ID is required to exercise many rights
To the Editor:
Current law requires a person legally purchasing a firearm to show photo ID. Courts have held this does not interfere with the person's Second Amendment rights to keep and bear arms. So how does requiring a photo ID to cast a vote interfere with a person's right to vote? Of course, there are many similar examples where ID is required to exercise a right, but chances are you already know that. Only disillusioned, Democratic operatives seem to conveniently forget those simple facts.
The 15th Amendment states, "The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of race, color, or previous condition of servitude." I find it to be illogical and extremely racist, for someone to suggest that people of color or other minorities are somehow less capable of obtaining identification than white people. And as I am sure Mr. Lurey is aware, the State of Georgia-issued identification is made available for FREE to anyone that wants or needs one.
Showing identification is a simple requirement that is needed to perform numerous basic functions (cashing a check, checking out a library book, entering government buildings, and on and on). Democrats should be ashamed of themselves for not requiring the same minimum standard to vote. But of course, in order to promote their socialist agenda, they would be willing to allow every illegal immigrant in the country the opportunity to vote.
Printed in the July 19, 2012