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  1. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    Dr King would say “No problem, here you go” because he was a respectable and responsible adult.
    People that haven’t figured out how to get an ID by now, really shouldn’t be deciding who leads this country.
    Either that or they want to commit fraud and should be stopped.

  2. Gary McSpook

    Gary McSpook said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    Again with the “armed black panther guys.”
    Those two guys must be laughing at how much on an impact they made on you nervous conservatives; so much so that you talk about them like they were Hannibal’s Army coming over the Alps.
    And voting rights only for “The Landed Gentry.” Sorry the 15th, 19th and 26th Amendments (which DO guarantee the right to vote in federal elections) messed up your dreams of a “rich white guy republic.”
    And do your comments upset us those of us in the “loony left?” Of course they do; that anyone should spout such ignorant garbage in this day and age is pathetic and repugnant.
    Which describes the right wing quite well.

  3. Harolynne

    Harolynne GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Today it is “Voter ID;” in Dr King’s day it was literacy tests and other barriers. There is no difference in the intent especially since there is no voter fraud.

    As to the 2 Black Panther wannabes, they learned from former Justices Sandra Day O’Connor and William Reinquist who pulled the same stunt at minority voting places in Arizona.

  4. Kit Walker

    Kit Walker GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    You’re wrong. From SLATE: “The Panthers deployed to the same site they hit in 2008: The 4th district of Philadelphia’s 14th ward. Very few of the people who hyperventilate about this story have been to the polling place and checked out its vote. I have. The precinct, located in a retirement home, gave 596 votes to Barack Obama in 2008. It gave 13 votes to John McCain. Four years earlier, it had given 24 votes to George W. Bush. It’s a heavily black, Democratic area, which is why — four years after the first Fox freakout — no one has ever emerged to say he or she wanted to vote but was suppressed by the Panthers.”
    http://www.slate.com/blogs/weigel/2012/11/06/the_black_panther_panic_returns.html

  5. AshburnStadium

    AshburnStadium said, over 1 year ago

    I work in one of Pennsylvania’s state-owned/operated liquor stores. I’m not required to card every customer.

  6. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Dr King would say “No problem, here you go” because he was a respectable and responsible adult.”

    And before that, he would have made a concerted, public effort to ensure as many blacks as possible obtained the proper voter ID to ensure as few as possible were disenfranchised.

    This is what voting rights groups need to do in states with voter ID laws: Get the word out to the public to get those IDs NOW, as well as an organized effort to assist those who find it difficult to obtain the proper documentation.

  7. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    1) That’s not an example of voter fraud, it’s at most an example of loitering.

    2)Anyone can just walk past the “big, scary black men” to enter the poling place and vote.

    3)If they tried to physically stop anyone, they would have been eligible for arrest for interfering with an election.

  8. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @AshburnStadium

    Yes, BUT, if the person trying to buy the restricted product is born after a certain date, there is the possibility that they may be required to produce ID. (look at your workplace rules. See the little sign posted saying "if your are born after “this date” be prepared to be asked for ID"???)

    That means YOU – as the state employee – have been given the guidelines and the job to “profile” your customer as to their age by assessing what the “look” like. IF – in your state valued opinion – the customer “looks” to young, THEN you may request they give proof of their qualification to purchase the restricted product.

    The right to vote is predicated on the voter being a citizen. (read the link)

    http://www.ask.com/question/what-states-do-not-require-proof-of-citizenship-to-obtain-a-driver-s-license

    rather than require the poll worker to profile a voter and only ask those that – in their opinion are potentially NOT citizens, an ID requirement places the burden on the voter and relieves the poll worker from the onerous duty of “profiling”.

    Care to rebut?

  9. Bruce4671

    Bruce4671 said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    Well, finally, an intelligent response to the problem.
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    Thanks Jase. I would only change one thing. I firmly “believe” (which makes it just my opinion) the Dr, King would help anyone – regardless of race – to obtain and maintain the proper documents.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Dr. King would give it without a second thought.

  11. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, over 1 year ago

    @Jase99

    I have no problem with you helping people get an ID.

  12. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    @Harleyquinn

    it is not if you can vote it is how many times you vote that is the problem

  13. ronald rini

    ronald rini said, over 1 year ago

    would not be surprised if he did vote in the last election and a bunch of other dead people. Do not care how many people vote it is how many times they vote.

  14. swilkins

    swilkins GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Maybe we could get the TSA to handle voter security.

  15. Fuzzy Thinker (I)

    Fuzzy Thinker (I) GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    Just because you are standing on American soil does not indicate you are a citizen. There are over 1,000 Florida residents that have foreign citizenship and are on the voting rolls. That is being straightened out (against the efforts of Holder). Proof of US Citizenship is a reasonable requirement to vote.

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