Remember four years ago we were told about the young people in this country and we were told that they were so fired up and so enthusiastic and so energized? We were told they were led to believe in a way that they’d never been led to believe before. Now four short years later we’re told that those same motivated go-getters who were ready to take over the world can’t be bothered with getting an ID.
Remember when we were told four years ago about the seniors who were in their eighties who never missed an election and who were so motivated to get involved in politics right now in this season? Now we’re told that those same people who were so fired up and ready to go and so motivated and cared so much about their country, now we’re told that they’re so fragile and so weak and so marginalized and so isolated that they don’t have an ID and couldn’t be bothered to get one.
You take my point.
Reasonable people can differ about almost everything in American life today including this issue, but reasonable people shouldn’t disagree on one thing.
We have had our share of suppression, particularly in the American South. There’s no question about that. But this is not suppression.
This is a simple little device that you use all the time. When I leave here I have to hightail it to the airport because I’ve got to speak in Salt Lake City tomorrow. I won’t get on the plane if I happen to leave this here.
Most buildings in Washington, D.C., including the Department of Justice that is filing lawsuits trying to stop these states from implementing voter ID laws, if I were to decide that I wanted to go by the Department of Justice to try to get a meeting with anybody there I couldn’t get in without this.
And finally, we have our friends in the news media, and I love the definition of objectivity with journalists. Objectivity to a journalist means I think the opposite of whoever I’m interviewing.
"How can it be a burden to ask people to do something they do all the time?"