[Tfug] A really, really interesting job opportunity...
klsmith2020 at yahoo.com
Tue Apr 17 12:52:09 MST 2012
Are you saying our founding fathers "checked out of society"?
--- On Tue, 4/17/12, Rich Smit <rfsmit at gmail.com> wrote:
From: Rich Smit <rfsmit at gmail.com>
Subject: Re: [Tfug] A really, really interesting job opportunity...
To: "Tucson Free Unix Group" <tfug at tfug.org>
Date: Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 12:37 PM
On Tue, Apr 17, 2012 at 11:50, keith smith <klsmith2020 at yahoo.com> wrote:
If someone does not want to go to the polls because they do no WANT to show their ID? Sounds like they have bigger issues.
Perhaps they're afraid of profiling? Jus' sayin'. They could be living in the US perfectly legally – or maybe they have no such documentation? People such as the spouse or child of a documented immigrant. Speshly south of 22nd… right? So yes, I agree they have bigger issues. But not ones that should prevent them from voting.
I spent 9 years as a police officer. The only people who had no ID were hiding something or lying about there identity.
Your view on society is therefore skewed, understandably, by the type of people you come across: typically dishonest, engaging in suspicious behavior, etc. I.e., very rarely those just walking the street, buying groceries, or at home taking care of children. You did a tough job, and I'm sure we all appreciate your work. Thank you.
Voting like all other rights come with some requirement. In this case it is not unreasonable to require an ID to verify that person is who they say they are.
Agreed, rights come with some requirement. The general requirement to vote is that you register lawfully and show your voter registration document when you go to vote. Imposing an additional burden is unreasonable. It is either making the assumption that everyone who has the right to vote and registers to do so will also have government issued ID; or it is making the assertion that everyone over the age of 18 must carry government issued photo ID. That is where you and I started butting heads on this. (If you want to continue, just rewind, reread.)
Anyway. Time to take back what I said about poll tax and (Boston) Tea Party: I was trolling for a punchline about paying to go to London to be represented, but it seems less funny as time wears on. (Still, what did they expect when they checked out of society?)
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