Thursday, June 23, 2011

need a photo id to vote?

How frustrating it is to hear people in the community say that it is somehow discriminatory to require a photo id to vote. How is it oppressive to ask someone to go to the BMV to prove their residence and birth in order to impact our government, impact our communities, and impact our taxes?

Why is this such an issue? Let me propose two reasons...

Reason 1: Some people want to commit voter fraud. If there are no photos required, then there is a possibility to vote as someone else or vote multiple times. In my experience, it took many many election cycles for the Board of Elections to remove my dead husband from the voter roles. Over and over I filled out the paperwork. I had identification. I had his death certificate. I had paperwork, and they still couldn't get it done.

Reason 2: Some of our leaders who claim to want to help people really just want to keep them in their "place". Think of it this way. If the democrat leaders really wanted people to have improved lives, they would suggest integration into society, not a furthering gap from what is necessary to survive in society. We need people to be literate, speak a common language, and all follow some basic citizenship standards. Think about it... if you have no photo id, you are not allowed to legally drive (although many do). You cannot get a library card. You cannot fly on a plane or leave the United States. You cannot write a check or open a bank account. You cannot cash a check, make a large purchase such as a house, or fill out a job application. If you cannot show a photo id, your job opportunities are relegated to "under the table" cash work that further deteriorates our society. What purpose does it serve to have people left in that state of disconnect? Look at who this group votes for. It is there that you find your answer.