Every now and then I come across an Internet commentary that is so timely and so well written that all I can do is nod and think, “I wish I had said that.” This is one of those commentaries, and I wanted to share it with my readers.
This commentary was written by a gentleman named Wayne Allyn Root. Mr. Root is the host of “The Wayne Allyn Root Show” on Newsmax TV, nightly at 8 PM ET, found on DirecTV Ch #349 or Dish TV Ch #216, or at http://www.newsmaxtv.com/Shows/The-Wayne-Allyn-Root-Show. He is also a nationally syndicated radio host of “WAR Now: The Wayne Allyn Root Show” found at http://usaradio.com/wayne-allyn-root/
Here’s Mr. Root’s commentary:
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It’s no secret that I believe we have a big problem in America. We have lost “election integrity.”
It’s no secret that I believe massive voter fraud is going on across America, with Democrats winning races based on mysterious, magical ballots appearing out of nowhere.
It’s no secret that I believe illegal aliens are voting in large numbers.
But the time for talk is over. Now is the time for solutions and actions–specifically, Executive Orders issued by President Trump. He must act alone, because Congress never will.
Democrats and Republicans will never fix the system, because they claim there is no voter fraud. They claim they don’t see a problem. Democrats in particular object to any proposal that would guarantee the integrity of our elections.
But Democrats shouldn’t object to any of my proposals. Not one of them will stop a single legal American citizen from voting. Not one of them will stop a person of color from voting. Not one of them will ever cost Americans living in poverty a single penny. For people who really believe there is no voter fraud, there is no downside of any kind.
President Trump must single-handedly guarantee election integrity for 2020. Only he can do it. He must rule by Executive Order. Here are five simple Executive Orders he can issue to guarantee that future elections will be free and fair.
First, President Trump should issue an Executive Order requiring a National Voter ID for all future federal elections. Why would anyone object to making sure every single voter is exactly who they say they are? Of course, liberals will call it “racist” and an attempt at “voter suppression.” I have the answer to that.
Model it after Mexico’s National Voter ID law. All voters must have an ID card issued by the United States government, with their photo and thumbprint on it–just like is required in Mexico. If it matches, you vote. If it doesn’t match, you don’t vote. Simple. No more voter fraud. Every American gets one vote. Non-citizens don’t get to vote. Is that a problem for Democrats?
How can anyone claim “racism” when it’s used successfully by every Mexican citizen. If it’s not “racist” to demand voter ID in Mexico, how can it be racist in America? No more excuse for Democrats.
Liberals will also scream about the cost. I have the answer to that one too. President Trump should declare it FREE to every American. No one will spend a penny to get their ID card. The US government will provide it as a free service for every voter–rich or poor, black or white.
How’s that for fair? No more excuse for Democrats. In fact, the Democratic Socialists should love it. They’re all in favor of giving free “stuff” to voters.
Second, President Trump should issue an Executive Order severely restricting the use of absentee ballots. They are the source of most voter fraud. With several weeks of “early voting” plus election day itself, why would most people need to mail in a ballot? Only handicapped persons and overseas military should be allowed to vote by mail.
Third, President Trump should issue an Executive Order making English the official language of voting. If I lived in Italy, or France, or China, I would have to vote in their language. This is the absolute least we should expect of any American citizen–to understand issues in English.
Fourth, President Trump should issue an Executive Order making it a crime punishable by immediate deportation for any non-citizen to illegally vote. Any non-citizen who is found to have illegally voted should also be permanently banned from ever applying for U.S. citizenship. If illegals aren’t voting, as Democrats claim, why would this bother Democrats?
Finally, President Trump needs to build the wall on our southern border. Take Congress out of the equation. Use an Executive Order to declare a “National Security Emergency,” thereby allowing the use of $25 billion from the military budget to build the wall. It’s time to end open borders, once and for all.
Then let the Supreme Court decide the legality of these Executive Orders. I’ll take that chance. America is worth it. It’s now or never to save America. It’s time to roll the dice.
Without these actions to guarantee the integrity of future elections, we may be witnessing the death of democracy.