As a "populist conservative" according to a political quiz, I'm leery of even the semblance of denying people their voting rights.
I want every American, from patriot to traitor to have full and unrestricted ballot access! In this way our system triumphs as free people with wildly divergent views exercise equal access to the same franchise.
I want those who believe in America to have their heartfelt belief validated. I also want America doubters and haters shamed by an admittedly imperfect system that nonetheless negates the need for coups and revolts they fervently fantasize about.
That said, I've watched the gory Voter ID debate from the sidelines- albeit leaning to the right in its rhetorical gusts. My mother lived through literacy tests which she aced so thoroughly even Jim Crow officials ( Democrats by the way ) waved her through.
My grand parents grew up not being able to vote ( in the Democratic Jim Crow South ) until later in life.
While I'm not entombed in the past it helps inform current and future trends Practices not unlike those of certain infamous regimes were once common place on our shores.
America, my beloved, precious America was once a place where showing ID all the time was unheard of. Historically liberty lovers fought photo identification as a totalitarian measure.
Even mention of national ID cards reboots this software in the national consciousness.
Americans, unless you were Black; some other minority or a poor White, rarely had to prove who they were to authorities.
"Show me your papers" was what fictional Gestapo or KGB officers said on TV and in the movies. Americans would laugh or, more seriously, thank God they lived someplace where such intrusion wasn't the norm.
But my beloved, precious America isn't so innocent anymore. Infiltration from without and cultural rot from within have produced endless series of photo ID justifications.
If you ask me if I agree with this new reality I'd have to say, " No. "
If you ask me again as a patriot will I comply with today's identification mania to preserve the integrity of the ballot; public safety and homeland security my answer becomes " Yes " faster than questioners can ask!
As an adult who was born free, unlike immediate family, my duty is to assist my Republic as a citizen of the present, doing my part to master today's challenges.
Today's challenges include confirming identity for a host of reasons. Where racism or narrow partisanship can be proven in state policy, it must be exposed and punished.
In the absence of either, my duty to my beloved, precious America is to support whatever will keep her ballot valid; her streets safe and her commonwealth unharmed by foreign aggression.
"ID me baby!"
I, like every other good American, have nothing to hide.
But I dearly miss the freedom of unencumbered mobility we once enjoyed.
CAP BLACK, THE HOOD CONSERVATIVE
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