[FoRK] Newsroom score: American Taliban
marty at halvorson.us
Thu Aug 30 22:30:44 PDT 2012
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 3:56 PM, Marty Halvorson <marty at halvorson.us>
> If a voter ID is required those who want to cast a
> reasoned vote will get an ID. Those who don't, won't.
Damien Morton wrote:
"Nice undercurrent of elitism there. Anyone unable to get a Voter ID is
too dumb to vote anyway."
Sorry, you didn't read what I wrote. To paraphrase myself so perhaps you'll understand: People that don't care about who they vote for, and perhaps don't even vote, won't bother to get a Voter ID, and won't take the time to get informed about the various candidates. I'll give you an actual example: My daughter is smart, attractive, has a college degree, married to a member of the United States Army, and doesn't care who wins any election. She very likely wouldn't get a voter ID if one were required. Yes, I'm proud of her.
BTW, the above example is as valid as Lucas' example of his mom. And I applaud his ability and desire to help his mom!
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