“No Steenkeen ID!”
An Indian casino bar in San Diego County did not serve a United States Marine officer an alcohol drink because the only ID he had on him was his military ID complete with color photo; I witnessed it myself. An 85-year-old American citizen, a WWII veteran, was turned away at the border with Mexico for reentry because the ID he had was a California Driver’s License, complete with color photo; he didn’t have a U.S. passport.
California law requires that a person prove they are 21 with a photo ID that also includes a data of weight and height (CA driver’s license, for example) to buy alcohol. Federal law requires anyone entering the United States from Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean or Bermuda must have a passport or a miniature border crossing card issued by the U.S. Government, including U.S. citizens (A CA driver’s license is not accepted). Federal aviation rules in the U.S. do not allow the 21-year old to board an airplane without a photo ID (the military ID is fine, as is the CA driver’s license). Private rules require a photo ID (military ID and CA driver’s license are fine) for most people to write checks for goods or services and who use credit cards.
Photo IDs are necessary for traveling, buying things, buying a drink in a bar or entering the USA (passports or Border Crossing Cards). They are not required to vote in all states but seven, eight actually. In contrast, the United States of Mexico requires a photo voter ID with magnetic strip and holograms that must be applied for by January 15 to vote in the July national elections. NO ID, no vote. Voting is the most precious right Americans have; millions have fought for it, and many have died for it. Voting is always under attack by dark forces that steal elections or sign citizen petitions as Bugs Bunny or Mickey Mouse as thousands of phony signers of the Wisconsin gubernatorial potential recall have done. As some states have legislated strict voter identification, the courts have stepped in and arrived at different conclusions on legality of such laws. In 2006, the United States Supreme Court ruled that strict voter identification was constitutional by approving Arizona’s tightened voter ID requirements. Indiana passed the first strict photo ID law and it was upheld as constitutional by the United States Supreme Court in 2007. At the state level, the Missouri state Supreme Court struck down a photo ID law.
However, as noted, the United States Supreme Court has approved photo identification laws by approving Indiana’s law five years ago. Following that decision seven more states have approved similar photo ID laws as Indiana enforces. Seven states require photo IDs but can use other forms of ID proof. 16 states have strict ID voting laws that require some form of identification from an approved list of proofs. 19 states have no voter ID laws (e.g. California).
South Carolina is one of the seven states that approved a strict photo voter law. In recent weeks, President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice (DOJ), in the person of Attorney General Eric Holder has disallowed South Carolina’s photo voter law as discriminatory, designed ONLY to disenfranchise poor and minority – read Black – Obama voters. South Carolina is one of a dozen states (e.g. Arizona and California) that must have DOJ approval of voting law changes. These states are monitored by the1965 Voting Rights Act due to a history of voting suppression/irregularities that were race and ethnicity-based prior to 1965.
South Carolina applied for approval, Holder denied approval. Is Holder’s correct? No. South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson rejects Holder’s assertion about ethnic/racial vote suppression caused by requiring a government-issued photo ID to vote. Specifically, Holder claims that “poor” and Black people cannot afford photo identification cards (if a fee is charged), or cannot travel to an agency that issues them.
Question: How do they get to a polling place to vote? Photo ID, by the way, is not required for absentee balloting (which accounts for much voting). Proof: the South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles audited a state Election Commission report that discovered 239,333 people were registered to vote but had no photo ID. The DMV found that 37,000 were DECEASED, more than 90,000 HAD MOVED to other states, and others had names NOT MATCHED to IDs. That left only 27,000 people registered without a photo ID but who could vote by signing an affidavit as to their identity, or they could vote absentee. Holder is wrong!
The evidence is conclusive that Holder is using a POLITICAL RACE CARD to arouse passion among the Black community which voted 95% for Obama in 2008. A Presidential campaign of race-baiting; thanks President Obama. Contreras has twelve (12) books he has authored available at amazon.com including his latest – IN THE CROSSHAIRS: THE ILLEGAL ALIEN, MEXICANS & COMPREHENSIVE IMMIGRATION REFORM