[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban

Damien Morton dmorton at bitfurnace.com
Wed Aug 29 08:57:47 PDT 2012

I'm with Stephen here.

There's nothing wrong with Voter ID in principle, but it has to be
preceded by a multi-year effort, comparable to the effort put into
census taking, to ensure that everyone has such an ID.

As it stands, its a disenfranchisement strategy.

On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 11:13 AM, Stephen Williams <sdw at lig.net> wrote:
> Everyone's (everyone here at least) initial response is: "What is so hard
> about having an ID?" Nothing wrong with that initial impression.  But if
> you're paying attention to the actual situation, then it clearly represents
> a coordinated series of illegal actions deliberately targeting
> disenfrancisation.  It was a loophole in many people's consciousness, but
> not in the law or rule of fairness.
> sdw
> On 8/29/12 7:14 AM, Gregory Alan Bolcer wrote:
>> Thanks, Gary.  I merely read SDW's post and responded with my own personal
>> opinion.
>> If you are reading some GOP conspiracy into that, you have problems bigger
>> than feeling politically threatened by my opinion, my friend.
>> Greg
>> On 8/29/2012 6:42 AM, Gary Stock wrote:
>>> I suspect it was obvious to everyone else, Greg:  when confronted over
>>> GOP distortions of reality, both you and the GOP invoke even ~greater~
>>> distortions of reality.
>>> Perhaps the difference is that the GOP has began acknowledging that
>>> policy.
>>> GS
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