Yet, implying that balck people are too stoopud to manage to get an ID — even tho one is required to get, say, SNAP — is not a raaaacist statement…
How is that?
Comment by Claire: pink pig barbarian, etc — June 1, 2012 @ 9:10 am
I have to show a photo ID to check into a hotel, so I can’t imagine an ID to vote is out of line.
Comment by Alan outback bacon czar — June 1, 2012 @ 9:11 am
Mr. Holder stood by a bale of cotton and idly flipped a leather whip, while speaking………… (Works every time, sosay teh RATz……
Comment by Colonel Jerry USMC — June 1, 2012 @ 10:09 am
Not only all that, but: how many people just don’t care enough to exercise this “noble ideal”?
There is really a simple solution to this distressing problem. Some countries, like Australia, have implemented it, with good results: compulsory voting. (I’m sure they can come up with a nice euphemism for that.)
“What happens if I do not vote?
Initially the Australian Electoral Commission will write to all apparent non-voters requesting that they either provide a reason for their failure to vote or pay a $20 penalty.
If, within 21 days, the apparent non-voter fails to reply, cannot provide a valid and sufficient reason or declines to pay the penalty, then prosecution proceedings may be instigated. If the matter is dealt with in court and the person is found guilty, he or she may be fined up to $50 plus court costs.”
One of the arguments for is that it “ensures a large voter turnout”. (I never woulda thought of that.)
Another argument for, is that if you do or don’t vote, we need to find out who you are. That means …… voter ID.
If the Left is so all-fired set on getting everybody to vote, well heck, just make them vote.
I’d say there’s precedent here: if they call you for jury duty, and you say, “I’d rather not”, they say, “Oh yes you will”.
The two things people can do to actually participate in the democratic process are voting and jury duty. (It’s not as bad as it once was.)
The first order of business should be to verify that each and every voter is actually qualified under state and federal constitutions to vote.
Marxist Democrats are staunchly against that.
But it MUST be fixed first, unless, of course, both parties highly value the ability to cheat.
Comment by JoeBandMember® — June 1, 2012 @ 10:29 am
Yes – how are all these poor people managing to get jobs, buy liquor, open bank accounts, get drivers licenses, and receive health care without photo ID?
I do seasonal work with a company, and every year I have to renew my contract and provide photo ID and additional identifying information (birth certificate copy, social security info). I do it because I want to work.
Our oldest son must produce his ID every time he buys alcohol, whether it is at a liquor store or at a restaurant.
The last time I opened a bank account, I had to produce my driver’s license – even though I am a 20-year customer who has multiple existing accounts.
When our two oldest kids got their driver’s licenses, the DMV required photo ID. Since the oldest son had lost his school ID and didn’t get his school yearbook photo taken, we had to go through a giant raft of crap and multiple lengthy visits to the DMV to get his license. Even with his social security card, copy of his ORIGINAL birth certificate, selective service number, and school transcripts from middle school and high school, they reluctantly issued the license. I had to sign an affidavit saying he was my son, and they took copies of my drivers license (even though they issued it and have a copy in their system!) and my social security card. I believe this situation crossed a line into harrassment, but we did what they demanded and he finally got his license. Holy crap was it an ordeal, though!
Finally, it has become the policy of health care providers in our area to keep photo ID in medical files. They say this is to prevent insurance fraud and mistaken identity. I am not at all comfortable with this, and I have refused. They will still work with me, but every time I go in, they try to get me to comply. It would be very difficult to confuse my name with someone else’s, so I am not concerned about clerical errors of that nature. But how do those poor Latino folks manage, given that they only have a handful of surnames?
… and yet requiring a photo ID to vote is discriminatory? GMAFB!!!