House Votes to Defund ACORN

The House has voted to deny all federal funding for ACORN, the community organizing group that has been caught up in several scandals. The vote, on a provision attached to a student aid bill, was 345-75. All 75 no votes were Democrats.

Now my question is that why do we need to pay "ANY" organization to register voters?

I registered in Redding at the DMV. Years ago when I was a fireman, I was also a registered votor registrar. People would come into the firehouse and register. Then we often give them a tour. Every county in the US has a county Regitrars office...another good place to register.

While not as convenient as someone standing at a mall, and not as many people ever registered, there was little fraud associated with it. The registrar signs the form as a witness!

If you want to exercise your constitutional right to voice your opinion and participate in an election, you should know that there are no guarantees that exercising that right will be convenient. The exception being a "convenient polling place".

There is nothing in the Constitution that says that taxpayers should be responsible to fund any action that would 'encourage" voter registration. If anything, this should be funded by party funds....If memory serves me correctly, this is the reason ACORN was funded origionally because party funded registration drives were riddled with fraud problems also.

Any method that makes voter registration convenient will lead to fraud. We need to go back to the old ways to ensure the integrity of the system. It is too easily abused.