LETTER: Voter ID: We should give thanksProblems with the voter identification requirement in Wisconsin exist only in the imagination of some Democrats.
By: Tom Wulf of New Richmond, River Falls Journal
Problems with the voter identification requirement in Wisconsin exist only in the imagination of some Democrats.
Their claim is that voter ID discriminates against the poor and minority people. Voter ID in our state was initiated after some on the left, including A.C.O.R.N., attempted to taint the 2008 elections by fraudulent means.
On one hand they complain how we will lose legitimate voters while on the other they have no problem with receiving fraudulent votes from ineligible people. You can see what their priorities are.
There are many instances in which we are required to provide identification almost daily.
You may have to show ID to buy a pack of cigarettes, to buy alcohol or to even walk into a bar. You have to show ID to get a driver's license or to get a Social Security number.
You may need an ID to get into a movie or even to get a library card in some places. You may need ID to buy a car, to open a checking account or to cash a check.
You will need ID to purchase a firearm or ammunition. You will need ID to get a hunting license or a fishing license. The list goes on...
On a trip to Washington D.C. last fall, I was required to show identification at least 10 times in nine days. It's the price we pay when we live in a society where integrity means nothing to some people.
We should not blame Gov. Walker for the voter ID requirement in Wisconsin. We should instead thank him for it.
We all know where it started!