Federal law says only U.S. citizens can vote in federal elections. We typically make this a state-by-state issue, but I don’t know why we don’t enforce that at the federal level. I don’t know why we don’t mandate at the federal level that you have to show proof of citizenship to vote.Rep. Joe Walsh (R-IL) • During a town hall meeting, on February 25, in the town of Palatine, Illinois. Walsh applauded efforts by several states around the country to institute Voter ID laws of their own volition, however he doesn’t believe that a few state-level programs go far enough. Many experts continue to insist that such laws are unfairly restrictive on minorities, among other vulnerable voter demographics, and attempt to address a voter-fraud problem that simply does not exist in any significant form. What do you think? Do we need national Voter ID laws like the one Walsh is suggesting? source (via • follow)
» That’s a lot of money: Walsh, a member of the Tea Party who calls for the country to cut spending and pay its bills, is having trouble paying some of his own, according to a recently filed lawsuit. He’s had other financial troubles, too — he lost a condo in a Chicago suburb to foreclosure, but he eventually got that cleared up. Our question: Should Walsh’s own issues be on the table, considering the way he goes after the government’s fiscal issues?