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Section A: General News


Letter: Texas DPS issues photo ID cards




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March 28, 2012 | 1,450 views | 10 comments

Editor:

To rebuke U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s hollow argument that poor Texans do not have photo ID driver licenses, and thus cannot vote in Texas, I learned that the Texas Department of Public Safety does issue photo ID cards at a cost of $16, $6 to persons over age 65.

This seems to be a very low cost considering how helpful a photo ID can be in many circumstances other than voting. I can understand why some persons would be very reluctant to be photographed for a variety of reasons, e.g. criminal justice issues, and undocumented alien status.

The Democrat Party (not the Democratic Party) has a vested interest in opposing photo ID as a requirement for voting. Undocumented, unregistered voters are an important Democrat constituency in some areas, hence the official Democrat opposition to photo ID.

Perhaps the federal government should issue free photo ID cards to everyone, or at least to the poor. The Obama administration is already issuing free cell phones and free monthly cell phone service to the poor.

Although the U.S. Constitution never mentioned cell phones, the Obama administration thinks this was an unfortunate oversight on the part of Thomas Jefferson, et al.

EMMETT J. STORK

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PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 28, 2012 6:11pm
 
Muse....yeah you better have it.....I voted once in Marcelina as I lived close.....take care....

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 28, 2012 5:36pm
 
Ahha, you have hit the head on the nail. And how do you tell who the real voters are? Cause they say so? See if you were in the military and you left camp, when you returned the sentry would shout "Who goes there?". ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 28, 2012 4:59pm
 
Muse.....I popped a couple of vitamins and gained enough strength to read the document those old patriots devised and I cannot not find any paragraph that gives the government the right to infringe on voter's rights. Remember...life ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 28, 2012 3:46pm
 
Well see, maybe that's why the government is so intrusive. I mean all those unqualified voters votin' away and all. I guess that if those old guys who were not too tired to fight the English and who risked everything to build ... More ›

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 28, 2012 3:07pm
 
Muse.....Now I can't vote if I am lazy....as the years pass, I am getting less energetic so the elites are deciding that I should not vote. I have been voting for almost sixty years without showing a photo ID and now some ... More ›

 
The Marcelina Muse  
Dry Tank, TX  
March 28, 2012 2:31pm
 
Wah, wah! Oh my God. It's just too hard! If you're too damn lazy to get a photo ID you don't need to vote, period. If you are a criminal or an illegal you should not be voting anyway. That's the point of this whole exercise ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 28, 2012 2:07pm
 
Of course. And your point is????

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 28, 2012 2:05pm
 
Senior Citizen.....No problem.....some campaign worker from the Democrat or Republican party will be glad to drive them.....but it might be a bit more difficult if it's not near the election cycle. I assume you do know that ... More ›

 
Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 28, 2012 1:35pm
 
Grouch, How will these same poor people get to the polls in order to vote? Sounds nearly impossible to me ...

 
PRAIRIE GROUCH  
GRAND PRAIRIE TX  
March 28, 2012 1:12pm
 
Sounds a lot like a poll tax...there are a number of Texas counties that do not have DPS offices....No problem.....Just let them drive 100 miles....By the way, the new voter law requires DPS to issue Election Certificates ... More ›

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