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Letter: Don’t trust the masses? Me either

The problem (recent letter writer on requiring an ID to vote) is you don’t trust people to do the right thing. It’s not like a 19- or 20-year-old has ever tried to buy alcohol with a fake ID. Cigarettes? The under-aged have no reason to try to buy cigarettes. That’s what they have friends of age for. And have you ever heard of people going to the emergency room with no or other person’s ID, trying to get insurance coverage under another’s person’s name to get out of paying for the hospital costs? You want people to take time out of their day to get an ID. They may have to gather two of the following: their birth certificate, Social Security card, passport, a utility bill, or something else. All that just to prove you’re eligible to make the most important decision an American makes for their country for the rest of your life? It is an invasion of privacy. That information could be used to make continuous phone calls to sell us car warranties.

Your problem is you don’t trust the masses to do the right thing. Me either.

Frank Tierney

Woodstock

Source: The Daily Chronicle

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