Okay, here is a list of things that require photo identification (as taken from http://www.usmessageboard.com/politics/212534-list-of-things-that-require-photo-identification.html) - so part of this is in jest as some of these things are irrelevant regarding constitutionality. But now just for fun let’s take a look at things that require a photo identification, and of course this is a very partial list and I’m sure I’m missing many many things that require photo identification, but let’s take a look:
-Boarding an airplane
-Writing a check
-Cashing a check
-Using a credit card
-Driving a motor vehicle
-Applying for a business license
-Applying for permission to hold a protest or rally
-Purchasing a house or real estate
-Renting a domicile
-Renting a motor vehicle
-Purchasing a firearm (Includes BB guns)
-Applying for a hunting license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
-Applying for a fishing license (waived for 16 and 17 year olds when their legal guardian provides a photo ID)
-Purchasing alcoholic beverages
-Purchasing tobacco or products that contain nicotine
-Purchasing a motor vehicle
-Initial registration of a motor vehicle
-Applying for a building permit
-Receiving prescription medicine
-Purchasing OTC medicine that contains pseudoephedrine
-Serving on jury duty
-Getting a bank account
-Cash transactions of $5000.00 or greater
-Sales tax exemption for people aged 80 and above
Okay, so let’s just imagine for a moment that you’re running for political office (like I will be in the near future), and you have gone out and campaigned and spent your money and got a whole bunch of people to back you. You have a fantastic platform like mine (had to get this in here somehow!):
My platform -
1. Take a 50% pay cut.
2. Not be able to vote themselves a raise – ever.
3. Receive a 3% pay increase or the equivalent percentage pay increase that they bestow upon our military.
4. Have term limits initiated - if it's good enough for the president it's good enough for them!
5. Receive healthcare that the rest of America receives - if it's good enough for you it's good enough for them!
6. Receive a pension no greater than in E7 with 20 years of military service.
7. Create a colloquial English (plain language) synopsis of every bill. This synopsis must be easy to read, outlined, and understandable. The synopsis should be available on a specified website for a full 24 hours prior to any vote.
8. Read every word of every bill that is ever presented, in full, on the floor, with all members present prior to any vote. (No more passing something to find out what’s in it!)
My fellow Americans when I am voted into Congress I will donate 50% of my pay to charity until such time as #1 can be implemented. I will fight for pay raises for our military members, better care for our military families, and the proper treatment of the families of our fallen heroes. I will work to ensure that there are no homeless veterans on the streets of America, but rather veterans working to help other veterans with a hand up – not a handout.
When I'm elected into Congress I will push each and every one of these issues so that those sitting in seats of power will truly have the best in mind for their constituents – because after their term is up they will have to go back and live under the rules that they've implemented.
My fellow Americans it is time to bring America back to the people, back to the states, bring back the constitutionality of our system of government.
It is time to reduce the size of the federal government and put the power back in the hands of the states and the people.
You have this thing in the bag right?
You show up on Election Day and cast your vote (hopefully for yourself) and then you go back to campaign headquarters and… Wait. Tensions build and tensions mount as the numbers begin posting on the new services and at first you’re doing great! Then, as the night draws on, you see the numbers beginning to favor your opponent, and after all that time and effort and money and hope and dreams your opponent wins. But one of your campaign helpers gets a tip about some voter fraud that occurred so you press the issue… Only to be maligned by the media, called names, and doors are shut your face everywhere you go when you try to find out if the fraud actually occurred.
Did it occur? Did it not occur? Did somebody vote more than once? Did a bunch of dead people vote? Who voted?
Look fellow CB’ers -
As long as there is no requirement for voter identification, then how is it possible to ensure that voting fraud does not take place?
It is high time that we had something in place to ensure that:
- you are of voting age
- you are a citizen of the United States
- you only vote once
- you are a real person
- you are a living person
So, I challenge anyone to bring to the table a valid argument why voter ID is not a good idea. But of course no such argument exists for the very reasons that I have already so eloquently pointed out.
Thanks for reading, sincerely: Ken the non-politician politician.