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IDs for Beer but Not for Ballots?
Townhall.com ^ | March 19, 2012 | Doug Giles

Posted on 03/19/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by Kaslin

I was in Atlanta’s Hartsfield Airport recently and had a three-hour layover before I headed back to Miami. So, I did what any sensible gentleman would do—namely, I headed up to the Heineken Bar & Grill to get a beer and roast a fine puros before my plane ride home.

Upon arrival at the bar I found a table, jammed my carry-on underneath it, unzipped my secret 007 storage pouch, extracted my zebra skin cigar holder, and pulled from that sweet piece of leather a Padron 1964 Corona. After getting that bad boy ignited I yanked out my Mac and began to pound away on another common sense column certain to infuriate the progressives while simultaneously making Jesus love me more and more.

As I was sitting there getting into the zone, a waitress approached and asked me what I wanted to drink. I asked her if they had any Heineken. She didn’t get it at first … then she got it and said, “Dude, my day sucks enough as it is. Quit making it more miserable.” I said I was sorry and that I would like a Heineken, to which she replied, “Can I see your ID?” I told her I was flattered but am happily married. She retorted, “Don’t flatter yourself; we card everyone who orders alcohol. It’s the law.”

Check it out: I looked the legal age to swill a beer. I’ve got a full head of hair that might not be turning loose but is definitely turning gray. In addition to my graying locks, I have lines etched into my face from years of laughing my butt off at the inequities and absurdities of the Left, and I have well-developed crow’s-feet from looking down the barrels of guns from many, many cherished years of hunting. Suffice it to say, the waitress knew that I was at least 21—if not 51—but because it was the law she had to make proof positive that I wasn’t a 16-year-old with some weird disease that made me age prematurely into a 50-year-old smart ass.

When she asked me for my ID I didn’t cry racism, or drinking suppression, or call up Kofi Annan and request an international tribunal to cow this chick into beer-serving submission. No, instead I pulled out my ID and complied with the law and was then served a lukewarm Dutch beer.

This past week, Attorney General Eric Holder moved to make it illegal to prove that you’re legal in order to vote in Texas in 2012. I guess with Obama’s sagging poll numbers that Holder is concerned that the incumbent is going to get dusted come November if he doesn’t afford undocumented Democrats the wherewithal to vote early and often. Therefore, Holder wants to open up the floodgates in Tejas to the illegal alien hordes to make certain that el presidente gets four more years to further socialize what remains of our fair land.

As a Texan I think this is pure and uncut grade A horse scat, and I hope to God that my fellow Texans raise holy hell at this egregious overreach into state voting laws.

Call me weird, but if Texans have to brandish an ID to buy cigarettes or beer, coach a youth football team, see an R-rated movie, cash a check, buy Sudafed or spray paint, pick up their children from school early, rent a video, open up a P.O. Box, pick up tickets at will call for a Bon Jovi concert, or rent a kayak to float down the Guadalupe then I don’t think it is too much to ask that a person who waddles up to a voting booth to elect our next president prove that he or she is here legally. Voting is a sacred honor for legal citizens, and I pray to all that is holy that Texans fight Holder and his boss’s overreach into state voting laws like a pit bull.


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1 posted on 03/19/2012 11:29:15 AM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin

One has to prove identity to sign up for welfare, why can’t the same be expected of voters?


2 posted on 03/19/2012 11:31:00 AM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Willard Romney, purveyor of the world's finest bullmitt. | FR Class of 1998 |)
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To: Keith in Iowa
One has to prove identity to sign up for welfare, why can’t the same be expected of voters?

Because dead people do not need welfare but can still vote.

3 posted on 03/19/2012 11:36:05 AM PDT by ProudFossil (" I never did give anyone hell. I just told the truth and they thought it was hell." Harry Truman)
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To: Kaslin

So!You want to by some Claritin D or Sudafed then you better have that drivers license or you can forget it.

On the other hand if you want to vote 15 times go ahead that’s o.k. As long as its for the democRATS.


4 posted on 03/19/2012 11:38:18 AM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Kaslin

If I don’t need an ID to vote (a constitutional right), then I should need an ID to exercise my other constitutional rights like buying a gun!


5 posted on 03/19/2012 11:38:40 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: DaveyB
then I should need an ID to exercise my other constitutional rights like buying a gun!

Should should be shouldn't!

6 posted on 03/19/2012 11:40:14 AM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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To: Kaslin

Need FREE Beer, mon.....to go with the FREE BC


7 posted on 03/19/2012 11:47:37 AM PDT by goodnesswins (2012..."We mutually pledge our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor")
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To: Kaslin

And what would/could this asswipe do if Texas decided to enforce the law WITHOUT the blessing of our overlords.

NOTHING!


8 posted on 03/19/2012 12:26:38 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Keith in Iowa; All

Pass a law that states to vote you must show the same id you show for government benefits and see what happens.


9 posted on 03/19/2012 12:33:03 PM PDT by edcoil (It is not over until I win.)
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To: DaveyB

Poll taxes are illegal because voting is a right, why do we have to pay taxes on firearms and ammunition?


10 posted on 03/19/2012 12:50:31 PM PDT by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Kaslin; All

11 posted on 03/19/2012 12:52:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kaslin

Last week I was asked to show ID to obtain a Library Card. I said this is strange that I would need an ID to read but not to vote.

This is one upside down, inside out, top down, bottom up government we have. Hmmmmm just like Van Jones wanted.

We are in the last days of the communist takeover of the USA and they have succeeded without firing a shot. Too bad we took the same approach.

History will regard us as cowards like the French and we can start producing the new USA Flag with a white hammer & sickle on a white background.

I am going to make money on this by selling deodorant with SPF 40 sun block so our armpits will not get sunburned as we march towards our surrender.


12 posted on 03/19/2012 12:53:25 PM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: DaveyB

Indeed. No ID for darn near anything, including buying a beer when dining out with graying hair and two toddlers. ID should only be allowed when there is a compelling reason to prove I’m the guy claiming a particular name & address like when voting (and even there, NY’s signature matching was good enough, no card required).


13 posted on 03/19/2012 12:59:24 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: edcoil

Good point. I intend to start a thread “ The fuel reciprocity act”. It will address this problem.


14 posted on 03/19/2012 1:01:01 PM PDT by noodler (!)
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To: Kaslin

bkmk


15 posted on 03/19/2012 1:01:59 PM PDT by Sergio (An object at rest cannot be stopped! - The Evil Midnight Bomber What Bombs at Midnight)
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To: Keith in Iowa

I am blessed to live in a state that has enough common sense to require a picture ID to cast a vote in an election.

Voting is a privilege IMHO. Anyone suggesting it is more than a privilege is talking about manufactured rights. The wording in the 15th amendment indicating a right, cannot stand the light of day. It is not an unalienable right in any way shape or form. God given right to vote? There’s a stretch as wide as the Grand Canyon at it’s widest point.


16 posted on 03/19/2012 1:18:49 PM PDT by wita
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To: Kaslin

Another good one by Doug Giles. Agree all the way.

Thanks for posting Kaslin.


17 posted on 03/19/2012 1:35:38 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Kaslin
IDs for Beer but Not for Ballots?

Sure, but on the ballot rests only the fate of the nation and modern civilization.

Doesn't hold a candle to the fate of high school prom queens across America.

18 posted on 03/19/2012 1:39:44 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: rockinqsranch

My pleasure


19 posted on 03/19/2012 1:45:43 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: DaveyB
Your post#5

If I don’t need an ID to vote (a constitutional right), then I should need an ID to exercise my other constitutional rights like buying a gun! Should should be shouldn't!

I am for any law abiding citizen to be able and purchase legally a gun but not to have to show an ID is ridiculous. How is the gun shop to know, that you are not a criminal and have the legal right to own a gun. Should they take your word just because you say so? I don't think so. By you assuming that they should you are not any better then a criminal who gets a gun any way he can. You can flame me if you want to, but before you read what you wrote and then think about it first before you do

20 posted on 03/19/2012 2:00:01 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Kaslin

The big thing for me is there are as many as 13,000,000 illegals on the US and yet without a photo ID law, how can we comfort ourselves that they cannot vote. I’d venture there aren’t a million people in this country without a photo I’D compare to the illegals who might be able to vote. Where do we go to prevent that from happening?


21 posted on 03/19/2012 2:13:34 PM PDT by irish guard
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To: Keith in Iowa

One has to prove identity (birth certicate) to sign up to serve in the military, why can’t the same be expected of voters?


22 posted on 03/19/2012 2:18:31 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: irish guard
I’d venture there aren’t a million people in this country without a photo I’D

I think last year they found ONE in SC. I think, too, that later investigation proved she actually has an ID.

Could be wrong, though.

23 posted on 03/19/2012 4:00:25 PM PDT by Boojum
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To: Boojum

That’s not what Irish Guard said.


24 posted on 03/19/2012 5:25:38 PM PDT by noodler (!)
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To: Kaslin
...to be able and purchase legally a gun but not to have to show an ID is ridiculous. How is the gun shop to know, that you are not a criminal and have the legal right to own a gun.

...the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

I'm not sure where you think criminals are not people. But what part of "not be infringed" are you missing. It seems that the framers did not think it ridiculous, but then they were not brainwashed by Eric Holder.

25 posted on 03/19/2012 5:50:42 PM PDT by DaveyB (Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. -John Adams)
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