For ten million dollars, who says: “Could I see your license and registration, please?”
Every single one of you would answer correctly. And just as that “license and registration” – along with a certificate of insurance – is legally required in all states for you to drive over and along the public highways, so should some strong identification be required for you to vote.
Suggesting that voter registration legislation is a form of voter suppression is only half-correct. It’s a form of suppressing ILLEGAL voting, but not designed to prevent legally qualified American citizens from exercising their rights at the polls. Such opposition is mighty weak, especially when you stop and think about all of the other things we do daily that require strong identification.
In just a few days, the two major political parties will convention, and I can guarantee you that each and every person who enters the convention venues will be required to show at least one identification card, processed and clearly outlining where you can go and what you can do while inside the building. Don’t try gaining access or casting a vote without the proper credentials. You’ll be dragged, kicking and screaming, from the building.
Voting delegates will have a separate identification card hanging from a lanyard, which allows them the right to cast a vote for or against any and all proposals brought before the convention(s), including the selection of party candidates.
If you’re planning a vacation trip to nearby Canada or Mexico, you are required by law to present strong identification at the border just to venture into that country, and equally strong identification to return to the United States. Passports have been a requirement for international travel for many years. For God’s sake, don’t try jumping the border. If caught, you’ll be dragged, kicking and screaming, to jail.
If you’re off to the NASCAR Sprint Cup race this weekend, you can’t go anywhere near the pits, race cars or drivers without having properly issued identification cards. NASCAR itself issues a very secure photo ID card to race teams, sponsors, the press and the like. Don’t try sneaking past security without one – you’ll be dragged, kicking and screaming, to the nearest exit.
I could go on and on and on, noting the everyday things we all do which require strong identification, but I think you get the idea.
Opponents of a system of Voter ID make all sorts of claims, from unconstitutional to racism in fighting something that should have been in effect all along.
The massive influx of illegal aliens, combined with instances of rampant vote fraud, have combined to force this issue into the light of day. It’s time has come.
An American’s Right to vote is a sacred thing. It should be protected and reserved for those who are legally privileged to vote.
If you think I’m wrong, just try to buy a bottle of wine or pack of cigarettes at the store.