Put a stop to voter free-for-all
By Rey Flores August 22, 2012 5:50PM
Updated: September 24, 2012 6:37AM
Why is it that the supposed advocates of the so-called disenfranchised demand that people be allowed to vote without requiring a government-issued state drivers license or identification card?
Terrorist groups like the New Black Panthers or corrupt unions like the SEIU like to be able to manipulate the vote count in favor of their chosen candidates. They bully and intimidate and; why not? The way it stands now, it is very easy to walk into just about any given polling place, tell them a name, scribble a signature and get your vote on. Several times, I might add.
When we travel on an airplane, train or a Greyhound bus, we are required to show a government-issued picture ID, basically to protect us from any potential acts of terrorism. When people buy cigarettes or alcohol — or even when use a credit card — we are also required to show a form of identification. These laws are in place to prevent fraudulent activity.
When it comes to voting, you won’t be inconvenienced with having to show any identification. Just waltz on in to your polling place with a great big sign hanging on you that says, “I am here to vote and I don’t need an ID,” and you will be allowed to vote.
It is high time that we are all required to prove who we are when it comes to voting. Any person who doesn’t have enough common sense or responsibility to carry at least a state ID doesn’t deserve to vote. If these so-called disenfranchised people don’t care enough to carry identification, I don’t care enough for them to vote either.
It’s bad enough that we have a president that can’t even prove that he’s actually a citizen, but election cycle after election cycle, it’s a voter free-for-all.
When I vote, I make sure that I carry not just my driver’s license, but my voter registration card and a piece of official mail as proof of my address. One time, a polling place worker got so upset with me because of this, she ordered me to put my ID away or I wouldn’t be allowed to vote.
Could you believe this can happen in America? Yet, God only knows how many votes have come from dead people, ex-felons and illegal immigrants; or even made-up names like the notorious ACORN did when they registered fictional people named Jimmy Johns and Mickey Mouse.
Joliet’s Rey Flores encourages everyone to show their ID
and voter registration card when you vote this fall. Email him at