Friday, November 1, 2013

Voter ID a Must in Civilized Society

Voter ID a Must in Civilized Society
Commentary by Sanford D. Horn
October 30, 2013

Common sense, gone the way of the Oldsmobile, clearly not so common any longer, when the Democrats consistently suggest, en masse, that photo ID at the ballot box is simply a tool by the GOP to “rig election rules to their advantage,” according to William R. Groth’s October 29 LTTE.

As a society we are required to produce photo ID before boarding an airplane, obtaining a driver’s license, purchasing alcohol, renting/buying a home, cashing/writing a check, opening a bank account, enrolling in college, picking up tickets at a will call window, securing a library card, using a credit card in some places, checking into a hotel or hospital, entering many government buildings, entering a military base, and procuring a firearm – just to name several.

Yet, when in the defense and protection of one of our most sacred rights, to ensure the sanctity of our precious vote, the Democrats take a laissez faire attitude suggesting that the demand for photo ID is somehow racist or designed to disenfranchise potential voters. Or worse when suggesting voter fraud is minimal. One instance of voter fraud is too many in a civilized society.

To allow anyone who is not a United States citizen, properly registered to vote using a government issued form of photo identification is to degrade the value of the vote.

Sanford D. Horn is a writer and educator living in Westfield, IN. This item appeared in The Indianapolis Star on November 1, 2013.

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