Monthly Archives: January 2012
Let me be candid for a moment. Not as a Republican or Democrat, but instead as a logical American. Lately there has been a lot of bitchin’ about Voter ID laws, and frankly I am tired of hearing the constant whining. In America, ID is required to purchase beer and cigarettes; to cash a check or sign-up for entitlements; to enter a bar or drive an automobile; what’s more, emergency rooms and physicians require identification to be treated. These requirements are necessary to prevent fraud, underage sales of tobacco and alcohol, and detour identity theft. Why is it so terrible to require an ID to vote? It protects the election process from fraud.
Naysayers assert Voter ID laws are set up to discriminate against the low-income, disabled, and minorities. I say balderdash! All three (low-income, disabled, and minorities) must show ID to drive, cash checks, buy beer and cigarettes, and sign-up for food stamps and Medicaid; therefore, there is no logic to such an argument. Yet, this is the precise skewed argument the Department of Justice and left is spewing.
Thirty-one states now require proof of ID before allowing constituents to cast a vote: strict photo ID states include Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Wisconsin. Photo ID states include, Alabama, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Michigan, and South Dakota -16 others have non-photo ID laws. Some Democratic governed states vetoed similar laws.
Democrats claim the Republican push for tougher Voter ID laws is politically motivated. And, I am certain that’s true. However, Democrats have the same agenda –political gain. It is in America’s best interest to have strict Voter ID laws; it will prevent fraud and preserve the election process. If memory serves correctly, in 2008 ACORN committed election fraud in Obama’s favor –in 2004 the Bush election was tainted by Florida’s “hanging chads”, where Jeb Bush (George Bush’s brother) held an elected office. Personally, I believe tough Voter ID laws protect our voting right, not encroach it.