Neal Barton's POV

ID is okay with me


POSTED: Friday, August 31, 2012 - 3:38pm

UPDATED: Thursday, September 20, 2012 - 7:13pm

The federal judges have been busy this week.

First, shooting down the Texas voting map. Now, that is heading to the highest court in the land.

And today this -- Texas Voter ID Law Sets 'Strict Burdens,' -- the Court Says.

Reports say, a federal court has ruled against a Texas law that would require voters to present photo IDs to election officials before being allowed to cast ballots in November.

A three-judge panel in Washington ruled Thursday that the law imposes "strict, unforgiving burdens on the poor" and noted that racial minorities in Texas are more likely to live in poverty.

The ruling comes in the same week that South Carolina's strict photo ID law is on trial in front of another three-judge panel in the same federal courthouse. A court ruling in the South Carolina case is expected in time for the November election.

It's so strange that I have to show and ID to -- here we go --

Buy alcohol
Buy cigarettes,
Apply for welfare,
Apply for food stamps,
Cash a check,
Purchase a firearm ,
Make any large credit card purchase,
Open a bank account ,
Rent an apartment ,
Be admitted to a hospital ,
Get a marriage license.

But, to vote...naw......

That's my point of view, what's yours?

You can email me at or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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"Since 2000, only 10 cases of in-person voter fraud have been proven nationally."
We rate the claim Mostly True.

It's just too complex to get any kind of I.D., it's too hard (for illegals).

Do you work for a living if so protect your workers rights? Does your employer treat you and other employees like crap and try to cut y'alls wages and benefits every chance they get? Vote against the Republicans who give your Bosses that power.

VOTE OBAMA BIDEN 2012 and for the Democrat Congressman / Senator candidate in your local election.

Are you an employer who treats your employees like crap and tries to cut their wages and benefits every chance you get?


wrong woosterbullet, if people do not want to belong to a union that would be fine with me just as long as they do not expect to receive the same wages and benefits the union workers negotiate for with their dues. You do not want to help pay for the negotiation of a better work place then do not expect to receive the benefits and do not cry when you don't. That would put you in the same class as those you bad mouth on welfare receiving someting for nothing.

You Doufuss , When you pay your dues and allow someone else to make decisions
that are detromental to your family by having to pay more for a product how do think
that you are making more than anyone else because you are a Union pawn .

I see you do not know anything about unions or economics Rangecube

donald duck the union steward.....paid your dues!!!!

unions will be OUTLAWED.


Courts side with Chicago Teachers unions and also against Scott Walker

Do you work for a living if so protect your workers rights.


Are you an employer who treats your employees like crap and tries to cut their wages and benefits every chance you get


Woosterbullet want to outlaw the U. S. Constitution because he is against the union as stated in the Constitution.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity
This is exactly why Labor unions and their members have fought and died so ALL can thrive not just those who are privileged.

Providing every single qualified person of voting age a gov't.-issued ID is fair and impartial...but cooking up lies about voting fraud to disenfranchise Americans of their right to vote is deny anyone this fundamental right to have one's voice heard is un-American and disgusting... take away this fundamental right from Americans for political reasons and watch other legitimate exercises of freedom fall like dominoes.

Like what? What freedoms will fall? I would like to know how preventing illegal aliens and the deceased will cause me to lose freedoms!
The federal judges need to be taught a lesson like their jobs... Not politics. The federal judges are useless in up holding the constitution.
I guess college students that choose an out of state college that they do not have to pay out of state tuition because they ID? What is good for the goose is good for the gander!

I admire Don. He makes you think and makes one find solid ground to make ones point. And sometimes he's right. But then he says something dumb like his list of "not protected rights". His list are ALL protected rights. Either under the commerce clause, equal protection. 2nd Amendment, and especially the 9th Amendment.
I'm beginning to think this is not about extending voting rights to non-citizens or protecting minority voting rights, but minimizing the voting rights of all Americans.

You are wrong jp if you were correct there would have never been a prohibition period in the 20's

I probably am wrong tha the intent is to minimize voting rights, maybe not. Did you for get, prohibition was estabished by the 18th Amendment and repealed by the 21st? So even our right to buy alcohol is protected by the Constitution.

that is not the commerce clause

Read your own post Jp

I didn't say it was. The commerce clause gives us the right to buy Florida oranges and Washington apples in Texas, and NY, and Califonia. It gives us the right to buy Detroit made cars in Utah and Nevada.

It's common policy to show ID's in the real world. What happens if an officer stops you for a traffic violation? What are you going to tell them? That you are in a poor minority group and that is why you don't have an ID. If you don't have anything to hide or are not doing anything ILLEGAL then what is the problem? If you drive to voting polls you need a driver's license? Right! Otherwise it is ILLEGAL!! Issue-- Congress wants to control our destiny! Passport ID-$9-11. Duh. Lame Excuses!

you do not have a clue what your rights as a citizen are ..... do just a little research and learn what your rights are. read the US Constitution, Texas Constitution, Tx Penal Code.

There is no law, state or Federal that requires any natural born citizen to have an ID to be a citizen. As for your traffic violation the person would be in violation of the law for driving if they do not have a DL but if you are the passenger you do not have to produce any type of ID to any law enforcement for any reason, just give a name and DOB is all. No you do not have to drive to go vote either.

But if you have your way Donald Duck everybody would have to show their union card to have a job! Outlaw unions and SAVE America.

Did you bother to look at the reasoning behind the judges decisions, Neal? The circumstances in Texas are different than those in some of the other states. Some of those issues were brought up in the last legislative session but the republicans chose to ignore them and proceed with their flawed bill. Well, this is what happens when you don't think things through. Or, maybe Abbott didn't do his job. Where are the calls for his resignation for 2 failed lawsuits?

good morning

We all know exactly why they voted this down. Millions of illegal immigrants have come into this country and the democrats want that voting block. They certainly cannot win with being honest.


The following things that you have to show an ID for are not protected rights under the U S Constitution either neal. Buy alcohol
Buy cigarettes,
Apply for welfare,
Apply for food stamps,
Cash a check,
Purchase a firearm ,
Make any large credit card purchase,
Open a bank account ,
Rent an apartment ,
Be admitted to a hospital ,
Get a marriage license.

Voter ID is but a diversion of thought, the psychology used to have the voters forget that the real vote fixing comes from the electronic voting machines where outcomes are pre-determined by programing. Remember in Iraq how we used the inked thumb to ensure one vote per person - when all in the while we already had our guy programmed to win. You've heard the governments media, you've been there to see votes get counted in secret or not counted at all, think you really have a say in the outcome?

We the people need voter ID to keep unions from voter fraud like SEIU and ACORN. Voter ID would STOP unions this is why they are so adamant about voter ID because it would render them useless. OUTLAW unions SAVE America

Folks, look in a medical dictionary under "paranoia" you will find Charles' name in the is out to get you, get yours, take over, dupe you, steal your identity, your lawnmower, your gold fillings? What a bus-load of bilge water you're unloading...for a diversion, please watch the Democratic convention, start to finish, and listent to the truth for a change! Don't bother're boring!

Demorats are a failed party with a failed platform their Communist actions have exposed their Anti-American policies which has lead them to complete failure. The demorat party is over and done with. Thank God, President Romney with sound business experience will lead the USA back to prosperity.
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