Video?"Our goal is to allow every registered voter in Shelby County the right to vote in an influence-free environment," Sheriff Chris Curry said in the statement last week. "Voting is a constitutional right and it is our job to facilitate the process effectively and efficiently.
Just like the police where I exercised my free speech this morning at a polling place ... and a cop showed up trying to arrest me ... without success.
1st amendment, 2nd amendment ~ only exist if we demand it to
Interesting how the sheriff added his own word "influence" ("Every voter has the protection under law to cast his/her ballot without interruption, influence, or hindrance." ), as apposed to what the law actually says "It shall be unlawful for any person to obstruct, intimidate, threaten, or coerce..."
This shat is out of control. In another incident a guy wearing an NRA hat was made to take it off in order to vote.
Do we have a right not to be influenced?
I do believe that being influenced against one's will is called "coercion" as should be illegal at all polling locations!
Influence is not at all the same as coercion. I'll help you out:
Example #1. Your not sure who you are going to vote for. You see your buddy in line at the polls. He says "Hey JoeSparky. How's the family? I've voting for the incumbent. How about you?" You tell him your not sure.
When you get to the booth you decide if it good enough for your buddy it's good enough for you. You were influenced.
Example #2. You go to vote and some guy in a dark sun glasses and a Carrot Top wig says "Hey you. If you don't vote for the Republican I'm going to kill you." You guessed it! Coercion.
The way the laws are is absurd and draconian. The idea that someone wearing a Democrat button or hat or passing out Green Party cookies somehow forces you against your will to act a certain way is
is beyond stupid. Restricting someone's freedom of speech on the idea that people should be able to be completely free from influence is along the same lines as restricting OC because is makes people feel scared.
Hell if your undecided you might be influenced if one of the election officials is wearing a blue or red shirt. What retardery.
Me 'thinks' you missed reading but included it in your quote of my statement the part related to "against ones will"
And when a uniformed officer of the law charges one for not violating the law as it is written and takes one to jail for the act of attempting to vote will a lawfully carried and holstered firearm on ones person---- sure seems like somebody is attempting to 'coerce' or 'influence' against ones will by enforcing opinion instead of law.
Sorry my humor was missed! Didn't mean to send it over your head!
"Each polling location in Shelby County will have a 'No Firearm' sign posted at the entrance of the precinct, at the requests of the private property owner or governing body of the property. This will be enforced in accordance with Alabama law," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement last week.
Really? Every one of them requested it?Each polling location in Shelby County will have a 'No Firearm' sign posted at the entrance of the precinct, at the requests of the private property owner or governing body of the property. This will be enforced in accordance with Alabama law," the Sheriff's Office said in a statement last week.