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  •  State ID (0+ / 0-)

    In Michigan senior citizens and blind people can get a state ID for free.

    •  So what? You are 78 (0+ / 0-)

      and barely able to locomote 300 feet. You've lived in Michigan for 40+ years but you cannot vote because you are too frail to get a state-issued ID.  Does that make it right?

      Free ID does not make it effective for the elderly or those who are to poor or unable to jump through hoops to get their Free ID.

      "I prefer someone who burns the flag and then wraps himself in the Constitution than someone who burns the Constitution and then wraps himself in the flag!"

      by SomeStones on Fri May 09, 2008 at 06:14:53 PM PDT

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      •  Hoops (0+ / 0-)

        I doubt there are any hoops to jump through. I'm sure the same people that do voter registration drives will also do "free ID" drives.

        I don't believe this is a modern day poll tax.

        •  Did you actually (0+ / 0-)

          read ANYTHING about about these voter ID bills and what you have to go through if you don't already have the stuff?

          Also, why do we have hoops in the first place for a process that the government controls, even though it is a right? If the government controls all aspects of it, then it is imcumbent upon the govt to ensure that laws  hinder more illegitimate people from vote than they hinder legitimate ones. Voter ID clearly fails this test.

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