Voter ID Laws Suck
They would have us believe that 75% of Americans support Voter ID Laws.
Support remains high for requiring voters to show photo identification before being allowed to cast their ballots.
The RNLA is trashing Jesse Jackson, Bill Clinton and other dems on this:
This past Monday, the Rev. Jesse Jackson called the South Carolina voter ID law a modern day “poll tax.” [snip]. Last week, Bill Clinton said, “There has never been in my lifetime, since we got rid of the poll tax and all the Jim Crow burdens on voting, the determined effort to limit the franchise that we see today.” [snip] DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz complained that Republicans "want to literally drag us all the way back to Jim Crow laws" and announced that “Photo I.D. laws, we think, are very similar to a poll tax.” [snip], Wisconsin State Senator Bob Jauch made the statement, "Jim Crow, move over – the Wisconsin Republicans have taken your place.”
This argument is not about race, or financial demographic. It is about disenfranchising American citizens that should have the right to cast a vote.
This issue is very personal to me, as it impacts my 102 year old mother. Her right to vote has always been very important to her. She was 11 years old when women won the right to vote:
In 1918, Congress passed what became, when it was ratified by sufficient states in 1920, the Nineteenth Amendment, which prohibited state and federal agencies from gender-based restrictions on voting.
BUT, because she never got a driver's license, or any other form of photo ID, she is now not allowed to vote. We have tried over the last several years, but without a Certificate of Live Birth, we can't get a photo ID. She was born on the prairie, there was never a Certificate of Birth, just her Baptismal Certificate. That was good enough back in the early 70s to get a Social Security card and Medicare card but not good enough for Post-911 America to get a photo ID.
NO photo ID:
- NO voting
- NO flying the friendly skies,
- NO leaving the country.