Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.


Thought About Voter Fraud

An anti-immigration lawyer is running for Secretary of State in Kansas, and his whole platform is pretty much just that issue tied into voter fraud. The conservative attack on ACORN was all voter fraud. More and more that seems to be the story, voter fraud. Many of the recent ones are about Republican and Tea Party trainings for concerned citizens who want to watch polling locations for apparent fraud and put a stop to it.

Part of the story here seems to be worries about intimidation of legitimate voters--in their attempts to stop cheating, they're heading into cheating territory of their own. It's possible some of that's even intentional at some level. But the thing I see in it is that these groups must be so convinced that they're right and just and the logical conclusion of any fair-minded "American," that the only way they'll ever lose the vote is through cheating. All "real" voters will vote with them, so the idea of a legitimate difference of opinion isn't even a valid concern. It's just the clueless and a few cheating liberal radicals--oh, and all those illegitimate immigrants--who are the threat.


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