reply to post by ssj2gohan83
Well, lets look at this a bit. You've been professional in your replies and I'll certainly be the same. I even agree with you...to a very well
defined point....in your argument on this.
First, what I believe are the outright half-truths here.
* College Students without ID? Okay, on this, someone has to show me a college student without a Photo ID. Just one will do. A current, enrolled and
active College student who is attending a physical location. Someone taking online courses through "No Value University" doesn't count.
that group. I don't just find this hard to believe...I find it impossible. Just flat out, don't believe it. I need to show a photo ID at school just
to talk to faculty who don't know me by sight. Generally, it's the photo ID issued by the school, but it required a state ID to get that one.
* Poor without ID? Here, we have SOME limited agreement. Limited, because some states HAVE tried to address this by offering State issue ID free of
charge to those needing it. That is seemingly pushed aside as being insufficient. That baffles me....However, I will absolutely agree that NON-DRIVER
State-ID should be available to any citizen, free of charge and on demand. Our taxes should cover AT LEAST the cost of a cheap card with a picture on
it.....and so, sure, that's fair. Make it free and the cost issue is moot.
*Elderly without ID? Now, we have a major point of agreement.
This IS an issue for that group. My Grandmother is over 90, God bless her. She
lives in the Valley outside Los Angeles....and never learned to drive. Her whole life, never once has she driven an automobile. So the idea that every
elderly person should, naturally have an ID ..IS silly and wrong. So what solution? Well, the Government finds the way and finds the resources to help
the elderly get to medical and other appointments when and as needed. Why can't they offer the SAME thing for both ID's (free to them) and the
polling place itself on vote day? Giving those folks a ride....STATE supplied....and the assistance they require to participate seems a small thing to
do for our elderly folks, right?
So.. Honestly, tell me this. If the above accommodations were made and I mean sincerely with total good faith, would that go a way toward finding
common ground between simply being accepted as you because you SAY you are you.....and showing an ID card we can agree, not everyone has or feels they
can get as easily as maybe they should? Those who just don't want to vote...never need to get one anyway. I just propose we make every possible
effort, in all 50 states, to see that anyone wanting an ID, has one. Heck..it ought to be that anyway.