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  •  So here's what we do: (0+ / 0-)

    Schoolkids get an official ID, right? How much does that cost the kid?

    (I'm all for issuing a laminated voter registration card with a photo, but the county commissioners will howl as though they'd been set afire.)

    LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

    by BlackSheep1 on Thu Feb 03, 2011 at 07:23:52 PM PST

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    •  I don't see your solution..... (1+ / 0-)
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      ....unless you're saying the kids are supposed to come in and vouch for their parents.

      (I'm all for issuing a laminated voter registration card with a photo, but the county commissioners will howl as though they'd been set afire.)

      This is exactly why they are doing it. They can claim "no money!" if someone suggests photo voter registration cards. Which leaves those without cars and credit cards--which is mostly the poor--without the right to vote.

      It's all a ploy. A ploy to make it that much harder for those who would support Democrats to vote.

      Freedom has two enemies: Those who want to control everyone around them...and those who feel no need to control themselves.

      by Sirenus on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 09:08:12 AM PST

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      •  if we can afford to put photo ID on schoolkids, (0+ / 0-)

        we can afford it for their parents.

        Hell, half the schools in Texas won't let you pick up your kid unless you show a photo ID.

        One of the things I did as a Katrina volunteer (way the hell up here in Lubbock, and then again for Rita) was make photo-ID cards for the folks coming in to shelter with us.

        IIRC those things cost about a dime per ...

        LBJ & Lady Bird, Sully Sullenberger, Molly Ivins, Barbara Jordan, Ann Richards, Drew Brees: Texas is No Bush League! -7.50,-5.59

        by BlackSheep1 on Fri Feb 04, 2011 at 09:36:16 PM PST

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