Imagine how pissed off all those good 'ole boys from Collier County would get when their pals got letters telling them they had to prove their citizenship.
Bill Internicola is a 91-year-old, Brooklyn-born, World War II veteran. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Bronze Star for bravery. He’s voted in Florida for 14 years and never had a problem.this?
Three weeks ago, Bill received a letter from Broward County Florida stating “[Y]ou are not a U.S. Citizen” and therefore, ineligible to vote. He was given the option of requesting “a hearing with the Supervisor of Elections, for the purpose of providing proof that you are a United States citizens” or forfeit his right to vote.
Maureen Russo was born in Akron, Ohio. For the last 40 years she’s operated a dog boarding and grooming business — Bobbi’s World Kennels — with her husband in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Maureen is 60 years old and has been a registered voter in the state for the last four decades. She regularly votes at the church around the corner from her home.
Two weeks ago she received a letter from the State of Florida informing her that they had received information that she was not born in this country and, therefore, was ineligible to vote.
Look, I could give a crap less if Maureen and Bill are Democrats or Republicans. They are effing Americans. This kind of BS doesn't go on in this country. No one, especially a pissant like Rick Scott, takes an American's right to vote away from them with an effing letter.
And Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes? To hell with you for agreeing to send out those letters. If you were an honorable person you would have resigned before doing something as despicable as you did to Maureen Russo and Bill Internicola and who knows how many others.
Iraq War veteran Jon Soltz, Chairman of VoteVets.org, says it best...
“When someone who put their life on the line to protect the right to vote from fascists and empires is denied the right to vote, and is purged from voting rolls, there is something horribly, horribly wrong. Anyone who would stand behind an action that threatens the right to vote of a WWII vet is someone I would call un-American.”Goddammit.
Finally, for all of you who voted for Rick Scott in 2010: I hope you're happy with the work your Tea Party Freak of Nature is doing in Tallahassee. Do us all a huge favor and get your heads examined. And then move to another state.
And don't forget to take your birth certificates. And your guns. And your bigotries.