Guys and gals, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, its very simple.
We shoudl verify the citizenship status of voter registrations.
Either do it by requiring folks to bring proof of citizenship at the time of registration, or make the states do it on their own time.
But one way or the other we must verify that you have the ****ing right to vote.
What does that say about the (1) training of the person who told her she couldn't use her old government ID and (2) the fact that it was only after she received publicity that any action was taken on her behalf?
from the Tennessee Department of Safety & Homeland Security site with requirements for obtaining a "Handgun Carry Permit"
So one of the items accepted as voter ID in the state doesn't require proof of citizenship - interesting, wouldn't you sayEffective July 1, 2005, all handgun permit applicants seeking a new permit must provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Permanent Residency.
“And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822
I understand where the left is coming from on this issue, I really do. I agree that the process of getting registered should be easy, and the process of voting should be easy. However, I fail to understand were it's required by law to be a US citizen on the federal level and it's required by law to be a resident of the state on the state level why it shouldn't be required to prove it in order to vote.