive of our legislators in their endeavor so that it also will become law in Pennsylvania.

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