American Elephants

The U.N. Will Investigate U.S. Voter ID Laws by The Elephant's Child

Most of us have to show our driver’s license so frequently that we don’t give it much thought — at the bank, the drug store, the doctor’s office, the hospital, to buy alcohol, to fly, to go to an R movie or every time you pay by check, in my state when I vote, but this is not a uniform requirement. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is currently blocking implementation of voter ID laws in South Carolina and Texas.

This is just the latest battle in the fight for voter integrity at the ballot box, and the reason why two supporters of voter ID are launching a robust defense of the laws.

“We believe this offensive by the Justice Department must be met with a counteroffensive,” said Ken Blackwell, Ohio’s former secretary of state. He is working on the project with Ken Klukowski, a fellow with the American Civil Rights Union and faculty member at Liberty University’s School of Law The two will launch their project in the coming days. Blackwell and Klukowski warn that liberals will stop at nothing in their quest to topple voter ID laws.

“The Obama-Holder Department of Justice has launched an all-out war on voter ID and other measures,” Blackwell said. “Although Holder’s actions are purported to prevent African-Americans from being disenfranchised, in reality they serve as a crass political attempt to ensure his boss gets re-elected this year.”

One might conclude that Democrats want to keep their options for fraud open at the voting booth.  ACORN is an organization whose members have been arrested and convicted in several states, and are well known for registration drives that elicited voters named Mickey Mouse, and Donald Duck. The organization has changed its name, but still operates in the  same way. Congress has attempted to eliminate funding for them. Then the Democrats had the “Secretary of State Project” during the last elections that was specifically designed to elect Democrats to the office in charge of voter registration, and the voter rolls, as well as supervising electoral results.

Officials from the NAACP are presenting their case against U.S. voter ID laws to the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland. They argue that requiring voters to show a picture ID disenfranchises voters and suppresses the minority vote. Saudi Arabia is a member of the Council, and they don’ t allow women to drive, let alone vote. A number of other members have only very recently allowed women to vote.

The civil rights group will present Kemba Smith Pradia, as a witness.  She lives in the Midwest and has a criminal conviction on her record.  She is concerned that if she moves back to Virginia from the Midwest, state law will block her voting because of her record, even though she was granted clemency by President Clinton.

If they can create enough controversy, perhaps they can keep South Carolina and Texas from enforcing their voter ID laws at least until after the election in November.


America the Truly Awful has Confessed All to the United Nations. by The Elephant's Child

The United Nations, an international organization founded in naive hopes of  permanent world peace , a more perfect world and other Utopian aims has become noted mostly for its corruption — political, financial and personal.  Nowhere is the corruption more obvious than in the matter of human rights.

In 2001, in the midst of ethnic cleansing in Darfur, Sudan was unanimously elected to the UN Commission on Human Rights.  The US  ambassador walked out of the commission.  Two years on, the commission has been replaced by the UN Human Rights Council, whose members include Russia, China, Saudi Arabia and Cuba, all perfect examples of observing the rights of all.  Plus, under the Obama administration, the US, which rejoined last year.

The Council reviews the human-rights record of every UN member every four years.  America, the Obama State Department told the world this week when it filed its 29 page self-assessment, has a human-rights problem.  Especially concerning our treatment of women, blacks, Latinos, Muslims, South Asians, Native Americans, and members of the LBGT community. “The American experiment is a human experiment” the assessment says.  But we fall short on “fairness, equality, and dignity” in such areas as education, health and housing.

To remedy educational deficiencies at the college level, the administration is eagerly promoting “educational equity for women and students of color.” Another human rights problem: “Asian-American suffer from stomach cancer 114 percent more often than non-Hispanic white men.”

The Saudis, for example, say that human rights are respected in the kingdom — consistent with sharia law. That leaves out a lot of women, gays, lesbians and religious minorities.  It apparently makes the Professional Left feel much better if we just confess to the whole world that we are truly awful, bigoted, evil and most everything is America’s fault.I wonder why?

After the Apology Tour, I suppose we should have expected this.  I really don’t grasp the mindset.  What is it that they think they are doing?

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