For John, BLUF: Voting is important. A little active protection is in order. Nothing to see here; just move along.
At Pajamas Media Mark Obenshain considers the number of "Pinochios" The Washington Post deserves for its headline about 450,000 Virginia Voters without a qualifying identification. Four.
Here is something to consider. If you are blind here in Massachusetts and you have a Service Dog, the Service Dog has a photo ID. While I am dead set against a national ID program, I do not see what the problem is with citizens getting a photo ID from their local State Government. What do you do when you are buying booze? If they ask for a photo ID do you whine and stomp your foot and make a scene rather than have a proper ID? When you go for medical care do you get an exemption to the rule I have to follow regarding showing an ID?
Sure, walking down the street you shouldn't have to have an ID. But we are talking about taking part in Government, actively. I think flashing an ID is OK. In fact, it might be therapeutic, a step along the path to becoming a full, participating citizen.
Was the article a form of BenSmithing? Mr Obenshain seems to think so, although he doesn't use that term.
Hat tip to the Instapundit.
Regards — Cliff