March 15, 2012

Duh! I need to see your ID please!

2 comments:

  1. The main problem with this comic is that banks, movie rental locations, bars, and airlines are not government organizations. In that alone this comic is deficient.

    I am not really against having photo identification, but I really no not see the need for it. Voter fraud is not a significant problem, though election fraud is. For example, the Brennan Center for Justice calculated that voter ID fraud accounts for 4 votes out of over 9 million in Ohio for 2002 and 2004. How is this a major problem? If people misrepresenting themselves is a major problem, please show me the fact behind massive voter ID fraud? Everything I have read (non-partisan) says that voter identification is not a major problem.

    The main problem is if the government charges for a photo ID, or makes the situation to achieve a free identification difficult. That amounts to a poll tax. It has been documented that many identification giving locations (DMVs, etc.) have been closed down nationwide due to budget cuts. If you cannot easily get to a location to achieve an ID, that is a hardship. A policy such as this aids the disenfranchisement of the elderly and poor people. There should be no impediments to vote.

    I am not entirely against having a photo ID, but there are much larger problems in the electoral process that need fixing first.

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  2. At the very least you should be required to prove that you’re an American Citizen. Otherwise, I can tell you I am Cleopatra and you are required to believe me.

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