Lede: Voter ID to Stay

The decision from Attorney General Brad Schimel’s office earlier this week to begin enforcing Voter ID laws after the April 7 cycle should encourage conservatives.

Nationally, we’re facing a liberal hegemony and a wimpy legislature. But in Wisconsin, we’re doing it right, in a concerted, coordinated effort lead by national darling Governor Scott Walker.

The pragmatism of Voter ID is important, though its detractors still insist the law is a solution in search of a problem. The standard-issue banter quickly devolves from saying it’s a pointless law to hurling racist insults about disenfranchisement. The entire spectacle reinforces the idea that Wisconsin Democrats stand for whatever conservatives don’t.

A common theme of the Mary Burke candidacy was to oppose whatever the governor supports. Protecting the vote shouldn’t be a partisan issue; a common yarn spun by Democrats is that if a policy protects just one person, then it’s something the rest of us should all suck up — you know, in the interest of preserving the common good, promoting the general welfare, and on and on.

A few Democrat bloggers have made the point that the law has everything to do with suppressing Democrat voters — which is a candid acknowledgment on their part: they rely on a permanent underclass who doesn’t traditionally carry around a standard, state-issued identification card like everyone else is supposed to, and that’s how they win votes, by ensuring the conditions in which they don’t normally have to have one.

Conservatism works, and Wisconsin is its best example.

About the writer: Nik Nelson is publisher of MorningMartini.com and Founder/CEO of OpenBox Strategies, where he connects political candidates and small businesses with excellent digital marketing tools and strategies.
  • Jerry Hanson

    Wow…………..I’m part of a permanent underclass that stands for protecting the one person[ individual rights] and preserving the common good and promoting the general welfare. Thank you for reminding us all that sticking up for the individual and preserving the common good and the general welfare of all is what a democracy is about! I hate to break this to you but I’m proud to be a member of the underclass that you despise and as such I’m proud to be an American. I happen to believe that it is our duty to take care of one another as that is what a society is for. I’m for the under dog, the under-paid, the unfortunate, the unemployed, the downtrodden.. The wealth of a society should be used to make the society whole and healthy for all. I believe we have a social obligation to give back as that’s what it means to be a member of a social species…..homo sapiens…..”wise or knowing man ! ” Dog eat dog is no way to run a civilization but it appears to be your way. Thank you again for pointing out the truth of my convictions by pointing that those who think like me are a permanent under class