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Voter Rights Are Not Free

twelfelt Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 6:40 PM
I agree that there is a need for anonymity and being a free country means we are entitled to that freedom, HOWEVER, there are far too many people that would take that anonymity and use it to skew results of local, state, and national elections. There are people who choose to leave their house unlocked when they aren't home and they are free to do so, but the downside is that someone who doesn't care about the law can use that vulnerability to enter your home when you aren't there and take whatever they wish. Locking our doors may be a slight inconvenience , but it protects us from acts of criminals. Besides - if you really want to remain anonymous you could always choose not to go to the voting center.
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Voter Rights Are Not Free

twelfelt Wrote: Jun 12, 2012 6:08 PM
So we should also end the requirement to show ID when we access our bank account because 'no one' would possibly risk federal prison to withdraw money from someone else's bank. Or how about we end the requirement to show ID to purchase a firearm because only 'legitimate' and 'legal' persons would attempt to purchase a firearm anyway - right? I honestly have a VERY hard time understanding the problem here. If you drive, you must carry ID. If you check out a book from the library, you must show ID. Isn't maintaining the integrity of our Democratic process more important than checking out a book from the library? How many people have fought and died to support our Democratic way of life? Is it REALLY that much of a stretch to show ID?
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