Tuesday, September 30, 2008

FOX News- An Interesting New Book

John Fund was interviewed on Fox News this morning. He recently re- released this book: Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens our Democracy. (If you click on the title, it should take you to Amazon.com)

The commentator on Fox News did an outstanding bipartisan job of interviewing this guy. They had him on the news this morning because Ohio starts early voting today. There is a great deal of controversy over the methods to acquiring 'early' votes. Apparently there is no checking process and any person can register and vote- felons, illegal immigrants, those without id, etc. This has created a supposed kink in the all-good intentioned system to register voters and acquire votes. The problem comes when these folks register and vote; weeks later the voter card comes back stating they can't vote- there is no way to remove their votes from the system. They can't be removed because their votes have already been counted. So people who register as Mary Poppins can vote and sway the vote.

Although you do have to ask yourself are there really that many Mary Poppins out there to sway an entire national voting system???

NOW, you have to ask yourself is this really democratic? Is it democratic to want to 'remove' votes from the system because they are ex-cons, illegal immigrants, etc? Is it democratic to discriminate? Is it discrimination to not allow ex-cons to vote? Yet, requiring them to paying taxes? Is it a democracy that tells a portion of it's population to pay taxes or else; and yet not allow that portion of the population to vote?

I suppose the above answers would depend on your idea and definition of a democracy. I look forward to reading John Fund's book to see what is his take on "democracy".