Why The US Should Absolutely Require Voter ID
How is it that there can be more votes cast in an election than there are registered voters?
Yes, that was, more or less, a rhetorical question.
The answer is, of course, voter fraud. Dead voters. Illegals voting. Voters casting more than one ballot.
There are probably many more ways that devious and unethical people have devised in order to rig an election to go their way.
During the last few elections, there have been many discrepancies in state and federal elections that could be avoided if voting required a photo ID.
Voting is one of the most fundamental rights that American Citizens should exercise. Unfortunately, most of the time, only about half cast their ballot.
It is also one of the most important, far more important than most of the things that require a photo ID before someone can do or purchase something.
A partial list of actions requiring photo ID include: Opening a bank account, Adopt a child, Adopt a pet, Apply for a Job, Apply for Unemployment, Apply for Food stamps, Apply for Welfare, Buying a house, Buying/driving/renting a car, Travel on an airplane, Buying Alcohol, Purchasing Cigarettes, Get married, Purchase a gun, Stay in a hotel, Applying for a hunting license, Applying for a fishing license, Buying a mobile phone, Visit a casino,
Pick up a prescription, Hold a rally, Give blood, and even to Buy an "M" rated video.
It is hard to place any of the above as more important than voting. Getting a job, getting married, and a few others might be as important, especially to an individual.
But, if photo IDs are absolutely required to do any of those, why on Earth do we not require it for voting? Again, rhetorical.
The seemingly biggest argument by opponents is that voter ID laws discriminate against minorities.
One wonders why that would be unless the minorities who would be affected are illegal aliens, who should NOT be voting, anyway.
Regardless, requiring photo ID would enter in a more honest election system.
We need to get this into law and enforced in every state, every city. We do not need to have elections being stolen by ineligible (or no longer living) people casting ballots.
by Scott D. Welch, Patriot
Direct descendant of four Americans who fought in the Revolutionary War
Cousin of Patrick Henry