One poster says to me: "Voter ID laws are not intended to disenfranchise anyone, stupid."
The voting ID laws were designed to disenfranchise minorities, old people, and poor people who tend to vote Democratic. The argument of In-Person Voter Fraud was a pretext for that underlying design.
A similar thing occurred in the Jim Crow era. Measures were enacted that established literacy levels or property requirements to vote. Nobody said, "We are enacting this law to stop the blacks from voting." Instead, they said things like "We just want a smart electorate to decide who should be the leaders of our state/city/etc" or "Property gives people a stake in the community. Propertyless people don't have a stake, so they don't care to make a good decision." These concerns were pretexts for the underlying design to stop black people from having a say in elections.
You people are aware of this history, correct? This was taught in your school, right? You've read some books about American political history and pretextual measures, right?
Last edited by La literatura; 10-11-2012 at 01:00 PM..