"You know, when they came and took away my fourth amendment I kept my yap shut, what the hell, I really didnít have anything to hide anyway. When they grabbed up my second amendment I sat still and bit my tongue because, truth be told, Iím allergic to guns. But here we are, you with your cold hard fingers wrapped around the neck of my first amendment and Iíve got to shout as loud as I can, because if I donít, before you know it, you wonít let me say nothing at all"
--Randolph J. Dworkin
ďReading makes a full man, meditation a profound man, discourse a clear man.Ē
-- Ben Franklin
"It has been said that something as small as the flutter of a butterfly's wing can ultimately cause a typhoon halfway around the world"
-- Chaos Theory
I don't have time to read all the replies so I'm just going to state my opinion which might be repetitive.
Generally I do not see anyone suggesting that anyone has to buy a voter I.D. That isn't done because the courts would boot any such law
so the ACLU really has no arguement here.
Now, you have register and get a voters registration card anyway. I don't understand what the problem is in getting a picture I.D. (which you do not have to pay for) as opposed to a simple registration card. How we would do this retroactively would have to be discussed, but any new registrations would be picture I.D.s.
For those who drive, when you get your D.L. renewed, you then also get voter I.D. Perhaps it could even be a part of the D.L. Just like they note now that you are a donor, they could note that you are a registered voter.
Last edited by 1Perry; 02-25-12 at 12:59 PM.
Let's see... when was the last time I had to show picture ID?
Was it when I used a credit card at WalMart? or, maybe when I entered a national park with my seasoned citizen pass? Perhaps it was last time I ordered a beer? No, that hasn't happened in more than forty years now, so that's not it. I don't generally cash checks at grocery stores any more, so that isn't it. No, it was either the national park or WalMart. Gosh, I felt so disenfranchised having to get out my picture ID.
Now, when I vote, I won't need it, so how many times can I vote?
Can't we just turn Congress off and then turn it back on again?
The painfully obvious purpose of these laws is to reduce Democratic voter participation and that is just a fact.
Georgia vote fraud - Ballotpedia
That took about a millionth of a second. What the hell are you talking about?
Although you did use of of my favorite words and I thank you for that.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Hey.... maybe you should all read the article in the OP....
The law curiously enough affects the poor exclusively. Class voter suppression.Murphy warns the new laws disenfranchise voters like 84-year-old Ruthelle Frank, a plantif in an ACLU lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin. Frank, who has voted in every election since 1948, alleges the state violated her constitutional right to vote by requiring her to show a photo ID.
Frank does not have a government-issued ID or a birth certificate because she was born at home in the 1920s and acquiring the necessary paperwork to obtain an ID could cost her $200.
"While in some states the voter ID is provided free of charge, the supporting documents, the birth certificates, the marriage certificates, the passport can add up to significant costs, especially for low income people," Murphy says.
Next order of business please.