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Don’t make it easy to rig elections
Democrats are battling a number of states that are getting tough on voter identification laws. There is a national push by the Democrat Party against voter ID laws. In July more than 15 Democratic senators signed a letter asking Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate states enacting what they call “highly restrictive photo identification requirements.” In July the Democratic Governors Association began efforts to raise $50,000 to combat voter ID laws. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo) has stated, “Even if a so-called ineligible person (unregistered American, illegal immigrant) casts a ballot is that really so bad? Shouldn’t every living person be entitled to vote for who will rule over him?” A U.S. senator speaking on behalf of violating our laws.
Most intellectually honest Americans know that voter fraud is real. Milwaukee reported detailed fraud in the 2004 presidential election in Wisconsin. The Colorado secretary of state found last year that 5,000 noncitizens voted in their Senate race. We all should know the ACORN group was found guilty and fined for voter fraud efforts.
What better way to lose track of legal elections than to allow people to vote if they can’t prove an address. You just cannot track a person who may live in Kentucky or be homeless in Kentucky one day and then in Ohio the next without a proper address.
Efforts against legal voter ID are on the increase across America. I urge all who are aware and concerned about voter law violations in Kentucky to vote in November for Bill Johnson for secretary of state. I am sure that no one will keep Bill Johnson from enforcing or strengthening our laws. Kentuckians should be assured that in our state it will be easy to vote but hard to cheat.
Proverbs 20:1 (KJV) says, “Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging: and whosoever is deceived thereby is not wise.” The premise that expanding alcohol sales is not harmful to the community and that it brings more money to the local economy is misleading and deceptive. A search on Drugfree.com’s website underneath the heading of “Alcohol” leads you to a paragraph titled “Short Term Effects,” which says, “Low to moderate doses of alcohol can also increase the incidence of a variety of aggressive acts, including domestic violence and child abuse.” The March of Dimes’ website has a page on “Alcohol” with a paragraph titled “Drinking Alcohol During Pregnancy” which states, “Although many women are aware that heavy drinking during pregnancy can cause birth defects, many do not realize that moderate or even light drinking also may harm the fetus. In fact, no level of alcohol use during pregnancy has been proven safe.”
We have been deceived into thinking that low to moderate intake of alcohol doesn’t have a negative side effect. We’re also told that alcohol brings additional revenue that helps the local economy. If alcohol really is an indicator for prosperity, then how come places such as Flaherty and Boston aren’t seeing an economic boom? The day Danville voted to go “wet” the Advocate Messenger ran a front page story about the town of Lancaster’s budget shortfall in spite of the additional revenues from the sale of alcohol. In a different article the police chief of Danville was quoted as saying additional officers would be needed to handle the expected negative impact of expanding alcohol sales. If you care about the safety and well being of this community then vote no on Oct. 4.
Jeff Harris, pastor
Lincoln Trail Baptist Church