“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
Also sounds like you are "attacking the source".
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
By my count, the fallacies of the right wing argument are multiplying. So far we have:
1. Demands for a gov't issued photo ID at the polls in order to prove citizenship, when such an ID -- as a drivers license, for example -- is no guarantee of proof of citizenship.
2. Demands for a gov't issued photo ID at the polls in order to prove identity, when other forms of ID -- such as a credit card or even a utility bill -- would, in essentially all cases, prove the same thing.
3. Demands for a gov't issued photo ID at the polls in order to prove identity, when a simple signature -- if compared to the signature on file from the registration process -- would, unless the imposter had been practicing the victim's signature, prove the same thing.
In light of all that, does the quest for photo ID -- and only photo ID -- at the polls really make 'common sense'?
And if it can be shown that the vast majority of those currently lacking govt issued photo ID are likely Democratic voters, does it also not make 'common sense' that something more nefarious may be lurking behind the Republican agenda? Especially given that, over the past few decades, the Democratic agenda has been to get as many people to vote as possible, while the Republican plan is to prevent as many people voting as possible (specifically, the 'lower' classes) with caging lists and the like. One would have to be obtuse to not see at least the possibility that the Republican goal is disenfranchisement; either that, or a supporter of it.
Last edited by beerftw; 04-19-12 at 06:35 PM.
“You can lead a horse to water, but it is probably crowded with all those people you taught to fish.”