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Why Do Democrats Pretend Voter Fraud Doesn’t Exist? by The Elephant's Child

Investors Business Daily asks an interesting question: “Why do Democrats Pretend Voter Fraud Doesn’t Exist?” People count on the system working properly.  That means only those eligible to vote will actually do so. Unfortunately that is not always the case.

In August, the Justice Department announced the prosecution of 19 foreign nationals for illegally voting in North Carolina. Some of them voted in multiple elections.

97 Cases In Texas This Year

Texas State Attorney General Ken Paxton decided to crack down on voter fraud before the midterm elections. So far, he’s prosecuted 33 people for 97 counts of voter fraud this year alone. Among the discoveries was a voter fraud ring that had received financial support from the former head of the Texas Democratic Party.

Pennsylvania let thousands of non-citizens register to vote, many of whom have since voted, according to reporter John Fund, who has been following this issue for years.

The Heritage Foundation has a database that now includes 1,165 cases of election fraud across 47 states. More than 1,000 of them resulted in criminal convictions.

Democrats and mainstream Journalists continually insist that “there is essentially no voter fraud in this country.” That was from the New York Times Glen Thrush. It’s not hard to commit vote fraud, and you don’t need a lot of it. Each fraudulent vote means one real vote does not count. It’s not hard to minimize it.

Clean up the voter registration rolls, eliminating the dead people and those no longer in the district. Voter ID. You have to show ID to cash a check, have a bank account, get a drivers’ license, travel on a plane. It has been claimed that voter ID laws suppress the vote of minorities and the poor, but there is no evidence of that whatsoever. Eleven states that adopted strict voter ID laws, nine had increased turnout in 2016m or had turnout higher than the national average.

California is registering everyone to vote who gets a driver’s license, whether they are eligible to vote or not. Washington DC is considering allowing 16 year olds to vote. Democrats have also been known to get college students registered at their college as well as at home. They have also been known to sign up numbers of illegal aliens.  That would seem to be the answer to the question of “Why do Democrats pretend vote fraud doesn’t exist?”

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Oddly, This Is What The Democrats Oppose! Keep That in Mind by The Elephant's Child

The one identity we’re not encouraged to trumpet is the one that enables us to trumpet all the others, our identity as citizens of a very particular kind of society, built on the rule of law, property rights, freedom of expression, and the universal franchise.……………………………..

Mark Steyn: “The Silver Virus: The West’s Anti-Westernism:”.The New Criterion: Feb. ’02

In the Western myth, many have found exactly what they were looking for. Significantly, the images and the simple story of the western legend first caught on in the early nineteenth century, those years when the young Republic, like a proud and gawky adolescent was trying to decide who and what it was. This myth has been around ever since, simply because it has always done its job.
The legend is rooted in a story with which just about anyone can identify. It tells what happened when ordinary people moved into an extraordinary land. Often enough they overcame the challenges that they met there, but the real point of the story is not what happened to the land, but what happened to the people. They were changed, the legend insists—transformed, reborn. And they were better for it. The ordeal in the wilderness created the American, we believe, free-thinking, open, tough, optimistic, self-reliant—the litany goes on and on. The western hero has embodied these virtues and this message. He is us, only a little bigger, tougher, braver. From James Fenimore Cooper to John Wayne, whenever someone has told us this story and has done it well, we have clapped and made him rich.

………………Robert  G. Athearn: The Mythic West: University Press of Kansas. 1986

The framework that the Founders devised to unite a baker’s dozen of small homogeneous colonies on the Atlantic coast proved strong enough to expand across a continent and halfway round the globe to Hawaii. That’s why the British have successfully exported Westminster constitutions to Belize, Papua New Guinea, and India, the world’s largest democracy, mainly Hindu but with a minority population of 150 million Muslims (that’s some minority) who to their credit have no interest in the fetid swamp of militant Islamism in which so many of their co-religionists elsewhere are festering. Of the world’s fifty most free nations, half were once ruled by Britain. That’s the sort of thing most countries would boast about, not teach in schools as a shameful legacy of oppression.
……………………………………………………………………………………Mark Steyn: Ibid

Our county was not predestined to prosper, it did so through choices made at its Founding and renewed every generation since: the choices of freedom over rule, property over collectivization, the liberty of the individual human spirit over the dictates of the enlightened few. We should be thankful for the wisdom of our ancestors in creating this heritage, and mindful of our stewardship as we are called to carry forward this idea called America.…………………………

……………………………James S. Robbins: “Pilgrim Parable” NRO, November 27, 2002



How Do You Introduce Someone to America For the Very First Time? by The Elephant's Child

For all those people like Alexandria Ocasia Cortez and Bernie Sanders who are just sure that a Socialist form of government would be much superior to this very unfair thing called Democracy and Capitalism, here’s a story of a Ukrainian woman’s introduction to America. Nolan Peterson brought his new Ukrainian wife to America for their honeymoon, and tried to show her–her new country.

Yet, I want to share with you a perspective of your country that might be as foreign to you as the conflicts on which I’ve reported. It’s the perspective of my wife—a 22-year-old Ukrainian woman who was born in the shadow of the Soviet Union and spent most of her young life amid the backdrop of revolutions and war.

Despite all the broken dreams in her country, Lilya, like so many Ukrainians of her generation, possesses a clear vision of the life she wants and deserves. And you, dear reader, are already living it.

When the jet broke through the clouds and out the window we saw the lights of the New York City skyline, Lilya smiled and said, “This is the dream of all my life.”

Do read the whole thing. It’s a nice and somewhat surprising story.




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