posted on Jul, 28 2013 @ 12:46 PM
Having looked at the last election, and the issue at hand the following can be stated:
There have been cases of voter fraud. While it may not be as wide spread as it is claimed, though the numbers are still being debated on, the fact
that it does exist, does give credence to the claims of such. Especially when people are voting who should not vote. And as part as a means to
prevent fraud, it is suggested that a person who does vote, or intends to vote, present an ID to cast a ballot.
Yet there are those who would claim that such is a form of discrimination, racist and ultimately will disenfranchise minorities from being able to
Now here is what I get confused on, when you apply simple common sense to the matter.
To drive you have to have an ID, more specifically a DL that has a picture, a persons name and address.
To cash a check, if it is not at your bank, it is normal to ask and provide an ID.
To get a job, one would have to have an ID as part of the verification system that a person is a US citizen or is authorized to be in the US.
To purchase age controlled substances, namely alcohol and tobacco, most places ask for an ID to a certain point.
To purchase or pick up some medications, an ID has to be presented.
So if it is a form of discrimination to ask for ID to show you have the right to vote, and are on the roles, why are all of the other activities that
would require an ID not be considered discrimination?