Winston Churchill said these two things: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on,” and “The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.”
Among seemingly thousands of brilliant Churchill quotes, those two are my favorites. They are my favorites because they are truth, distilled into two sentences. It is universal that lies travel faster than truth, and it is universal that the average voter is woefully uninformed. With these two truths combined, you have a dangerous cocktail.
We are surrounded by a multitude of useful fools. These useful fools will believe anything they hear, so long as it comes from someone they believe to be in a position of authority. And because lies move at such a quick clip, the fools believe the lies, dismissing the actual truth as that which is untrue.
A controversial voter identification law was recently struck down by the authority of a judge in Pennsylvania. According to Town Hall:
“After legal jousting that reached the state Supreme Court, a judge blocked enforcement in last year’s presidential election and again in this year’s municipal and judicial primary because of lingering concern that it could disenfranchise voters who lacked a valid photo ID.”
And the crowds cheered! Requiring identification so that you may vote is wrong. Not everybody has photo ID. It’s not as if you need photo identification to purchase a movie ticket, buy or rent a car, buy a house, rent an apartment, get a job, start a bank account and drive—among numerous other things we do in daily life. Oh wait…hold on. We do. Well, still, it’s not as easy as it sounds to go to the DMV, wade through the throngs of people, hold onto one of those tiny tickets and sit for a while. It’s practically climbing Everest to obtain ID! Oh wait…hold on. It isn’t that difficult.
So, what do we have here? Either millions of people don’t ever leave their homes, lacking the proper identification to do nearly anything in life, or the Democrats don’t want ID laws on the books. Thinking logically, it must be the second option. But why? Photo ID only helps to keep elections fair and–Aha! There it is. Those blocking ID laws don’t want fair elections. They don’t want fair elections because they benefit from fraud.
If it’s this obvious to me, why isn’t it to everybody else? It’s simply a logical breakdown. Average, low-information voters fall prey to the quick lies. That’s why. Educate your Liberal friends. Tell them why we need voter ID laws.