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September 24, 2012 - 7:43 am

As if anyone needed more proof that our society is on a feeding tube, Reuters deadpans the following lead in a story entitled “Voting laws may disenfranchise 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens: study”:

“New voting laws in 23 of the 50 states could keep more than 10 million Hispanic U.S. citizens from registering and voting, a new study said on Sunday, a number so large it could affect the outcome of the November 6 election.”

These Nuremberg-like laws include “proof of citizenship for voter registration. That imposes onerous and sometimes expensive documentation requirements on voters, especially targeting naturalized American citizens, many of whom are Latino, the liberal group said.”

And: “Nine states have passed restrictive photo identification laws that impose costs in time and money for millions of Latinos who are citizens but do not yet have the required identification, it said.”

Voter fraud is becoming normalized: You can tell because every story about voter-registration laws contains the word “onerous” vis-a-vis a specific demographic, usually blacks or Hispanics. “Disenfranchised” is another favorite, although not even a second’s worth of breath is wasted on those effectively disenfranchised by illegal and fraudulent voters.

You’ll notice, too, the disdain toward minority groups, couched in the technocratic language of “studies.” Minorities are all assumed to be too broke or too incompetent even to obtain a photo ID or provide citizenship documentation. These wretches, the technocrats would have us believe, have no driver’s licenses, birth certificates, passports–nothing. They all live in mud huts and caves in the Mojave, where there are no DMVs, no post offices, no county clerks from whom to obtain documentation. In this view, to ask them to prove they can vote legally before helping to decide how politicians should divvy up our salaries is a rather overt exercise in cultural imperialism. To which I say: get over yourselves. If you want to have a say in how much I and others should “donate” to the federal government for your benefit, you better get your ass some ID and get it quick.

Robert Wargas is a regular contributor to PJ Media. A native of Long Island, he was educated at the City University of New York and Yale University, and has contributed reports and opinion pieces to Newsday and FrontPage Magazine on a range of topics. He also maintains an independent blog at http://robertwargas.typepad.com. Outside of his political writing, Wargas has worked as a professional historian for a large cancer-research institution, documenting the history of biotechnology since the 1970s. He can be reached at rwargas22@yahoo.com. Follow him on Twitter @RobertWargas
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