Voter ID: Protecting Our Most Sacred Rights
Requiring voter identification is a controversial issue that is brewing in various states and in Washington, DC right now. We are months away from the election and it is evident that every side of the political spectrum wants to gain leverage when it comes to the election. What we have to be careful of is that no cheating is involved. I find that it makes good sense to have Voter ID laws, so here is what is at stake with voter ID laws and one can weigh the pros and cons of the regulations.
Quite frankly I found that the arguments given against the idea of voter id requirements in that they are based on sentimental appeals not logical appeals.
One argument offered is that people can have a hard time getting an ID. It may be true that in a rural town that has no DMV might have to drive 20 minutes to get to a DMV this could seem like a burden. Yet what you compromise is the most important belief in our American Values, you compromise fairness in democracy.
Those that oppose these laws resort to citing racism as a driving force behind these laws. That simply is not true because everyone in this day and age as access to an ID. Everyone has to abide by these laws. Voter Identification laws would apply to all, removing any doubts of racism as a motive for passing these laws.
If our men and women can be expected to go and fight for our democracy and do all in their power to preserve its validity, certainly we can expect people to go to the DMV. IDs are required in other activities in our country, some states require that IDs be provided to buy pseudoephedrine why not IDs I should add that we are required in this state to provide ID to buy pseudoephedrine.
Constitutionally it is required that voters be Citizens of the United States. If that is a requirement that we care for then why should we not take actions to enforce this law. Voter ID laws are not racist in nature because they require that everyone have an ID, these laws do not segregate any one particular person.
Voter fraud is a very real problem in the Unites States. The Pew research center found that 1.8 million deceased individuals are listed as voters. These are perhaps the make or break vote in certain states which could ultimately determine who wins the elections.
The issue of voter ID will come up more as we approach the elections and I implore you to not buy into the notion that these laws are put into place prevent people from voting. The primary purpose of these laws is to prove that the people that vote and exercise our most beautiful right in America, are the people that should be voting, not someone cheating to push their candidate to a win.