Our Freedom comes from God, from our Constitution and the way we ensure that freedom constitutionally is through our right to vote, one vote for one person. O’Reilly’s interview with Colin Powell last night is receiving a lot of attention, mostly due to Powell’s vote for Obama twice, because he felt Obama had the best economic plan. Well, yes wouldn’t he think that – twice? He tried to point out that O’Reilly was a racist because he pounded the fact that Blacks and minorities were worse off under Obama, and according to Powell he didn’t vote as a Black, he voted as a person, or something like that. O’Reilly quoted Powell’s own words on the minority issue, so that put that to bed, but the real bit of news here is that Colin Powell is in the tank for no voter ID other than the day you register to vote. He is full-out Progressive. Once you register and walk into the polls and tell them who you are, voting officials are to believe you, and hand you the ballot. Powell contends there is no “study” to show fraud of any significance. He even said it with a straight face. That’s like saying to your doctor when you must provide your Social Security Number and photo ID, I’m telling you who I am and you have no right to ask for further identification – now give me my exam. That’s like telling the American Airline ticket agent, I gave you information when I booked online. You haven’t the right to ask to actually see it. I won’t go through all the many, many times we MUST PROVE who we are. This is disgraceful coming from a man who sent soldiers out to fight and die for our freedom, because as we all know only too well, they fight for our right to remain free one vote at a time, one vote, one person, not for the right of some to cheat to vote.
Every so-called “republic,” including especially banana republics, stuff the ballot box. Take a look at Venezuela. Do you really think ordinary Venezuelans voted to have their television and radio stations seized, shut down or nationalized?
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Powell: You can’t have policies that make it harder for minorities to vote. I think one of the most terrible things to happen in the past election season is when we had a number of states going out of their way, claiming there was outright fraud when there really wasn’t any fraud to be of concern to us, but we were doing things to make it more difficult for those people to vote.
O’Reilly: The voter ID – you object to showing an identification card when you vote.
O’Reilly: Well, that’s all the Republican Party wants, just a voter ID
Powell: I object to putting in place additional levels of voter ID, that…
Powell:…that disenfranchise those of our fellow citizens. I want to see a Republican Party that rather than making it more difficult and restricting the number of days and hours you can vote, a Republican Party that says we want everyone to vote and we’re going to give you a reason to vote for us.
O’Reilly: All right. If asking or an ID is trying to restrict the vote, I’m sorry. You should be able to prove who you are before you cast a ballot.
Powell: No, you should be able to prove who you are when you register to vote, and when you make the proper registeration, identify yourself, you shouldn’t have to go to a higher level to identify yourself.
O’Reilly: But surely you know how fraud is committed in Boston and Chicago…you show up and it’s not you.
Powell: I’ve not seen any study that says fraud is a problem of such significance that these kinds of procedures were in place, and I’m glad to see that Governor Scott has said he is turning the issue back over to the local community…
O’Reilly: Showing an ID to vote is a bare minimum