By Bryce Willis
Last week, I wrote a piece about voter I.D. laws and how they were being used to suppress minority voters in swing states.
I made the claim that voter fraud was essentially a non-issue because of the miniscule percentage of events where voter fraud has occurred.
Well, I may have spoken too soon.
The Republican Party has stopped registration in five of the nine pivotal swing states because of an investigation of voter fraud.
Nevada, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina and Virgina will no longer be registering republican voters. The Republican National Committee fired the only firm it hired to register voters after Florida prosecutors started investigating possible fraud in voter registration forms according to the Los Angeles times.
One hundred six faulty forms were turned in by the firm Strategic Ally Consulting in Florida, which led to this investigation.
The firm was formed by Nathan Sproul, a man who headed registration committees in the past for the RNC and was suspected of ripping up “hundreds to thousands” of newly registered Democrats forms in 2008 according to the New York Times.
Sproul even said the RNC asked him to change his previous firm’s name to its current name “In order to do the jobs” that the state parties were hiring them to do according to the Rachel Maddow Show.
I will not start with how hypocritical and ironic these allegations are, but rather suggest the RNC be forced to enclose that this firm has been up to no good before. Maybe they should not be allowed to hire these guys again because of their suspect past.
This solidifies any and all doubts about the RNC’s quest to stop people from voting. The party is dead afraid that Mitt Romney has made one too many political blunders to steal them the seat in the oval office in January.
Beyond the sneakiness, there is a much more frightening message to take from these events. The Republican Party will do whatever it takes to remove President Barack Obama from his powerful post. They are getting down in the dirt like their elephant mascot.
You know, maybe we do need to do something about fraud in this country, although I think voter fraud is the least of our worries. We should do something about these fraudulent Americans.
Our country’s democracy is hinged upon its citizens’ participation in government. It is the reason we even bothered trying to “form a more perfect union.” There really is no valid excuse for trying to make it harder for people to vote, when a majority of people, already, do not vote.
There are a lot of phony people in this country waving the flag around proudly and singing the national anthem, but your tricorne hats cannot hide a wolf’s ears and an American flag should not be used as sheep’s clothing.
These “patriots” are trying to suppress the little man’s voice, all while waiting with baited breath for a failed jobs report just so they can look to our president and point their muddied fingers.
Regardless of the outcome of this election, there is something every American should be taking from it. Your participation and understanding of the American government is a crucial and mandatory portion of your citizenship.
We can complain about how bad the politicians are, and how overwhelmed we feel about the system, but they are a product of our collective discouraged attitudes. It allows people who do not have your best interest in mind to seize the power you have relinquished.
In closing, vote and educate yourself. It is a dog-eat-dog system, and if you have no teeth, you get no meat.
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