Monday, April 28, 2008

SCOTUS Upholds Indiana Voter ID Law

There is still a level of common sense on the court from time to time. The Supreme Court upheld the state of Indiana's voter ID law. Of course the liberals and the leftist justices on the court don't like such laws as they require a bit of integrity in the voting process. This article describes the split of the court's vote. Suprisingly, Stevens showed a bit of sense for a change in the 6-3 outcome.

Indiana has a "valid interest in protecting 'the integrity and reliability of
the electoral process,'" said Justice John Paul Stevens in an opinion that was
joined by Chief Justice John Roberts and Justice Anthony Kennedy.
said that Indiana's desire to prevent fraud and to inspire voter confidence in
the election system are important even though there have been no reports of the
kind of fraud the law was designed to combat. Evidence of voters being
inconvenienced by the law's requirements also is scant. For the overwhelming
majority of voters, an Indiana driver's license serves as the identification.

Breyer, Ginsburg and Souter, of course, are still in lala land.

Indiana Secretary of State Todd Rokita, a Republican, praised the decision.
"This says to the voter you can have confidence again in the elections because
we're doing some of the things the guy at the video store does when you go and
rent a video," Rokita said.

Well put Todd. That has been Ol' BC's take since the controversy began.

Just a thought.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Obama Quote

While scanning blogs, I came across delftsman. He had posted a quote that somewhat baffles one's mind.

'As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides," Obama said. "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression. And the anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all. It should be swapped for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing.' If that were our anthem, then I might salute it." BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

There is no way in the world this idiot should be president of our country. How in the hell have millions of people voted for this guy. Hell0 United States. Can you still read? Can you hear? Hello?

Just an observation.

Monday, April 14, 2008

Italy Elects Conservative Berlusconi

. . .after only two years of liberalism.

The victory for Berlusconi is testament to his political longevity — and sees
him return to power after two years of center-left rule by Premier Romano Prodi
left Italy with a stagnating economy.

Stagnating economy. Not performing with the rest of Europe. Funny how that happening led to the elections of Merkel and Sarkozy. Conservatives win and socialists lose and economies begin to thrive. Now think about it. An economic regression like Italy's is exactly the prospect of the United States if Hitlery or B. Hussein are elected, as the main stream media pushes for so vehemently. As Nancy Reagan said. . .just say no.

Just a thought.

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Phoenix Sheriff In Hot Water

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County (Phoenix) Arizona is catching heat from the mayor for putting forth some effort to address the illegal alien problem in the area. This article tells the story.

The "saturation patrols" have drawn protests from civil rights and
immigrant-rights advocates, but they have drawn support from backers of Maricopa
County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and from people who believe the government hasn't done
enough against illegal immigration.

I find all this talk interesting for several reasons. First, the illegal aliens aren't immigrants. This country has and has had an immigration process to allow a legal and orderly flow of immigrants into this country. This has been the case for years and years. I've yet to hear anybody scream for its abandonment. Secondly, the illegal aliens have broken the law of the land in this country by entering illegally. It seems someone willing to try to enforce our laws should be applauded . Also, I fail to understand what rights of these illegal aliens the "advocates" are talking about. I have yet to see anything pointing to abuse or torture or anything of the like. Merely apprending a law breaker doesn't seem out of line to me. It certainly doesn't seem to be a violation of one's rights. Actually, it sounds like someone is serious about his sworn duty to the people he serves.

Just a thought.