Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The Great Liberal Deception

The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy – Zachary Roth – (Crown Books)

Just off the top of my head, I was able to compile the following list of things that in order to do, you would need to present some form of legal, photo identification:

Buy alcohol

Buy cigarettes

Apply for welfare

Apply for food stamps

Cash a check

Purchase a firearm

Open a bank account

Rent an apartment

Be admitted to a hospital

Visit a Physician’s office

Get a marriage license

Get on an airplane

Adopt a pet

Purchase a home

Purchase a car

Obtain a passport

Write a check

Make a credit card purchase…if you don’t sign the back of the card

Purchase insurance for anything

Get a job

Rent a Post Office Box

Pick up a package at the post office

Get a hunting license

Get a fishing license

Get a business license

Rent a hotel room

Rent a car

Rent furniture

Rent tools/equipment

Receive Social Security

Buy a cell phone/service

Buy some over the counter cold/allergy medicines

Go into a casino

Go to college

Get electric service

Get natural gas service

Get cable TV service

Pick up a prescription at a pharmacy

I am certain that I missed many other examples, but it is a pretty complete list. In his book, The Great Suppression: Voting Rights, Corporate Cash, and the Conservative Assault on Democracy, author Zachary Roth would have you believe that mean spirited Conservatives want to prevent poor, disenfranchised groups from voting because they have no legal, photo ID. My response is where is Mr. Roth’s outrage over the fact that these poor, disenfranchised folks are forced to ID up if they want to do any of the things I have listed above?

The answer is quite simple; Roth and all of the other Liberals feigned outrage is utter and complete bullshit! There is NO legitimate reason why anyone who wants to vote cannot present some form of valid, legal, government issued identification.

1 comment:

Jill Stanish said...

Loved your entertaining review!