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Voting law objections don’t hold water

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Last week I wrote a letter to the editor “Purging infrequent voters, requiring ID isn’t suppression.” The letter drew a number of comments on The Wilson Times website. I guess they did not want the world to know that they are liberals.

Do you know the definition of a liberal? “The liberal believes in a very large authoritarian government that manages society through a cradle-to-grave agenda of redistributive caretaking.” In a liberal’s mind, government is the mother of all providers.

Many comments were about suppression due to transportation to the voting polls, reducing the early voting by one day and voter ID.

Let’s be clear people don’t vote because they don’t have transportation, it is because they are too lazy to vote. Transportation is provided by the NAACP, both political parties, the OIC and most candidates running for office. Don’t forget we also have absentee balloting.

One person said shortening the number of days for early voting would be a hardship for the working poor who can only vote on Saturday. Come on, give me a break. Sixteen voting days including two weekends provides ample time for any person to vote. Not much of an argument.

One misguided person wrote that the foundation of our freedom was to vote or not to vote.

The basic foundation of freedom is voting; not voting is the quicksand under the foundation.

He wanted to know if I believe it’s OK to drop people from the rolls if they do not vote. Answer: Absolutely.

If people are too lazy to vote for two election cycles, why keep them on the rolls?

One reader took exception to my grandfather’s quote: “We are born stupid, but it is our choice to remain that way.”

He wrote that a baby can learn a foreign language at a very early age, and can be taught to see through attempts to reform our voting system. Wow! This guy has some smart kids.

Will the next liberal push be that every doctor and nurse in the delivery room be bilingual, and reduce the voting age to 1?

In closing, some 25 states have some form of voter ID — which, to my knowledge, hasn’t suppressed voter turnout.

I guess this proves one thing: Common sense is not so common.

William E. Biddle

Wilson

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