The Democrats are desperate to win this year’s mid-term elections – so desperate that one federal judge ruled on Monday, June 18, 2018, to strike down a Kansas law requiring documents that prove U.S. citizenship to register to vote. U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Kansas City found that such laws violate the constitutional right to vote.
No longer will new voters be required to produce a birth certificate, U.S. passport or naturalization papers. Consolidating two voter registration law cases with this single ruling, the lead case required the prosecution “to prove that Kansas has a significant problem with noncitizens registering to vote” before the state could continue their law which requires proof of citizenship if voters register when applying for a driver’s license.
Now, why would anyone have to prove that there is a current problem in order to impose a solution? Why not prevent the problem by requiring proof of citizenship for anyone who wants to enjoy the national right (not privilege) to steer the direction of the country at the polls.
The less-publicized second case did not limit its challenge to voters registering when they apply for a drivers license. It applies to all Kansas voters. Judge Robinson gave the legal opinion that “the Kansas law violated the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment because the state’s interest in preventing noncitizen voter registration did not outweigh the burden the proof of citizenship law placed on voters.”
Just to refresh your memory, Section 1 of the 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution reads like this:
“All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and all of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law, nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.”
Julie A. Robinson graduated from the University of Kansas in 1978 and then earned her law degree there in 1981. In 2001, President George W. Bush made her the first African American woman to sit on the U.S. District Court for Kansas.
Secretary of State Kris Kobach (a Republican) served as lead counsel for the state and bungled the job. Propublica stated:
“After a seven-day trial in Kansas City federal court in March, in which Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach needed to be tutored on basic trial procedure by the judge and was found in contempt for his ‘willful failure’ to obey a ruling, even he knew his chances were slim.”
One has to wonder why Kobach was tapped for this job. His amateur performance was a major setback for national voter fraud prevention.
One also has to wonder how long Judge Robinson will remain on the bench after making an unconstitutional decision as monumental as this one. USA.gov says quite plainly:
You can vote in U.S. elections if you:
Are a U.S. citizen
Citizenship is determined by a birth certificate, passport, or nationalization papers. Is this difficult to understand? Why are we even spending taxpayer money in a courtroom to discuss this Constitutional fundamental?
The Democrats are understandably upset about President Trump’s high approval rating – 45 percent for the week June 11-17, 2018, according to the latest Gallup poll. He had the same approval rating after his inauguration, during the week of January 20-29, 2017.
Investors Business Daily (IBD) points out another fact that worries the Democrats:
“Trump’s approval in this poll is now equal to Obama’s at the same point in Obama’s presidency.”
IBD notes, too, that Trump’s approval rating has been rising steadily this year while his predecessor Barack Obama’s approval rating was declining after a year and a half in office.
Trump’s approval rating would be much higher if the Socialist Democrats could get behind his initiatives to drain the swamp and re-organize the business of the United States. But, of course, the swamp is full of Democrats, which is why they drag down Trump’s approval rating.
The Democratic method is now clear. As covered previously by this writer in “Open Immigration Serves the Democrats,” the liberal left has recruited new voters by showering them with all kinds of federal freebies and perks that the rest of us tax-paying citizens pay for.
Now that the Republicans are succeeding in restructuring how the nation does business, the Democrats are frothing at the mouth. Their hateful rhetoric is downright embarrassing at times, and their ignorance is showing, too.
Judge Robinson was certainly ignorant of the U.S. Constitution by permitting people to register to vote without documented proof that they are, in fact, legal citizens. Using this fallacious reasoning, why not invite the whole world to vote in the next U.S. election?
So let’s hope the Trump administration finds a better lawyer than Kris Kobach at the upcoming appeals trial. He will be busy attending the six-hour, continuing education course on federal or Kansas civil rules of procedure or evidence imposed on him by the disdainful Democratic federal judge.
Perhaps, too, we can expect a Kansas House of Representatives impeachment hearing to examine whether District Judge Robinson has committed “high crimes” or “gross immorality” sufficient to remove her from office?
Although rare, eight federal judges have been impeached and convicted. Among them was Federal Judge G. Thomas Porteous of Louisiana who was found guilty on four articles of impeachment because he “participated in a pattern of corrupt conduct for years” which included accepting kickbacks and lying to the U.S. Senate and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Even if misinterpreting the U.S. Constitution in order to bolster one’s flagging political party is not a high crime, one has to wonder what is going on in this country?