Thursday, September 21, 2006

Voting "No!" to Common Sense

In a move to crack down against illegal immigrants voting in U.S. elections, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to require Americans to provide proof of U.S. citizenship to vote in federal elections.

The bill would require voters to present a photo identification to vote in federal elections in 2008. By 2010 the photo identification would also have to show the voter is a U.S. citizen.

You can imagine the left-wing reaction to this. How horribly unfair! You mean illegal aliens and terrorists can't vote in our elections? Thus dies freedom in Aztlanistan.

Democrats said the bill's requirements would hurt the poor, the elderly and others unable to easily obtain the documents required. They argued that obtaining required documents can be expensive and that there was no evidence to suggest voter fraud is widespread.

Since buying cigarettes, beer, opening a checking account, or even paying for merchandise with a check all require proof of identification, my contention is this: if you as an American are incapable of providing I.D. at the polls, chances are you're incapable of making it to the polls to vote. Since illegal aliens are persons most likely not to have I.D., this reasonable precaution makes perfect sense. But when it comes to those on the left, they demonstrate their arithmetical and logical genius by adding 2+2, and proudly displaying the answer of 5.

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