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Photo IDs Aren’t Just for Voter ID

September 10th, 2012

People who are against voter ID laws say that they’re discriminatory against minorities because minorities have a hard time getting ahold of a photo ID.

But their argument doesn’t make any sense if you consider that you need a photo ID if you want to:

  1.  Drive a car
  2. Board an airplane
  3. Board a train
  4. Board a cruise ship
  5. Go to a doctor’s appointment
  6. Go to the emergency room
  7. Get admitted to the hospital
  8. Get a blood test
  9. Get copies of your medical records
  10. Buy nasal decongestant that has pseudoephedrine in it
  11. Open a bank account
  12. Rent an apartment
  13. Apply for a mortgage
  14. Apply for a job
  15. Open a utility account (like for your electricity or water)
  16. Write a check
  17. Buy a firearm
  18. Buy alcohol
  19. Buy cigarettes
  20. Buy a lotto ticket
  21. Collect the winnings from your lotto ticket
  22. Buy a ticket to an R-rated movie
  23. Pick up concert/sporting tickets at Will Call
  24. Register your car for the first time
  25. Get car insurance
  26. Rent a car
  27. Serve jury duty
  28. Apply for a building permit
  29. Apply for a permit to hold a rally or protest
  30. Go to one of Michelle Obama’s book signings
  31. Apply for a fishing license
  32. Apply for a hunting license
  33. Apply for a marriage license
  34. Receive food stamps
  35. Get a P.O. box
  36. Register for the military
  37. Register for college
  38. Get copies of your academic transcripts
  39. Take the SAT or the ACT
  40. Get a library card

Some of these things — like getting a permit for your protest and buying a firearm — go hand-in-hand with freedoms listed in the Bill of Rights.  However, you don’t hear anyone crying foul over them.


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