Whose Commander-in-Chief is he?
“It is a very sad day in our country when the men and women of the armed forces are serving abroad and facing danger of a daily basis and are denied the right to vote for the president of the United States who will be their commander in chief.” This was the statement of Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf who commanded the Coalition Forces in the 1991 Persian Gulf War, led widespread condemnation of the Democrat memo.
Thousands of overseas military members registered to vote in Florida complained that they never received requested absentee ballots, the ballots arrived too late, or their votes were rejected. In an election won by Bush by just 537 votes, Florida officials had disqualified 1,527 military votes for lack of a postmark.
Now as far as we are concerned if there is any one thing left about “America” amidst the overwhelming influx of illegal immigrants (just because we don’t hear about it, doesn’t mean that the problem does not exist; ) subsequently, there are still 12 million illegal immigrants living comfortably in the U.S.A.
One of the most respected ideologies in America has been its safeguards and integrity left within voting parameters. We feel that is just another part of our Nation that is gone by the wayside because of the leftist ideology. Make no mistake about it – in a Nation where so much emphasis is put on a simple drivers license (personal identification, blood type, organ donation, proof of age for purchasing liquor, or cigarettes, operating a motor vehicle to name a few); however, our question remains are any of these purchases or donations more important than the sanctity of voting?
In the same way, while leftist-engineered vote fraud is a genuine problem in today’s America, the left denies it and instead projects its guilt onto Republicans with indignant cries of “voter suppression” in response to the most mild and reasonable attempts on the part of state officials to identify who people are before they vote.
In 2004, the same sorts of complaints arose. And in 2008, legal complaints, news stories, and studies showed dozens of states failing to allow soldiers enough time to vote.
Then in 2010, ex-DOJ attorney M. Eric Eversole spoke out against the Obama Justice Department for its failure to safeguard the military vote.
Although Congress had passed in 2009 a law mandating that military personnel overseas be given sufficient time to participate in U.S. elections, the DOJ’s Voting Section was ignoring the new laws, potentially allowing thousands of uncounted ballots to fall through the cracks, said Eversole, a former litigation attorney for the DOJ Voting Section.
And according to a 2009 Pew Center report, more than one-third of states did not provide military voters stationed abroad enough time to vote or were at high risk of not providing enough time. The study found six states provided time to vote only if their military personnel overseas return completed absentee ballots by fax or email – a practice with privacy and security vulnerabilities.
Although current law requires that absentee ballots be shipped to military voters overseas a minimum of 45 days prior to Election Day, Eversole said in a Washington Times column that tens of thousands of soldiers received their ballots too late to ensure their votes could be counted in 2010. After the 2010 midterm elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission released data showing less than half of the 119,000 overseas military votes cast were counted.
Leftists are masters of projection; they reflexively accuse others of the evil they themselves commit. So when Occupy protesters display widespread anti-Semitism, rape women and defecate on police cars, the leftist media ignore it and accuse tea partiers of similar misbehavior, utterly without evidence. Now just for a moment reflect on the notion of this same situation violating The Voting Rights Act of 1965.
Yet there is one form of voter suppression that is real and vexing. It is being perpetrated by the left. And its target is the one group that deserves, more than you or me or anyone else in America, to be able to vote for our next commander in chief. And that’s our fighting men and women.