Voter ID: Judicial Activism Has to Stop

Canceled Out

Judge Julie Robinson ruled earlier Monday that Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship in order to vote. She is the latest in a slew of activist judges trying to keep America from protecting one of Her most sacred rights.

For years we have been warned that our voting process has been compromised in many ways. Conflicting and often times untrue reports have been inundating the internet, only to bring more confusion than anything else. Americans rightly feel that if this issue isn’t resolved, our votes will continue to be canceled out by illegal aliens allowed to vote.


Judge Robinson ruled that it is unconstitutional to require proof of citizenship when at the polls. This ruling is a setback for Chris Kobach, who has been vocal in his support of this law. The law requires a form of identification to be allowed to vote, such as a birth certificate, U.S., passport or naturalization papers.

This ruling states that the law disproportionately affects qualified voters while only nominally affecting those voting illegally. However, Kobach has told the court he has proof of a total of 127 noncitizens who at least tried to register to vote; 43 of them were successful in registering and 11 have voted since 2000.

Reactions vary and are partisan in nature. Many are calling this ruling a “stinging rebuke” for Koback. They claim the voter ID law is an “unconstitutional crusade” and claim that it was based on “a xenophobic lie that noncitizens are engaged in rampant election fraud,” and that it will ”target Democratic-leaning minorities and college students who may not have such documentation.”

Just One Problem

Critics continue to use the racist notion that minorities aren’t very well documented and have limited if any access to said documents. For some reason, Democrats don’t believe that these minorities can figure out how to get their birth certificate. However, you can go here to get your birth certificate in the state of Kansas.

Democrats also say college students are adversely affected, which really needs some explaining. One question that ridiculous statement brings up is: how, then, did this college student get into college? None of the arguments against voter ID have been well thought out; you need a birth certificate, photo ID, and a social security card to enroll into any school, even college (and don’t forget your shot records).

For that matter, you need all these pieces of identification when:
  • Applying for a job
  • Applying for benefits
  • Obtaining a U.S. passport

A Few Other Things That Need ID

There are numerous things that require a basic ID. For example, you also need ID when:
  • Purchasing alcohol
  • Purchasing tobacco products
  • Cashing a check
  • Driving a car
  • Obtaining a fishing license
  • Boarding an airplane
  • Obtaining healthcare
  • Obtaining a utility account
  • Purchasing a car
  • Registering a car
  • Obtaining a retirement account
  • Donating blood/plasma
  • Purchasing a firearm
  • Using a credit card
  • Buying car insurance
  • Purchasing train tickets
  • Purchasing amusement park passes
  • Volunteering
  • Obtaining a library card or checking out a book
  • Purchasing a home
Theoretically, it would be possible for one to exist in society without doing any of these things -- but realistically, how many people does that apply to? Not to mention the fact that college students either have done those things, or they will need to at some point.

However, apparently, these arguments weren’t very important to the George W. Bush appointee. If requiring ID for Kansans to vote is unconstitutional, why is it constitutional for ID to be required for the 20 activities listed above? Americans haven’t seen our government so loudly protesting these apparent infringements on our civil liberties.

Appealing the Decision

Kobach released a statement in which he vows to appeal the activist judge’s ruling. He stated, “Her conclusion is incorrect, and it is inconsistent with precedents of the U.S. Supreme Court.” Kobach also stated her ruling was extreme and that it is unlikely to survive the scrutiny of a higher court.

Steve Watkins, the Republican candidate for Kansas’ second Congressional district, gave a statement in which he vehemently denounced the ruling: “The latest example of unelected judges replacing their wisdom for that of voters. [...] There is nothing controversial about requiring United States citizens to show identification when they register to vote; it protects American citizens’ right to free and fair elections. Instead of mocking or playing politics with the integrity of our electoral process — the judiciary should be protecting it.”

Mary Magaline / Copy Editor

I thrive on political dialogue. Communicating truth has a way of cutting through the noise in this world. When there is chaos all around, you will find me grounded in my Christian faith and networking with like-minded friends online. I love President Trump and I want my country back!
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  1. If you don't yet understand... nothing is going to change until it is illegal for the Left to hold office. Of course, they say the same thing about the Right, but they MEAN it. We only say it as venting, or perhaps miracle thinking, but they actively work towards removing conservative thought, people, and ideals.

    Part of this process is the insertion of judges who don't uphold common sense Americanism and human decency. What's that you say? A Bush appointee? So you think that proves she's not a Leftist judge? Look at the ruling. There is nothing there except a mechanical appeasement of Leftist ideas, not a hard look at what's happened and continues to happen in America.

    We think we won with the Reagan Revolution, but that only delayed what has become inevitable, Leftist success through Right complacency and weakness.

  2. Thank yoy, Mary Magaline! Again, an excellent article which hits tge nail on the head 20+ times!

  3. This leftest judge should be in a mental institution. If she is allowed to get away with this then America is doomed. All thanks to the FAKE Obama.




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