From a Concerned American Citizen
Good government does have proper, functioning duties to perform. Not just for the sake of honest, equal, legal elections on Election Day, but for the sake of denying easy access for criminals and legal or illegal immigrants where they are hindered and should be hindered. There is no reason for the federal government to require National I.D. cards, but there is plenty of reason for state and local governments to make sure the simple driver's license or official identification cards at that level are proven not fraudulent as they are issued. With none given access at all, without it.
For our election process, there must be proof provided before one is allowed their one person vote with little room for error or fraud.
Many Democrats make the claim that the poor will be hindered, if asked to provide proof of their identity on Election Day. Like so many other claims of the Democrats who pretend to care and do not, this poor excuse gives deep insight to the levels of intent to corrupt. Are they not already required to prove who they are for goods and services the way the rest of us are at any given time on any given day for any given reason? I ask, why not? A foolproof driver's license or identification handed out at the DMV should be trustworthy for all business conducted if our government were properly doing their jobs. That is, where government is not found slipping people through our system, that have no business to be there at all and often should be the point of arrest and deportation. There is the proper border fence right there; each government desk at local, state and federal levels, all connected for good information that ensures proper law is enforced. Criminals or foreign citizens should not have easy access and should be hindered where they are not supposed to have freedom or liberty.
I watched a Hispanic woman who could not speak English nor even write a check, have it written and signed by her child of about 8 years of age at a check out one day. The clerk asked for ID, but the lady pretended not to know what she was asking for even though the child spoke fluent English and Spanish. The clerk said it was okay and accepted the check without identification. I've watched people use faceless credit cards and debit cards as well, with no proof at all as to whom they are and if they are who they are suggesting. Scamming and stealing further from the rest of us. I chatted with the clerk as they left as she rang up my purchase and I wrote a check for it. She asked me for my ID, and needing to test my theory, I said, "I don't seem to be able to find it." "Well ma'am, I'm sorry but I cannot accept your check as payment without proper identification!" I quickly responded, "But you just accepted a check written and signed by a child, and forgot all about the need to identify the woman who spoke no English." The clerk stuttered angrily, "I'm sorry ma'am I cannot...." I interrupted her and said, "Here is my identification, but I have changed my mind about shopping here and will be discussing it with your employer." I should be ranting every day until my government acts properly and protects and respects me.
It's time the real disenfranchised stood up en masse, to put an end to government dysfunction and get it back on task. Prove who you are like the rest of us, or do not expect to participate at all. Inconvenient? Good! That is the idea and the entire purpose to having identification at all. If it means so very little, then no one should have to prove who they are anywhere nor on any day.
Submitted by Cynthia Wilkinson
Fed up Citizen, Conservative Voter and proven with proper ID