Thursday, May 9, 2013

What are you afraid of, Mr. Vice President?

Tuesday night, Vice President Joe Biden speaking at a dinner for the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies, took to bashing Voter ID laws for the second time in two weeks. He called them “immoral and callous” and warned of political consequences for those who try to impose barriers to casting a ballot.  Obviously, the Vice President may want to freshen up on his dictionary skills. 

One common definition of immoral  is violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of conduct  usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics.
The Vice President must be mistaken that is it immoral to ask for an ID considering it is widely accepted and established behavior in today’s society to use an ID for everything from cashing a check to buying medication.  A correct ID is needed to make sure the right person is voting and cheating is not happening as elections are one of the most important processes this country was founded on.  However, for opponents “a Best Buy rewards card would be adequate proof of identity.”

Biden went on to discuss his beloved granddaughter who asked him recently “what are they afraid of?” in regards to voter ID laws.  Biden replied “They’re afraid of ‘how,’ quote, these folks will vote,” Biden said. “That’s what they’re afraid of.”  

It’s not proponents of voter ID who are afraid, Mr. President. Proponents of Voter ID laws are making laws to give the poor and minorities without an ID a free one. Simply stated, Voter ID makes it harder to cheat and would benefit everyone.  It seems that it's actually you and other Democrats who are the ones running scared.  

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