Vote by Mail: Turning the Clock Backwards

Article author: 
Patrick J. Walsh
Article publisher: 
American Thinker
Article date: 
19 June 2020
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
Concerns about corruption in voting are not a new phenomenon. During the Constitutional Convention of 1787, James Madison worried about the abuses that might occur under the new Constitution.
Our federal system of government is predicated on the faith that a citizen, adequately informed and unmolested is capable of judging who is best fit to govern our country...
Today, using the coronavirus as an excuse, the Democrats seek to abolish how we conduct elections in the United States.
Our current system of voting came into being as a result of a great progressive reform movement in the latter part of the 19th century and early 20th century.
Ardent progressive reformers, like the socialist Henry George in 1886, strove to prevent corruption in the electoral process. The progressive reformers championed a system of voting by an official ballot printed at public expense by a neutral authority...
The corruption of the old political machine politics boss has ended, but the Democratic party today seeks to bring back Tammany Hall by a  procedure called "Vote by Mail" which takes away voter privacy and mails millions of ballots often to those no longer living at the address the ballot is mailed to.
One should not confuse "Vote by Mail" with voting by an 'absentee ballot'...
"Vote by Mail' which the Democrats are advocating nationally is an irresponsible, unregulated system that seeks to mail ballots to every address in the country from inaccurate unpurged voter rolls regardless of whether the persons at the address is living, currently registered to vote, or are even citizens. Critics point out that ballots delivered to a wrong address or to someone who moved would be piled up in hallways for anyone to pick up and tamper with...

'Vote by Mail" denigrates U.S. citizenship and the integrity of the electoral process ..