Applying for a credit card, using a debit card or credit card to make a purchase, applying for a marriage liscense,checking yourself into hospital, buying a home, checking ones credit, entering a restaurant or a bar, pick up a package from Fed Ex or UPS,starting up a bank account, and applying for a job.
Those were different instances where having an ID is needed.
If an ID is needed for all of the aforementioned things…wouldn’t you think that someone would have an ID if they wanted to vote?
Since they did not need it for other things.
Back when I was a junior in high school (circa 1996) my father wanted me to have three things on me if I was ever pulled over by a police officer:
- Driver’s License
- Auto Insurance Card
- Bond Card.
My dad wanted to be prepared if someone tried to take advantage of me by abusing the law.
Several states have voter ID laws in place. A person needs some sort of identification in order to vote.
Some groups such as the NAACP and other civil rights/liberty groups believe that there is a racial component to these laws. Some believe by asking for and ID to vote stops voter fraud (we know a lot about that here in Chicago).
I get the concerns of these groups when they say that these laws if and when they are enacted will stop people from voting. Most likely for President Obama’s re-election.
Since we already know that foolishness has taken place at these polling places in the past, why not be proactive and have what you need to vote.
I am going to go out on a limb and say that most African-Americans want the President to be re-elected.
Since that is true for the most part why not make sure that you have everything you need to vote?
What is wrong with being one step ahead knowing voter fraud happens?
No doubt racism happens in some places.
But when do people start to take personal responsibility for their own affairs?
If some can’t provide an ID to prove who they are, I am not sure I want them to vote in first place.