Symmetry wrote:Phatscotty wrote:Symmetry wrote:Phatscotty wrote:Symmetry wrote:jimboston wrote:I thought we already all agreed that Voter ID was a good idea?
I certainly didn't, and several courts have struck down voter ID laws recently, or postponed their decisions till after the presidential elections. I'm not sure it's as unanimous as you think it is.
Is an interesting read if you're interested in the other side of the debate.
Luckily, Symmetry does not have any skin in this game....IE no reason to have an opinion
I bet all the no votes are 90% foreign
You are incorrect, while this has become a US politics dominated thread, the issues involved have long been at play in the UK. British people rioted during the Thatcher years at such an imposition of an effective poll tax- paying for your right to vote.
On the conservative side, and why I find your faux-libertarianism so at odds with your position in this thread, many conservatives oppose the idea of the government collecting so much data on a free citizen for a national ID card needed to exercise the right to vote.
but how do people tell who is a citizen when rights reserved only for citizens, such as voting, are being exercized?
I would ask a counter question- do you believe that bigger government oversight over citizens is the answer?
Phatscotty believes that Big Government is the answer, as long as it's HIS Big Government.
Phatscotty wrote:government size is not the issue. voting accuracy is.
See what I mean?