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Originally posted by Hellhound604
All I can say is "Eish".... an african expression you say when something is totally in-comprehensible. I will shut off now, not getting involved with american politics further, just shaking my head, and say "Eish" when your election results comes in, whatever way that might be...
(and just one more thing, before I say things that I shouldn't say), I really, really, really feel sorry for you guys.
“This law shows why the Voting Rights Act is still needed to combat voter suppression,” said Katie O’Connor, a staff attorney with the ACLU Voting Rights Project. “This is the first time in 17 years the government has stepped in to block a voter ID law. It was the right move at the right time.”
Forcing people to purchase ID (from a government body) would essentially amount to a poll tax. Paying to participate in democracy is wrong, because people will lose their vote if they don't have enough money.
Originally posted by Neopan100
I had to show my driver license before I voted in 2008. We have to fill out this form..show voters id and picture id. I thought it was like that everywhere..
The difference here is that members of organized labor are not born into the situation. They are not out of the womb with the right to vote in an election for which they are not part.
American citizens are. That is the whole point of the anti ID argument. That one need not own an ID or drivers license etc.... That one is given the right to vote in this country based on their citizenship alone.
Originally posted by spinalremain
reply to post by Blaine91555
The issue isn't about "sides". It's a matter of natural rights in the United States. The fact that you're making it about "sides" is just proof why some want the IDs. Like you said, it's helping a certain group.
Originally posted by hangedman13
Considering that to buy cigs, alcohol, cold medicine and from a earlier post drain cleaner, you need a photo id why not require one for voting? This has nothing to do with preventing minorities from voting. Excuses for keeping the game rigged. To function as a adult you need some form of picture id. As for the seniors guess what, you still need a picture id for prescription benefits. So the excuses are just that excuses.
Originally posted by March of the Fire Ants
I have no ID and I'll only get some if I want to drive or travel abroad. Forcing people to purchase ID (from a government body) would essentially amount to a poll tax. Paying to participate in democracy is wrong, because people will lose their vote if they don't have enough money. I guess the GOP wouldn't have much of a problem with poor people not being able to vote though haha!
All that being said, I'm against ID in general and I don't have much faith in this faux democracy we have.. So I would say that!