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NAACP Requires Photo I.D. to See Holder Speak in State Being Sued Over Voter ID

SandMan16 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 6:22 AM
If requiring someone to produce photo ID before they could vote is a violation of their civil rights, then every other business and institution requiring it as a condition of transaction is guilty of it as well. A restaurant who refuses to serve Black people would be shut down for it. Why are car rental companies, banks and airlines not being shut down for refusing to serve the photo ID-less?
ebartee Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:51 AM
Because those are not specifically protected by the constitution?
bclw Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 7:59 AM
Its not only every other business that requires ID, its every business. Every legal business requires 2 forms of ID. They require 1 from column A and 1 from column B prior to any potential employment.

That said, If they can force you to provide 2 IDs in order to exercise your right to earn a living, they can require one to exercise your right to cast a vote!
bclw Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 8:10 AM
If anything the DOJ should be sued for violating the 14th amendments equal protection clause for treating blacks differently then everyone one else!

Because we all know thats exactly what Sharpton, Jackson and the ACLU would do if John Ashcroft had required ID from people of color and nothing from white people. They would sue, sue, sue, appeal, file for a delay in implementation, and then sue!

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws. From the press release:

All media must present government-issued photo I.D. (such as a driver’s license) as well as valid media credentials. Members of the media must RSVP to receive press...

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