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Comment Re:US Post Office always secure. (Score 1) 454

It requires a signature of the voter on the "secrecy" envelope. The election officials are supposed to verify the signature against the registration documents.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? What would prevent a corrupt Election Official from declaring the signatures don't match because they didn't like the way the person voted?

Comment Re:General Welfare is not a blank check (Score 1) 579

That is your opinion, apparently derived from your TV, and the dictatorships back in your homeland. There is nothing that limits it to strictly military or police. We can and do obligate our government to take proper care of its citizens, and considering our great prosperity, we need to expand it much further.

"TV"; I think you misspelled Tomas Jefferson.

Expand? The poor in this country have free housing, free food, free phones, and free college; when you add up all the benefits offered to the poor, I think you'll find that that they are well above the poverty line (in terms of total benefits accrued). And speaking of TVs they seem to manage obtaining those as well.

I personally have lost count of the number of times I've been in line buying chicken and hamburger on my own limited dime, just to watch the person in front of me buying a cart full of steak and shrimp with food stamps ^H^H^H EBT, then paying for beer, cigarettes, and lottery tickets with cash. I even saw one of these poor unfortunates drive off in a new model Mercedes.

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