March 13, 2012
Two judges get the point
Two judges in less than a week have declared Wisconsin's voter suppression-photo ID law unconstitutional. Judge Richard Niess wrote, "A government that undermines the very foundation of its existence--the people's inherent, pre-constitutional right to vote--imperils its legitimacy as a government by the people for the people and of the people...It sows the seeds for its own demise as a democratic institution."
Judge Niess issued a permanent injunction. Get this. GAB director Kevin Kennedy said the GAB will continue training people as if the law remains on the books. That seems odd to me.
You gotta love Cullen Werwie's comment: "It's a shame activist Dane County judges continue to stand in the way of common sense." Whoa Nelly! How about the criminal defense fund, Cullen? Is that just common sense?
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Damn those activist judges! Sure wasn't any activist judge who took the second amendment, skewed it and then gave gun rights where they don't belong.
-Pietr Haikuu | Hurley, Wisc. | March 13, 2012
Kind of funny you mention gun rights. I have to show a photo ID and submit to a back ground check to purchase one. To exercise my right to carry one for hunting or personal protection I have to take training. I also have to purchase a hunting license or a ccw license. You consider that reasonable and would like even more restrictions to that right. Yet voter ID is just to much of a burden. You still wonder why the public isn't buying your pile of steaming BS on this?
-SW | Waukesha WI | March 14, 2012
Another false equivilancy from right winger SW. Voting doesn't kill people, or rather ballots don't. Guns are made for killing, either game animals or humans. For society to at least keep track of who owns and uses lethal firearms is a reasonable part of maintaining public safety. How am I am a potential danger as a voter? Oh, I know, because I vote in a manner you might not like for people you can't stand. I get it now.
-Griebnotz Doerkpfester | (Glad) I Escaped, WI. | March 14, 2012
ah waukesha ... you've said it all
-gl | madison, wi | March 14, 2012
SW makes a good point.
Did you know that you are required to get a medical exam to buy life insurance? That you are required to undergo psychological evaluation in order to get top government security clearance? Did you know that to operate the largest open-pit mine equipment you have to have training?
Therefore, it is only reasonable that before anyone can vote, they should have to have a medical exam, undergo psychological evaluation and pass a test for driving heavy equipment. Because analogies always make perfect sense.
See you at the doctor/psychiatrist/truck driving school, folks.
By the way, is Waukesha still trying to get Lake Michigan water? Because SW makes me think there is something bad in the water there in Waukesha County. Maybe there's lead or arsenic in that water, but then only liberals think lead lead or arsenic are a problem. Ask the plants, they grow in soil with lead and arsenic, and I hear they like CO2.
-Tim | Barron, WI | March 15, 2012