God Bless the Marine Corps.
I have a valid driver's license. But to get a passport, I would need to produce an original certified copy of my birth certificate. I have the original microfiche (which is ancient, at this point), but that won't do. To get a certified copy of my birth certificate from my birth state's records would take about $20 or so dollars and 3 to 4 months. I could get it faster by online application and payment, but that would cost $50. Even then, it would take maybe a month and cost about $50. I can pay that, but many poor people can't. If you've never been poor, that can be hard to believe or understand. There was a time that I had maybe $5 of expendable income per month after paying rent, minimal groceries (cans of green beans on sale), and used car note. Paying $50 would've been a daunting amount.
Now, having to pay what to me would've been an exorbitant amount for something is one thing. But having to pay it in order to exercise my CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE is another. If the state requires me to have a certified copy of my birth certificate, the state should pay for it. Otherwise, my right to vote has in effect been taken away.
"I can't abide women who poke their noses into other people's business."
“Men are strange. I think it has something to do with the hair on their chins.”