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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

VOTER CORRUPTION LOBBY AT WORK: Is it a gross imposition to ask citizens to prove who they are when they show up at polls to vote? Yes, according to a federal judge who blocked Georgia from enforcing a new state law requiring voters to show photo identification at the polls. The judge bought into the claims of so-called civil rights leaders that the $20 cost of a valid photo I.D. presents a financial hardship to the poorest citizens, most of whom are black. They say cost represents a new "poll tax," something the civil rights movement fought against decades ago, and rightly so. If memory serves, the civil rights movement emphasized the importance of citizenship rights for all qualified Americans. With the passage of laws guaranteeing those rights, you might have thought the civil rights establishment would have advocated training programs aimed at instilling the habits of heart and mind that citizenship require, including self-reliance and enthusiasm for civic life. But wait — people who learn such skills no longer need civil rights leaders. And the civil rights leaders, no longer able to sell dependency as a virtue, would be out of a job. So the civil rights movement has to stoop to the claim that a $20 photo I.D. represents oppression. The Democratic voter corruption lobby never misses an opportunity to cry "discrimination" because theirs is increasingly a party of self-identified alienated minorities. Enough of them, elections can be won. Please. Who is taking this stuff seriously? Federal judges, that's who. That's why the stakes are so great in confirming common-sense, constitutionally-minded judges. (It goes without saying that the State of Georgia should amend its law to cover the costs of photo identification for the very poor.)