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Originally posted by CaptHowdy
Why is there any controversy at all on this topic. Elections are for American citizenry and by American citizens. Is the implication that socio-economically disadvantaged citizens or minority citizens are less likely to possess proper identification indicating their status? No one is trying to establish rules such as only land-owners may vote, or blacks get 3/5 of a vote. Who has a problem with presenting identification and proof of citizenship?
Originally posted by sdcigarpig
reply to post by DarthOej
And what of public schooling? After all mostpublic schools are requiring that a parent provide proof of innoculations. Voting is not free, when you consider that the taxes that most people pay, in turn provide for the funding to hold said elections, to pay the people who hold those elections and to pay for the salaries of those who are elected into office. Your statement is like saying a dog is free, when the hidden costs are not so obvious stated.
Driving a vehicle costs nothing, save the cost of the vehicle, the insurance and the gas to make the car go.
Voting should be no different, than to provide proof of who you say you are to be able to cast your vote.