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Voter ID and Gun Rights
National Review Online, by Charles C.W. Cooke

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 2/17/2014 6:09:18 AM

Insofar as it is a case at all, and not merely a political cudgel, the brief against voter ID is simple. Minorities and the poor, advocates charge, disproportionately lack government-issued identification documents, and, as a result of the allegedly arduous process that is required to obtain them, they may struggle in perpetuity to remedy this. In consequence, laws that make presentation of ID the price of exercising a fundamental right are unacceptable — disenfranchising the marginalized, removing their voices from the public square, and imposing obstacles to their equal enjoyment of constitutional protections. Given America’s difficult record on such issues,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mws50, 2/17/2014 7:04:15 AM     (No. 9735445)

If there is no ID required to vote in a federal election, then there should be no ID required to buy a gun or enter any federal government building, including the White House, Capital, the Department of Justice building or the IRS building. There should be no ID required to attend any campaign event, or visit any Representative or Senator.

Private businesses, such as airlines and banks, would not be covered by this rule. They can set their own ID rules.

And States can require an ID to vote,even if the federal government forbids it. There would have to be two lines for voting, one for State and federal elections and one for federal only elections. People too stupid to get an ID would still be able to vote in the federal elections, but not in the State elections.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: jimK1, 2/17/2014 7:41:51 AM     (No. 9735476)

This is a terrific point. I hope the pro-gun crowd picks up on it. I´d love to see Queen Nancy choke on her hypocrisy.


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Reply 3 - Posted by: provide, 2/17/2014 8:07:29 AM     (No. 9735508)

Democrats want the whiskey barrel back at voter sites.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: goose, 2/17/2014 8:50:44 AM     (No. 9735579)

Somehow on election day, the Democrat party manages to find and drag all these ID-less folks to the polls. But they can´t figure out a way in the years between elections to get these same folks to the place they need to go to get an ID. Just sayin´.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Two Frogs, 2/17/2014 9:17:46 AM     (No. 9735607)

Just imagine if it were the Republicans were the ones that wanted to vote without proper identification...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mathman, 2/17/2014 9:18:54 AM     (No. 9735609)

What a Hoyer howler!
Many years ago I lived in Prince Georges County, Maryland. To vote in local elections there one had to be registered. That registration could only be done in Upper Marlboro, MD, where the office was open one day of the year. The office was not accessible by public transportation.
Hoyer was in office then. I did not hear any complaints then about not having the right to vote.
Blatant hypocrisy.
Just another effort to maintain the system of ballot box stuffing, in order to guarantee Democratic officials. More Al Frankens, anyone?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Mickturn, 2/17/2014 10:22:21 AM     (No. 9735693)

The ID´s are FREE, get on a bus using your welfare money...and above all stop the incessant WHINING!

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don´t vote!

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Reply 8 - Posted by: lylacat, 2/17/2014 10:26:38 AM     (No. 9735698)

These same people who find it too hard, arduous, was the word to get a voter ID have no problem hiking down to the welfare office and signing up for welfare and food stamps. Give me a break.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bighambone, 2/17/2014 1:02:32 PM     (No. 9735909)

If the liberal Democrats were on the up and up on the issue of voter ID, they would be ensuring that all their voters have an acceptable voter ID. If the liberal Democrats ever thought that the Republicans were benefiting from fraud in the election process you can safely bet that would be the case.

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