If you’ve ever tried to board a plane, cash a check or rent a car, you’ve almost surely had to show some form of identification with your picture on it. For most people, that takes the form of a driver’s license, but there are other forms of photo ID. Millions of Americans produce them every day to do dozens of everyday tasks and think nothing of it.
Why should it be any different when we vote?
The above is from a piece written over at Doug Ross' site by Ed Feulner.
Whatever your position on voting, here is the problem with Mr. Feulner's argument - the premise is flawed.
Look at his very first sentence. Does anyone reading this blog believe the State has the authority to determine whether or not you may board a plane, cash a check or rent a car without ID? Just because "...millions of Americans produce [ID] every day to do dozens of everyday tasks..." doesn't mean it is proper or just. It simply means millions of Americans are willing to permit the State to meddle in nearly every aspect of their lives.
Read the post below this one - Rightful Liberty: Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock. It ties directly into this line of thought.
When I first began writing online I challenged every reader to do a simple thing: Examine the premise. On everything. Take a cold, hard look at everything you do, and explore why you do it, through the lens of Rightful Liberty, and see if you are following a flawed premise.
Either you own you - or you permit others to own you. Your choice.