Finally, Holder to go!

Holder to go0011

On Jan. 2, 2012, my op-ed piece, It’s time for AG Holder to go, appeared on the editorial pages of the San Antonio Express-News.  And this week, we finally learned that Attorney General Eric Holder has decided to resign.

Holder goers (csmonitor.com)

Finally, Attorney General Eric Holder decided to resign. (csmonitor.com)

Clearly, it was good news, but oh my, the damage he has done to the rule of law in our country. Holder’s outrageous actions make the oft-criticized decisions of John Ashcroft,  Alberto Gonzales, and even Janet Reno, seem so insignificant.

While most Americans likely believe the disapproval of Holder is centered in the Republican Party, not so.  Just 15 percent of Americans have a positive or very positive view (6 percent) of Holder, according to a recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.  Thirty-two percent have a negative view of Holder while four times as may have a very negative view (22 percent). Continue reading

Voter ID should be slam dunk

Voter ID.  What makes this common sense requirement so controversial?

I’ve written a number of pieces on this subject over the past few years, but a copy of an article of unknown origin, Ever wonder why Republicans want voter ID?, sent to me by a reader spurred me to again address the subject.

The article cites voting irregularities in Pennsylvania, Florida and Ohio that any reasonable person should question.  Is it possible that not one person in Wood County, Ohio’s 21 districts voted for Mitt Romney?  And, how is that 106, 258 votes were cast in that county where there were only 98,213 eligible voters?  There were other examples cited as well.

While the Republicans want to attack the fraud in voting, Democrats call it voter suppression. Continue reading