LongLiveYorke, on Monday, March 12th, 2012, 9:41 AM, said:
The difference is that none of these things are rights that are guaranteed by our democracy (except for the kids in school part).I mean, it's a bit of a thorny issue. I agree that it doesn't seem like too much of a burden to demand ID for voting. But it's a fact that this will have the effect of preventing many from voting (mainly the poor and elderly). The only thing I wonder is why these laws only seem to come up in the months before an election. Why can't we make such a law right after an election and give people years to comply, or grandfather it in or something? The reason that people are against them is because election fraud isn't that much of an issue, and forcing people to use ID's would take away more people's ability to vote than the number of frauds it would prevent, and it's not very close, really.
i don't see what is thorny about it, it seems simple to me - register to vote and get an ID or a voter card...if you live here you have a SS number, if you are first generation you would be thrilled to part of the system and if you were born here it is simple as can be. the only ones with a problem would be someone trying to get over on the system.
Balloon guy, on Monday, March 12th, 2012, 10:00 AM, said:
So you are old?I am all for making it hard for people to vote. I don't know why anyone wants it to be a casual thing that some idiot who just woke up can swing by and vote based on his driving by the voting place while on his way to the bar.
i don't think it has to be hard, just honest. I come from the Philadelphia area - the democratic machine are experts here on finding people to vote...no matter who they actually are. i don't think anyone should see it as a casual thing.
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