Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Federal Voter ID laws are definitely needed

The most important thing we have in this country is our freedom, and the most important signature of that freedom is our right to vote.  If the right to vote is infringed upon, our freedoms may also be infringed upon.  I think of this every time I go to vote.

Michigan has a voter ID law.  However, the day I voted in the republican primary I forgot to bring my ID, and it was closing in on the 8 p.m. closing time.  I had worked a long 12 hour shift, so there was no way I could vote earlier.  

"No problem," the attendant said, "All you have to do is sign the back of that paper there, which indicates that you are who you say you are."  

"Oh, it's that easy," I said, "That's almost scary."

So I went on to vote, thinking that I really am who I said I am.  Yet that lady had never seen me before, and how would she know if someone else from some other district came to ask for my ballot.  Since there are less than 20 percent voting, that's a lot of ballots. 

What if someone died and was still on the voting list?  How easy would it be for someone to assume that person's identity?  

So, to protect our right to vote, many have been calling on the White House for years that a National Voter ID Law is necessary.  People should not be able to vote without proving they are who they say they are.  It's just common sense.

Yet Eric Holder, President Obama's Attorney General, has championed with many democrats that a voter ID law would infringe on the rights of minorities who don't have IDs.  It would infringe upon the rights of   new U.S. residents, mainly Hispanics, who don't have IDs.  It would infringe upon their right to vote.  He said there is no proof that voter fraud is a problem.  

He says voter ID laws are racist and discriminatory.  

Yet my argument, as well as any person who is a proponent of protecting the right to vote, is that if you want to vote you should go out of your way to get a voter ID.  It's not hard to get an ID.  Most states only require your drivers license.  I'm sure any ID would work, such as a card showing proof of residency.  How hard is that?  If you are too hard out to not be able to get an ID card, then you shouldn't be able to vote.

You need an ID to prove it's your credit card when you make a purchase.  You need an ID when you come into and out of the country.  You need an ID when you buy alcohol and cigarettes.  You need an ID when you go to get your marriage license.  It seems the only place you don't need an ID is when you go to vote.  In Michigan they require an ID, yet as I proved, you don't really need an ID.  All you need is a signature, or even a fake signature at that.  

For the purpose of this post we have to note that Eric Holder is black.  A white person went into Holder's district voting precinct and requested Holders Ballot, according to Breitbartnews.com.  According to Breitbart the entire thing was on video. :  
The video shows a young man entering a Washington, DC polling place at 3401 Nebraska Avenue, NW, on primary day of this year--April 3, 2012--and giving Holder’s name and address. The poll worker promptly offers the young man Holder’s ballot to vote. The young man then suggests that he should show his ID; the poll worker, in compliance with DC law, states: “You don’t need it. It’s all right. As long as you’re in here, you’re on our list, and that’s who you say you are, you’re okay.” 
The man who tried to get Holder's ID. was James O'Keefe, a Breitbart photographer, the same photographer who walked into ACORN offices and exposed fraud there.  His video shows why men like Eric Holder are wrong and why it's time for some sort of voter ID law.  

No comments: