You absolutely should have to show I.D. to be able to vote in our elections. Only American citizens are able to votes. Can you change my mind?

Blogging friend King Arthyr presents a logical, linear, constitutional response to the many new voter disenfranchisement laws that have been passed in nearly every state, including my own. By the time you read the last sentence of his post, you will be astounded that any lawmaker could pass such narrow, restrictive laws as have recently been passed at the state level. THIS, my friends, is why we need the United States Congress to get off their collective arses and pass federal voting rights legislation that would override any state restrictions! Thank you, Arthyr for this excellent post!

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Second Amendment:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

Conservatives, you state that the 2nd Amendment says gun control/gun regulation is illegal, because it says the right to own and bear arms cannot be infringed, correct?

Now, let’s look at voting:

Twenty-Sixth Amendment

Section 1:

The right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of age.

Section 2:

The Congress shall have power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.

So, the Constitution states any citizen who is 18 years or older cannot have their right to vote denied due to age.

Fifteenth Amendment:

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall…

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10 thoughts on “You absolutely should have to show I.D. to be able to vote in our elections. Only American citizens are able to votes. Can you change my mind?

  1. Well, without getting wrapped up in tinfoil yeah. Concurrent with a poll test to prove erstwhile voter knows enough of what’s going on the world to cast an informed vote. Alas, on a perfect planet.

    I moved a few years back, got a new driver’s license, had to prove who I was (passport, then-current license, a really old license, birth certificate: long-form). Registered to vote.

    What’s the problem … ?

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    • Well, the problem is that some, especially the poor who don’t even own a car, don’t have a driving license. So, they have to get to the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, and PAY money that they can ill afford to get a photo ID. Student ID’s used to be acceptable, but many states are no longer accepting them. It’s just another attempt to disenfranchise a segment of the population who would likely vote for a Democrat.


  2. Thank you for sharing!!.. the issue you are referring to, along with gerrymandering, is simply a method elements of today’s society are using to attempt to control the amount of votes their opponents receive in hopes of gathering the majority of votes for themselves, all the while trying to maintain a image of democracy…“The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom” (Isaac Asimov)… 🙂

    Hope all is well in your part of the universe and until we meet again..
    May the dreams you hold dearest
    Be those which come true
    May the kindness you spread
    Keep returning to you
    (Irish Saying)

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    • Yes, there is a major push to disenfranchise the young, Blacks, the poor, and the elderly, all of whom are more likely to vote for a Democrat. So much for ‘equal rights’, eh? All is well here, and I hope with you also, my friend!


  3. In tomorrow’s local elections in England, Voter Photo I.D. will be complusory for the first time in the UK. But that has also been rigged, as only ‘certain ‘types’ of I.D. will be permitted. With an estimate that over 20% of eligible voters do not have photo I.D in the form of a driving licence or passport, or one of the other permitted forms of I.D., the current government has effectively disenfranchised that section of the population.
    It is no surpise that the 20%+ is mainly made up of 18-21 year-old young voters, and immigrant residents who do not have English as their first language.
    This is a blatant attempt to fix an election result by supposedly eliminating ‘Voter Fraud’. They conveniently ignore the fact that voter fraud in the UK has been shown to be insignificant, with only 6 cases proven in the last national election, out of the millions of votes cast.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    • It almost sounds as if your government has been taking lessons from ours! That’s terrible! Six cases out of millions of votes cast gives them the right, they think, to disenfranchise a significant portion of the populace. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr …

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  4. If i wanna vote in any democratic country I must be a citizen (above age 18) of said country. Or have permanent residency there (to be debated). You guys have a quasi democracy going since 1776!!! And not figured these basic things out yet???
    Here in South Africa they are a democracy since 1994 … and they vote as if they did it since a thousand years. Come on, it’s not that difficult.

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