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Appeals Court Gives Arizona Partial Victory on Voter-ID Law

SpeaknUp Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:19 PM
I'm having trouble understanding what "two provisions of the U.S. Constitution" are violated in the process of asking for proof of citizenship. There are four clauses in the Constitution regarding voting--found in Amendments 15, 19, 24, and 26. Every one of them begins with "citizens." The Constitution assumes that only citizens may vote. Logic and common sense are on the side of laws that require proof. How else does one know that a voter is a citizen??
Steven668 Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 2:35 AM
It is not the Constitution, it is a federal statute. The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 allows voters to register by mail. It would be difficult to provide proof of citizenship with such a registration. On the other hand, you have to show a birth certificate, drivers license, or passport to get a job. I see no reason why one of these documents could not be photocopied and sent in with a voter registration. There is room for the Supreme Court, or any other court, to uphold the entire law.
ConservativeSue Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 5:56 PM
There you go confusing the Liberals with the facts.

Not to worry though, good old Nancy Pelosi is working on changing the Constitution in areas she doesn't agree. After all, the Constitution is merely a guideline for us and not actually meant to be obeyed. The founding fathers just wrote is up because they were bored and had some extra paper and quill pens that needed to be used up before the end of the budget year.

Remember Nancy, Harry, and B.O. know what's best for us. We were foolish to think living debt-free was preferred to being in debt from now until eternity.
PecosPete.38 Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:42 PM
SpeakUp: You cannot apply common sense & reason to anything this administration tries to do. Truly.
This is not hyperbole. They are incapable of using logical thought processes. Basically, it's because they are trying to slip a whole new country under our noses w/out the citizens realizing what's happening.
Patriot155 Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:47 PM
They've done a pretty good job so far.
Patriot155 Wrote: Apr 20, 2012 4:50 PM
The big problem is, the generation coming are not aware of their Constitutional Rights or even if there is a Consititution. The only time they hear of the Constitution is when some whiner is boooohoooooing over a criminal's execution, homosexual's "rights to serve in the military" or marry each other, or when the ACLU twist's the 1st Amendment to say what they want it to mean or say.

Editor's Note: This column was co-authored by Ken Klukowski, Legal columnist at

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