In our country, everyone is innocent until proven guilty; voter ID requirements say everyone is guilty until they can prove themselves innocent. According to our Declaration of Independence, legitimate governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed. That consent is gained through the process of voting.
The act of voting is a sacred American rite. Voting says that the government is accountable to the people; Voter ID says the people are accountable to the government. Voter ID turns American democracy upside down.
Voter ID says voters must have the consent of government to participate in our greatest ritual. The irony is that the political party that screams so loudly against “government interference” is the same party that seeks to enact the greatest governmental interference of all time, by changing the very nature of the American compact and putting government in charge of voters.
The United States of American has survived more than 200 years without a need for ID at our polling places. Voter ID diminishes our sacred pact. Voter ID diminishes our democracy. Voter ID is wrong.
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