Voting rights

Posted Friday, Sep. 06, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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The debate is not about who should vote; the debate is about whether eligible voters should be limited to one vote. (See Aug. 29 letters, “The debate over who should vote”)

The claim that there’s no proof of fraudulent voting when there’s no method to verify the identity of voters doesn’t pass the smell test.

The Democrats are rightly confident in their rhetorical claim so long as no voter identification is required. It’s kind of like the way nobody ran red lights until cameras were installed.

But rights and taxpayer-provided benefits have attendant responsibilities, and providing ID verification is one.

So get that free ID if you don’t renew a driver’s license.

And choose one official, legal name.

What we do know is that we have millions of foreign visitors and thousands of convicted felons in our state.

What could possibly go wrong with an honor system? As Sgt. Schultz of Hogan’s Heroes used to say: “I see noooothing.”

— Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth

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