ID Should Be Needed
We all seem to agree that voting is one of America’s greatest privileges and should be taken seriously. Having some proof that your vote is legal is reasonable and should be the law.
Recent articles in The Pilot by both Kevin Smith and Paul Ericson seem to say that minorities and older people can’t obtain the necessary ID to vote.
These same people, in order to receive government assistance, e.g., unemployment, welfare, food stamps, and even at the local food coalition, have to show some ID, and these agencies do not do home delivery. The people in question must make an effort to get there to get some government assistance.
Why, then, is it any harder to have some legal ID to prove that you are a citizen and deserve to vote?
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