“Spectacular. According to Texas’s new Voter ID laws, a veteran’s ID or student ID will NOT be acceptable as identification, even with photos on them. A concealed handgun license IS acceptable. Can we just let them secede NOW? (Janice Hough)”
This is one of the most concise proofs I have seen of the fact that liberals just absolutely have no grasp of so-called “voting rights”.
First of all, voting was NEVER a right. From day one, the US has always restricted voting in one way or another. Initially, only white males who owned land could vote, anywhere in the colonies. Nobody who was denied voting then is allowed to vote now, unless there has been specific legislation or court actions passed into law granting them that privilege. As an example, I don’t know of any state that allows incarcerated felons to vote.
Secondly, they fail to grasp that the US Constitution puts the responsibility for controlling voting access ON THE STATE, not the federal government. Therefore, it is possible to have a federally-issued ID (like a veteran’s ID, or a military ID) and not be legally eligible to vote IN THAT STATE. When I was in the military, my Geneva Convention Card didn’t even list my home state or address. Likewise, a student ID card is issued by the school, not the state, and still does not prove that you have a legal right to vote IN THAT STATE, because the school can issue a valid school ID to any registered student – from anywhere in the world. Our local university has full-time students from the Philippine Islands, India, China, Japan, and Russia. None of them can legally vote.
However, a Concealed Handgun permit that was issued by the state you are attempting to vote in IS a state-issued ID, and if the state accepts that it DOES meet the test of proving you are legally allowed to vote within that state, there is no reason it can’t be used. Any questions?