There are frequent articles in the news now that reveal concerns about voting rights being restricted. Is this really happening?

Personal history in Washington State:

I moved/returned to WA just over 20 years ago. At that time, voting was done in person at a polling place near the neighborhood where you were living.

A flag was posted outside the building. You checked in at a table, so a little old lady could find your name on her list. I would present my ID and my voter registration card. Cannot remember if this was a requirement.

My understanding was, that by presenting ID and allowing the volunteer to check your name, then hand you a ballot, you were accomplishing two important things:

Making sure that you would not vote twice.

Making sure that no other person would vote using your name.

I never saw this as a restriction of voting rights.

Later, WA went to an all mail in system, and in the several counties where I have lived, it all seemed to work very well.


Over the past 40 years or so, both major parties have taken turns in power and have squandered credibility that would help in the current situation. A wide variety of political personalities have occupied the White House.

We were told we needed to send troops to Vietnam.

Syria, Lebanon, Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan, etc.

Some may have become skeptical along the way.

Much voting has gone on over the past 40 years or so. For sure, there is a chunk of public policy that has become worse, not better:

Federal intervention in student loans. Do not remember families being haunted by student loan debt in the 1970s.

Healthcare concerns — never seemed to be a big deal in the 70s when there were 4 or 5 kids to a family and sometimes a stay at home Mom. Better now?

Homelessness and drug addiction to the extent that people are now living in tents on city sidewalks.

A school lunch program that has turned into a school breakfast and lunch program that has turned into school busses hitting the road to deliver food to families when school is not in session.

March 13, 2020 CNN

The coronavirus pandemic is closing schools. How will kids eat?

“But as other schools deliberate shutting their doors to slow the spread of the coronavirus, some parents may be left to wonder: If schools close, how will my child eat?

More discussion and news coverage please.

Former Lunch Lady here.

I do not object to public assistance programs. The press should make an effort to keep the public informed on how these programs are working.

Again, I am not against public assistance programs, but did the WWII generation rely heavily on public school districts to feed their kids?

100 years ago, did families rely on school districts to feed their children to such an extent that, if school was shut down, school districts would scramble to fill busses with food and send it out into the neighborhoods?

If school shuts down, does the family still qualify for publicly funded food assistance? If food assistance programs remain in place outside of school-why would children be at risk of going hungry?

If the programs aren’t working-let’s hear all about it.


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