Saving Democracy? Why Proper Identification Matters

Saving Democracy? Why Proper Identification Matters

When was the last time you were asked to provide your ID? Mine was today. I went to Walgreens to get some Zyrtec D and I had to provide my driver’s license to verify it was me. Every time I fly I have to provide my ID. I’ve picked up tickets a time or two from the will call window and my ID was required. Getting papers notarized requires an ID. I also had to go to the hospital to see my Mom after she was admitted and my ID was required. I went to a concert at a small venue last weekend and had to show my ID to get in. This requirement of identification is everywhere in our culture.

We continue to spotlight issues from the left in our current series “Saving Democracy?” and today we are going to hit this idea of Voter ID laws.

One of the ways the radical left has continued to try to attack our country is by pushing this insane notion that people without proper identification should be allowed to vote. They want you to believe that it is unconstitutional, racist, and discriminatory to require proper identification to vote. If you need an ID to pick up concert tickets or an over-the-counter decongestant, why wouldn’t you need one to vote?!

According to the ACLU, requiring a picture ID is a tactic used by the right to reduce voters they say:

Overly burdensome photo ID laws deprive many voters of their right to vote, reduce participation, and stand in direct opposition to our country’s trend of including more Americans in the democratic process. Many Americans do not have one of the forms of government-issued photo identification that state laws list as acceptable for voting. These voters are disproportionately low income, racial, and ethnic minorities, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Such voters more frequently cannot afford or cannot obtain the underlying documents that are a prerequisite to obtaining government-issued photo ID card.

About 7% of U.S. citizens, or more than 16 million Americans, cannot confirm that they have a government-issued photo ID.

Why would we want people without proper identification to be able to vote? That is a right of our CITIZENS not those who cannot prove their citizenship.

Imagine if you lived in Russia, China, North Korea, Iran, Nicaragua, Mexico, or Cuba. All of those countries have “elections” and claim to have threads of democracy by allowing the populace to vote. I think we all know that those elections are tainted and do not have adequate laws that prohibit election tampering without proper accountability.

In America, the cherished right to participate in selecting our political representatives as citizens is non-negotiable. We expect these elections to be trusted, transparent, fair and free of ANY corrupting influences with the objective of tilting the scales.

The reality is that the left makes promises to the down and out, illegal alien, and anyone looking for a handout. Those are the supporters they want. By weakening the Voter ID laws they can unlock a portion of the population that will give them their one and only vote.

The talking points uttered by the left about how hard it is for segments in the population to obtain an official government issued ID to prove their U.S. citizenship is just not supported by facts. Many states like Georgia, who have implemented Vote ID laws, actually saw GREATER voter participation in recent elections.

Our country was founded on an election process that was full of integrity, transparency, and trust. Our true citizens have the right to vote. The last thing we need or want is some faction of mob rule with people who cannot prove they are Americans rigging an election and further dragging our country down.

Therefore, as you prepare to vote in November, please research the candidates on Voter ID legislation. Who wants EVERYONE to get a vote and who wants our CITIZENS to get a vote? That might point you in the right direction.

Stay tuned as we release more blogs focusing on “Saving Democracy”.   



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