Requiring an ID to vote is an idea rising in popularity, particularly among conservatives, intending to reduce the potential for voter fraud. In continuing to fight the war on common sense, the idea has met fierce response from liberal critics who argue that such policies would disenfranchise voters who are apparently incapable of obtaining a photo ID. To show just how absurd the opposition to voter ID is, here’s a list of 15 common items and activities that require a photo ID:
1) Purchase of alcohol
2) Purchase of tobacco
3) Applying for welfare (OK – maybe liberals will oppose this one next)
4) Applying for ObamaCare (and maybe this one too…)
5) Applying for a job
6) Driving, purchasing, or renting a car
7) Purchasing some over- the-counter medicines
8) R-Rated movies
9) Entering most bars
10) Purchasing a gun or applying for a firearm license (ironically, I bet most liberals love this one)
11) Opening a bank account, and occasionally when cashing checks
12) Renting a hotel room
13) Applying for a fishing license
14) Picking up a prescription
15) Donating blood
If we need an ID for all the items and activities listed above, why should showing an ID to vote be any different? I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that if you need an ID to rent a hotel room, you probably should be required to show ID for more important things, such as picking out the next president.
But, liberal critics charge that this is an effort by conservatives to suppress minority groups from voting. What could be more condescending than to claim that minorities are incapable of obtaining as much as an ID by themselves?
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