Democrats are only too happy to insist you present a photo ID to purchase alcohol or to drive a car. However, a photo ID is just too much to ask of a voter.
At the front of the pack of very mad donkeys is Attorney General Eric Holder. The Guardian, in an article about a lawsuit filed against the state of Wisconsin, said:
“The suit comes as attorney general Eric Holder made his most combative speech in Austin, Texas, on voting rights. Speaking symbolically at the library named after Lyndon Johnson, the president who signed the Voting Rights Act in 1965, Holder pledged to resist any attempt to roll back the advances in equality that had been made almost 50 years ago.”
It's strange that Holder chose LBJ's library for a symbol. It must be pointed out that LBJ was eager to help black people vote only after he realized he needed their votes to keep the Democrats’ stronghold on the nation. LBJ’s votes prior to his becoming president were distinctly along racist lines and many Southerners believe he was a lifelong racist.
Republican president Dwight D. Eisenhower pushed for and signed the first Civil Rights Act in 1957. Eisenhower also sent federal troops to Little Rock (Ark.) to force the governor, a Democrat, to permit black children to attend white schools. These facts are usually omitted in revisionist curricula guised as history in today’s public schools.
There is no question that loopholes exist in current voting procedures. States like Florida where large numbers of residents live part time are particularly troublesome. In 2008 WFTV.com (channel 9, Orlando) announced reporters “discovered 1,636 registered voters in Central Florida are dead.”
Countless questions have arisen over potential or documented voter fraud in Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Indiana, New York and Minnesota. [See related article below.]
Conservatives see protecting the integrity of the vote as vital to national security, particularly in an era when the federal government has lost control of the southern border and false documentation is easy to come by.
Ironically Holder isn’t concerned about all instances of fraud or disenfranchisement of voters. He took a pass on voter intimidation that occurred when members of the New Black Panther Party showed up at a precinct with weapons in hand.
Cases actually prosecuted by Holder’s predecessor include voter fraud in Noxubee County (Miss.) involving a Democrat Party leader.
Recent cases in Georgia of documented voter fraud are also troublesome. Holder can’t be bothered to follow up.
In October, 2010, the Spokane conservative columnist at Examiner.com wrote:
“KMOV-TV of St. Louis reported yesterday that over 4200 names of dead persons were found after Missouri's voter rolls were searched and 65 percent of those were known to have lived in the St. Louis area. Worse yet, the study found 281 of those deceased persons voted after they died.”
Anyone who tries to cash a check, buy alcohol or cigarettes, close on a mortgage loan or drive a car must have photo identification. Obviously this doesn’t bother the federal government because if it did, Democrats would wield their favorite weapon, the Commerce clause of the US Constitution, to address it.
The NAACP actually petitioned the United Nations over various changes to voting laws in the U.S.
Asking a voter to present a photo ID is basic common sense, one reason progressives have a hard time wrapping their brains around the concept.