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Democrats and vote fraud Bruce Tinsley’s Mallard Fillmore cartoon on Wednesday (Culture, et cetera) about a Washington State woman who registered her dog to vote — the Associated Press story indicates that she actually voted three times in his name — illustrates a very important issue as we approach the 2008 national elections. That issue is election fraud and the different approach to it of the two major parties.
There are many good reasons for voting against Democrats, but this one stands out for its clarity and simplicity. This issue tells the voter all he needs to know about which party to support. While continuing their seven-year whine that “Bush stole the 2000 election” by “stealing” Florida (the major media recount demonstrated otherwise), Democrats follow policies designed to make it as difficult as possible to assure honest elections.
Two specific examples:
(1) The so-called motor-voter laws that make voter registration as easy and unsecure as possible
(2) The voter-identification laws, which assure that the person presenting himself at the polls to vote is the person who has registered.
On each of these two voter-fraud issues, the Democrats overwhelmingly come down on the side of lax security, the Republicans on the side of solid security.
Despite the pathetic argument that they are only attempting to support unfettered election participation by certain groups — as it happens, groups that overwhelmingly support Democrats — the motive for the Democrats’ approach to election fraud is clear: the Democrats have profited from and hope to continue profiting from votes cast by fraud. That is reason enough to vote against them.
The column “The path to …?” (Commentary, July 3) by Frank Gaffney Jr. contained a message full of hate against Muslims and Islam. He called Shariah a fascist legal code, the Islamic Center/Mosque in Washington a place for disseminating intolerant Islamofascist ideology and the Organization of the Islamic Conference an organization sympathetic to jihadists.
Apparently, President Bush’s visit to the mosque on the occasion of its 50th anniversary infuriated Mr. Gaffney and led him to write such distortions and misinformation. He overlooked the facts of history and fairness. It was under the Islamic Shariah that European Jews lived their golden age of freedom and prosperity in Spain and the Ottoman Empire. Shariah code is essentially based upon the Koranic rules “no compulsion in religion” and “you have your religion and I have mine.”
Mr. Bush was not the first American president to visit the Islamic Center/Mosque in Washington. Fifty years ago, President Eisenhower dedicated the Islamic Center and reminded the world that civilization owes to the Islamic world some of its most important achievements. The Washington mosque is a place of worship to the one God that the Muslims worship and they call him the God of the world, not of Muslims alone. The message of universality and equality is central in the Islamic doctrine.
The Organization of the Islamic Conference is a regional organization of governments, exactly like the Organization of American States (OAS) or the African Union (AU) or the Arab League (LAS) or the European Union (EU). The only difference is that the OIC is not based on ethnicity, nationalism or geography, but on shared common values. That is why you find among its member countries from four continents, such as Albania and Turkey, Egypt and Tunisia, Malaysia and Indonesia, Senegal, Mozambique and Guyana. Through its Islamic Development Bank, the organization has undertaken a great number of projects.
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