Why Democrats fear ultrasound and photo ID
By Michael R. Shannon
web posted February 13, 2012
When Democrats are busy ordering conservatives around for our own good, one of the justifications for their bossiness is they are the party of science. While Republicans are the party of examining chicken entrails.
Yet when it comes to the science of photography, Democrats are the party of schizophrenia.
On one hand various liberals want to place lurid photos of cancerous lungs on the front of cigarette packs, Photoshopped images of diabetic amputees on candy bar wrappers and the skull & crossbones on individual M&Ms -- all in an increasingly fanatical effort to prevent individuals from doing potential harm to themselves by exercising free choice.
But when it comes to photos that may prevent individuals from doing actual harm to others, Democrats quickly lose interest in prevention and move to immediate opposition.
In Virginia it appears a law requiring women to view an ultrasound before deciding to execute her baby will finally pass this session and be signed into law. The prospect of women being exposed to more information before the decision to abort has predictably driven the Party of Death into a frenzy.
Sen. Janet Howell (D–Planned Parenthood) was in such an uproar she couldn't even produce a relevant legislative metaphor. The Senate defeated Janet's amendment to the ultrasound bill that would've required men who wanted a Viagra prescription to undergo a rectal check and cardiac stress test.
Anyone with even a minimal knowledge of equivalency -- and not blinded by abortion obsession -- would have known the proper sex–specific amendment would have required men in the market to enhance their structural integrity to first buy a copy of American Baby.
That amendment would have had a much better chance of passage and left both sides of the gender divide better informed regarding the consequences of their actions.
The second example of photo–phobia involves requiring voters to show a valid photo ID. Judging by the Democrats response to this bill you would have thought someone was trying to stop an abortion!
NAACP Director Benjamin Chavis screamed that Republicans were trying to "lynch democracy" by instructing voters to show ID. That's strange. Are hotels trying to "lynch sleep" when they require a photo ID before allowing you to check in?
Is the bank trying to "lynch currency" when you must show a photo ID before cashing a check?
Is 7/11 trying to "lynch parties" when they ask for a photo ID before selling you the MD 20/20?
Yet people check into hotels, cash checks and get hammered every day even with the photo requirement.
Voter fraud in the US is much more real than earthquakes from hydraulic fracking, manmade global warming or Keystone pipeline environmental devastation, yet Democrats will do nothing to prevent the occurrence.
A federal investigation in Chicago estimated that at least 100,000 illegal votes had been cast in the 1982 gubernatorial election and that voter fraud was routine for years. In Atlantic City Democrat campaigns regularly request absentee ballots for the homeless and then cast those ballots fraudulently. And in Louisiana I've personally seen the man who carries cash and a .45 to pay the vote haulers.
Before its demise, ACORN was notorious for producing fraudulent voter registrations, which are a precursor to fraudulent voting, just as buying a wheelbarrow of Contac is the precursor to meth.
Still hysterical Democrats claim voter ID laws are designed to prevent students and the elderly from voting.
Is that a fact? When is the last time you saw a student without a driver's license? When is the last time you saw a senior citizen who had never in their entire lifetime had a driver's license?
Even if they had never had a license in the past, DMV will issue ID for voting and other identification purposes to seniors and students. I'll concede grandma may have lost a step over the years, but even the pokiest should be able to get an ID with a two–year lead time.
Anyone who doesn't place a high enough priority on voting to obtain the proper ID before the election is probably someone who's input the Republic can limp along without.
The judicious use of photos can preserve life and the integrity of the voting process. In fact, using photos during many decision–making processes can add much to the quality of life in Virginia.
I'm going to contact my legislators and ask them to introduce a bill requiring all potential tattoo customers to first examine a photo of what that tattoo will look like on their saggy old behind when they reach the age of 65, before they go under the needle.
Gym, beach and public pool customers can only benefit.
Michael R. Shannon is a public relations and advertising consultant with corporate, government and political experience around the globe. He is a dynamic and entertaining keynote speaker. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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