ID law doesn't discriminate

10/10/2012 8:34 PM

10/10/2012 8:35 PM

In response to "Civil rights and voting laws" (Sept. 28, Letters): I disagree with the assertion that voting laws take away anyone's civil rights.

Requiring all voters to show governmental issued identification does not discriminate against any voter, except those that do not keep their registration current.

Requiring identification to vote would prove that the voter is a citizen and that they are the person registered and legally allowed to vote.

In comparison:

To exercise my "privilege" to buy a fishing license I must show a valid ID.

To board an airline, I must present a current governmental issued ID for the "privilege" to travel within the U.S.

To exercise my Second Amendment right to purchase a firearm, I must supply two forms of ID, a thumbprint and wait 14 days.

Requiring all voters to have current voter registration and a valid ID will not cause anyone to lose their civil rights. It will protect all of our civil rights while reducing voter fraud. Please exercise your freedom, right and privilege to be registered and vote. Please use logic and vote for Mitt Romney.

BEN KUHN

Ripon

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