The Democratic Party is strongly opposed to voter identification. It would only mean that people would have to do the same thing to vote that they have to do to catch a plane, obtain a driver’s license or open a bank account. In the past, they pointed to cases of hardship such as invalids, very old people etc for whom it would be arduous or impossible to perform the simple tasks associated with getting an ID. Point well taken. No citizen should be deprived of his right to vote because of ill health and such.
When a proposal is made to pick up such hardship cases and to take them to be registered free of charge at a time of their convenience, the Democratic Party is still opposed, just as a opposed. When I vote in my 90% Democrat town (just a guess, maybe it’s only 85%), I always make it a point to show my ID. The poll officials react to my gesture with frank horror. Why?
Nothing stops the Democratic Party from declaring that it would accept voter ID if such and such precautions were taken to ensure that no one is disenfranchised. It does not. Why?
Inescapable conclusion, it seems to me:
1 The Democratic Party benefits more from voting fraud than does the Republican Party;
or, 2 The Republican Party is more respectful of the fundamental constitutional process of voting than is the Democratic Party.
Am I missing something?
A youngish woman parks her car in front of my house frequently. I have good reasons to think she is a social worker. There is a window sticker on the car that says “Mills Alumna.”
Mills College used to be a college for rich girls in the East Bay of San Francisco. Some years ago, it started admitting males. Digression: What kind of guys seek admission to a women’s college? My guess is that the lot would be evenly divided between cold hearted predators and closeted gays.
Anyway, the car also sports a bumper sticker that proclaims: “Feminism is the radical notion that women are human beings.”
Good point but, frankly, what’s the point? Is there any segment of opinion in America that denies this self-evidence? Who is this young woman trying to persuade? Or is it just another shotgut guilt tripping: I am a man; I think women are people; I have always thought so. (After all, I was reared by a mother.) But maybe, there are bad, ignorant men somewhere, maybe even in my neighborhood, who really believe that women are not human beings. Bang, guilty by association! Again!
If at least the bumper sticker were in Arabic, or in Farsi.