Saturday, October 23, 2010

Vote Bare Naked

Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz:

To get straight to the point, who the hell do you think you are ordering registrars to turn anyone away at the polls who is wearing “WWE apparel”? When has it been the standard that duly registered voters are not allowed to vote if they have a company name printed on their shirt that one of the numerous candidates used to work for?

If you really were a lawyer you know that there is a gigantic distinction between a shirt that says “vote for McMahon” and a shirt that has a person’s favorite wrestler shirt on it.

I have to remind you that the First Amendment of the Constitution (which is a higher law than your office’s regulations in case you were not aware) clearly states “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances”.

Since the Amendments were found by the Supreme Court to apply to state governments as well as the federal government, that means your office may not, shall not, violate our basic rights. Your order is of a shockingly partisan nature and an obvious abuse of your authority you have been trusted with.

The irrelevant speech on such a T Shirt isn’t nearly enough of a correlation to the candidate to have any validity and is on its face not even debatable. You are wrong.

Would you similarly have registrars tell duly registered voters that have some sort of T Shirt that has some mention the Attorney General’s office to go home and change? What about all the other candidates and the companies they work for? Will this new regulation be uniformly applied or just to the one candidate you don’t want to win?

I demand that you rescind your order. It is inevitable that some voters in fact will show up wearing such a T Shirt who may or may not be a supporter of Mrs. McMahon. You have no authority to deny duly registered voters their right to vote based on such arbitrary grounds.

The only restriction on clothing worn to the polling place is a shirt or other apparel has an explicated message that say “Vote For Jane Smith” --- and even that is debatable in my opinion. It is mandatory that you apply the rules equally regardless of whom you personally support. I can only surmise that campaign supporters must show up to vote all the time wearing such T Shirts and are sometimes allowed to vote and promptly leave.

Your selective standards on this are unlawful.


John R. McCommas

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Anonymous Donna said...

I don't watch WWE, was never a fan but because of loony Suzie, I want to wear a WWE shirt to the Polls.

October 24, 2010 6:25 AM  
Blogger mccommas said...

Me Too!

October 24, 2010 2:52 PM  

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