Lawbreakers and ID

Posted Monday, Sep. 23, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Bud Kennedy’s Friday column (“DPS says it won’t arrest you for trying to vote”) made me wonder how much was satire or sarcasm. Don’t get me wrong. Bud knows his food. I just wish he’d stick to the subject he knows so well.

You are allowing enforcement of laws on the books to be tossed aside to issue an identification card to people who break the law. There’s no reason a person should be able to walk into a DPS office, knowing they have warrants, unpaid tickets, etc., and stand beside law-abiding citizens and expect the same treatment as a law-abiding citizen.

I guess the people in line to pay fines for speeding or other stuff feel foolish. Why pay when that guy gets every right as me for being a stand-up guy and taking care of my obligation.

Voting is a privilege and a guaranteed right for those who deserve it, not the scofflaws who use the system every day to get by.

— Rick Norman, Arlington

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