Discussion in 'Politics' started by DaGoose, Mar 12, 2012.
Administration blocks Texas voter ID law - CNN.com
Yeah.. that's gonna get appealed and get overturned
Federal LAW requires that ALL voters be properly identified by all States. There is no way this stands.
The state has a compelling interest in verifying the identity of a prosepctive voter, as it is imperative that a person who wants to cast a vote is who he says he is - failure to do so undermines a basic tenet of democracy. A picture ID is the least restrictive means to this end.
Why do liberals oppose positively verifying a prospective voter, but demand the same for a prospecive gun owner?
The DOJ's logic is perfectly sound, and I don't see an effective way for the courts to overrule them short of overturning the VRA (which they have thus far seemed reluctant to do).
Perry's claim that the law
is false, calling into question his familiarity with one or more of the activities he mentioned. While the preferred method of obtaining a library card or boarding a plane does involve producing government-issued photo ID, either may be done somewhat less conveniently without such ID. The Texas law is more restrictive.
How does one board a plane these days without a photo ID?
Federal LAW requires that ALL States ensure that all voters be properly identified as legally able to vote. FEDERAL LAW requires States to purge rolls as well. How exactly is requiring a photo ID going to prevent anyone from voting?
The laws must be sound however. Perhaps a more intelligent legislature would avoid the EXPENSE Texas incurred.
A bit off topic, but the answer to your first question is "additional screening" or "two forms of non-photo identification, one of which must have been issued by a state or federal agency": http://www.fodors.com/news/story_928.html. I hope this comes in handy if you ever lose your ID while traveling, as it did for one of my personal acquaintances.
As to how requiring a photo ID is going to prevent someone from voting, I'm not sure why this isn't readily apparent. After all, the stated purpose of such laws is exactly to prevent certain people from voting (ie, ineligible persons). Someone without a photo ID will not generally be allowed to vote. Some such people, who certainly exist (and include eligible voters) will certainly be prevented from voting. Note that to "prevent" something is to stop it from happening, not to make it impossible. So making something harder though not impossible can prevent people from doing it.
Dead people, convicted felons, vagrants, and cartoon characters across Texas are celebrating.
IOW, liberoidals are the ones totally stuck in the past.
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