Voter Suppression in South Carolina

Voter suppression in South Carolina is real. I know from personal experience.

When you vote in South Carolina, you are required to have South Carolina photo identification that is current.

Let me explain what is happening here in S.C., where I have lived all but 5 years of my life.

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Photo from Mike Peters. Grimmy.com

When I returned to SC, the DMV informed me that they need a copy of each marriage license for every name change (I was married twice). The vital records department charges $12 per license if handled by mail, much more if handled online, or less if you travel to Columbia.

Without my SC Driver’s License or SC ID (same rules apply), I cannot vote. Well, if had a passport I could, but I don’t.

Now tell me why, logically speaking, when my name has not changed in 25 years, when my first husband is deceased, and being that I was divorced before I left SC, WHY should I have to pay the state for documents I shall never need again?

I can think of only one reason: Voter Suppression. Two of the ugliest words an American citizen ever has to utter.

“They” are hoping to make it so time consuming that you will give up  instead of proceeding to get your “right to vote,” while they place obstacles in your way and interfere with your rights, over ridiculous rules that even the FBI and Law Enforcement do not require.

I would like to see them go to such lengths before they are allowed to arrest someone. You know, just to make sure they are locking up the right person. Oh but they don’t care about that, they just care about keeping Democrats from voting.

That’s my accusation and I’m sticking to it.

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Photo from Nick Anderson.

How do they expect people in poverty without a car who can barely keep food on the table, to retrieve their marriage licenses? Who keeps a marriage license after a divorce? Word to the wise – start keeping them. You never know when you will need it. Of course, you’ll need them in duplicate so both spouses have one, which, again, will cost you money.

I have my birth certificate, and my Social Security card with my correct name and correct address. I have my expired SCDL and my active AZDL. I also have a student ID, but it’s from AZ, and apparently SC doesn’t trust me or AZ, or even their past DLs issued.

South Carolina, You’ve gone too far.

#VoterSuppression

By the way according to the Office of Strategic Influence,

  • There are more UFO sightings than suspected voter fraud cases source
  • Analysis of 2,068 reported fraud cases found 10 cases of alleged in-person voter impersonation since 2000

officeofstrategicinfluence.com/

 

Below is an excerpt from another article:

Study Finds Republican
Voter Suppression
Is Even
More Effective Than You Think

Feb 2, 2016 2:44 pm at http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2016/02/02/3745296/major-voter-id-study/

Given that minorities tend to vote overwhelmingly Democratic, researchers were left with little doubt that strict voter ID laws were hurting Democratic candidates.

 

Christians Don’t Go Around Beheading People

Lent has begun. Today, I was watching The View while one of the hosts (Nicolle Wallace) discussed why President Obama wasn’t saying the right things about ISIL. She wants to hear more condemnation, regardless of how it makes our American Muslims feel. But that isn’t what troubled me the most. She said that unlike ISIL, Christians don’t go around beheading people.

It’s true. Christians don’t behead people. Their homicides are much harder to prove legally, but they are just as deadly.

Christians allow people to starve, be homeless, freeze to death and die from lack of adequate health care.

Why don’t Christians in America

unite and end homelessness?Homeless Sign

How can a majority group (around 70% in America), not get together and solve this crisis in America?

How does this passive tolerance of gradual suffering and death have anything at all to do with exemplifying the love of God?

It doesn’t.

The mere tolerance of such pain and suffering exemplifies selfishness, judgements, greed and evil. Yes, evil. It’s evil to sit back and do nothing.

You’re sleeping on the job Christians.

One might argue that a single church does good deeds in their community, or that a specific denomination provides help to some people – but usually there are qualifications that must be met, groups that must review the appeals for help, and then votes taken to actually administer that help. Besides, it’s not enough.

One might also argue that individual Christians help those in need when they see them, or maybe they even go looking for someone to help… but again, it’s not enough.

It doesn’t solve the problem.

I guess it does provide a loophole for those who are looking to redeem themselves for not doing more.

A proper use of the resources of the WHOLE group of people calling themselves Christians would be to unite and end homelessness, end hunger, and provide health care to all.

Furthermore, if the majority of Christians do not want to play nicely together to get the job done, then they should shut the heck up about the government doing it.

It simply needs to be done and there are plenty of resources to do it.

Have a blessed Lent?

Tell that to the Viet Nam Veteran who froze to death this week.

Better yet, tell his family to have a blessed Lent.

Pope Francis suggests that even more than candy or alcohol, we fast from indifference towards others.

http://time.com/3714056/pope-francis-lent-2015-fasting/

Christians don’t go around beheading people, they just let them die a slow and painful death by their apathy.

#renouncereligion #Lent #homelessness