Howard Troxler: Florida cracks down on democracy
Times columnist Howard Troxler on the state's new elections law:
At first I thought this crackdown on democracy in Florida, signed Thursday by Gov. Rick Scott, was mostly about Republicans sticking it to Democrats.
But after being flooded with some of the angriest e-mail ever, I see it's about more than that.
It's also about the certainty that Bad People (drug addicts, drunks, terrorists, welfare queens, illegal immigrants and, of course, liberals) have hijacked our democracy and they Must Be Stopped.
These Bad People are stuffing the ballot box willy-nilly. They pick up bums and illegals on the street, load them onto buses and take them to the polls, where corrupt and/or incompetent election workers let them vote on the spot.
This is the only way that Barack Hussein Obama could have been elected in 2008.
Read the entire column here.