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Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

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Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

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April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

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April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

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John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

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April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

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Jewish World Review June 18, 2012/ 28 Sivan, 5772

Dems afraid of loosing their grip

By Jack Kelly




http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | The pounding Democrats and labor unions took in the Wisconsin recall election has made more frantic their efforts to protect vote fraud.

There may have been a lot of it in the Badger state:


  • He was on his way from Michigan in a four bus convoy organized by unions there to vote in Wisconsin, said a caller to a Washington, D.C. radio station.

  • A "heavy" turnout in tiny Norway, just north of the Illinois line, normally is about 300, resident John Barrett told a Milwaukee radio station. By midmorning, 1,794 had voted.

"It's very easy to potentially commit fraud and get away with it," said the state attorney general, J.B. Van Hollen.

That's because a judge in Dane County (Madison) issued an injunction blocking enforcement of Wisconsin's new photo ID law. So when two teachers from Pulaski high school in Milwaukee brought a busload of students to the municipal building to cast absentee ballots, all the students had to show to "prove" eligibility was a class roster.

Some may not have been old enough to vote, but they weren't asked to prove their age.

The GOP won big in a state that has gone Democratic in every presidential election since 1984, despite the cheating. So Democrats fear President Barack Obama is doomed if, in November, only those who are eligible vote.

That's why photo ID laws are to Democrats what wolfsbane and garlic are to vampires.

People have to show photo ID to get on an airplane or an Amtrak train, buy beer or cigarettes, pick up movie tickets, apply for food stamps, or enter a federal building. But to require voters to show it is "racism," Democrats say.

Their hypocrisy is stunning. Democrats in Massachusetts required a photo ID to get into their state convention last month. If you want to have Michelle Obama autograph a copy of her book for you, you have to produce a photo ID.

About 75 percent of Americans support photo ID laws, polls show.

So does the Supreme Court. It upheld Indiana's photo ID law in a 6-3 decision in 2008.

"There is no question about the legitimacy or importance of the State's interest in counting only the votes of eligible voters," wrote liberal Justice John Paul Stevens for the majority. The burdens imposed by having to acquire photo ID "are neither so serious nor so frequent as to raise any question about the constitutionality," of the Indiana law, he said.

The foremost recommendation in the 2005 report of the Commission on Federal Electoral Reform, headed by former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, was for photo ID.

"The electoral system cannot inspire confidence if no safeguards exist to deter or detect fraud or to confirm the identity of voters," the report said.

But following the law and public opinion might loosen the Democrats' grip on power, so they ignore both.

Vote fraud's prime protector is Attorney General Eric Holder. The attorney general is supposed to be the nation's leading law enforcement officer, not its foremost scofflaw. But in the Obama administration, many things have been turned upside down.

Mr. Holder is bringing suits against as many states as he can to block enforcement of their ballot security measures, and to prevent them from enforcing immigration laws. He knows the courts eventually will rule against him. (In April, the very liberal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld Arizona's photo ID law.) But Mr. Holder hopes "eventually" is after the election.

Voting by illegal immigrants is a big problem in Arizona, the state's attorney general said last year. The Obama administration is encouraging it, he said.

The Justice Department has ordered Florida to stop removing illegal aliens from its voter rolls. It would be "racist" to keep the illegals from voting illegally, because nearly all are Hispanic, Justice said.

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 gives the Justice Department authority to review voting law changes in formerly segregrated states. Mr. Holder's abusing it.

Florida won't knuckle under. Election officials will continue to remove the deceased and the ineligible from voter rolls, said state Attorney General Pam Bondi. And Florida plans to countersue to gain access to the SAVE program (Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlement Program System of Records), which, Ms. Bondi said, is unlawfully being denied.

If Justice doesn't back off, the matter will be in court sooner than Mr. Holder wants. The way to deal with bullies is to confront them.

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JWR contributor Jack Kelly, a former Marine and Green Beret, was a deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force in the Reagan administration.

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