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Americans are required to show ID at banks, airports, drug stores, and federal and state buildings, but not to vote in all states. Would you support a National ID card for all U.S. citizens?

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The Freezing Senior
The Freezing Senior
5 years ago

The federal government already has a database of its CITIZENS, it’s your SS number.
Besides that, there are numerous other government I.D.s already issued at the state level such as state I.D. and drivers licenses
and at the federal level – specifically, passports.
There is nothing more that the deep state feds (DEMOCRATS) would like than to start a spying database designed to track every place you go, where you live and
every financial transaction you make and on and on, the potential for abuse is infinite.
A federal I.D. is a huge leap into Big Brotherism and the loss of the citizens liberty and sovereignty, on this you can bet your life.
It is indeed alarming and disturbing that so many have voted for such an I.D. scheme in the above poll. MAGA !

PaulE
PaulE
5 years ago

I didn’t bother to vote in this week’s opinion pools for the following reasons:

1) This question has been put forth multiple times and the results should be well known to AMAC already. The results have always been overwhelmingly consistent. I expect no difference this time around.
2) There is no way a Democrat controlled House of Congress would ever consider supporting any legislative bill that restricts their ability to have non-citizens and illegal aliens vote in our national elections. They would be giving away one of their biggest mechanisms to steer the outcome of elections in their favor. So why would any Democrat support such an initiative?
3) Democrat controlled states have been issuing both drivers licenses, as well as official state issued I.D. cards to non-citizens and illegals for years now. Neither is supposed to allow non-citizens nor illegals to vote in local and state elections, but of course they do. When the polling places in such states are manned by “good Democrats”, everything is done with a wink and a nod.
4) With between 30 and 40 million illegals already living in our country and close to another million, according to the Border Patrol, entering each and every year as Congress refuses to address the issue, even some formerly solid red states are turning either purple or solid blue. That should have been a big splash of icy cold water in the face of most Americans after the number of close calls and outright loses in the mid-terms.
5) A national I.D. by itself is almost completely useless without also doing massive immigration reform to both secure our borders and also return our immigration policy back to that of a merit based immigration system. The Ted Kennedy legislation on changing our national immigration policy in the 1960’s has accomplished exactly what the Democrats envisioned back in the 1960’s. Republicans warned the public at the time, but just like now the Republicans that spoke up were depicted as both fear mongers and racists by the MSM and the Democrat Party. The majority of the public bought into the nonsense the Democrats were selling at the time and the rest is as they say history.
6) Demographics will now handle the rest, if major changes are not implemented, not merely endlessly talked about with respect to both the wall and merit based immigration reform, within a year or two. Unfortunately, that will NOT happen as a result of the loss of the House. Elections do indeed have consequences, even if most people refuse to acknowledge those consequences.

Have a pleasant weekend.

Dan W.
Dan W.
5 years ago

We the people have already been injected, inspected, detected, infected, neglected and selected.

I can’t imagine much support for a national ID card from AMAC members yet as I write this comment, the score is 61 “Yes” and 12 “No”. What am I missing ?

Bridget H Shaw
Bridget H Shaw
5 years ago

I believe voter ID would go a long way to quashing voter fraud. Do you think you could vote in Canada, the EU or MEXICO without some sort of ID??

Also, with the repeat debacle in Florida, maybe a country wide standard ballot would help.

Bill Bedell
Bill Bedell
5 years ago

I have been required to show Photo ID since I started voting back in 1961. Photo and Signature on Driver’s License has been good enough since then. If you need a National ID, get a Passport!!

Willliam Atwater
Willliam Atwater
5 years ago

I support States requiring I’d to vote. Could be a drivers license or some other form for non drivers or car owners

AlanWH
AlanWH
5 years ago

We Already have a National ID Card, it’s Called our Social Security Card. Why Not just make it or Your Passport Mandatory that We Show it when we Vote? But then it wouldn’t make much difference if our states are already Saturated with Corrupt Voting Workers.

Dan
Dan
5 years ago

A passport is the federal identification. Get one.
Otherwise, just like social security numbers, a federal ID would be hijacked by illegals or the libtards would give it to them for “reasons other than voting”.
Who needs citizenship when they can go down to the local flea market and get a fake ID?

Jim
Jim
5 years ago

If the National ID is based upon verified documents (birth certificate, affidavit from parents for children), I would be OK with it. Many times illegals have fake documents and even stolen Social Security numbers. The process would have to be more like FBI background checks.

Jamie
Jamie
5 years ago

You still have to stop fraud. I voted yes because you need to show ID to vote but illegials are getting ID’s fraudulently.

Searcher 658
Searcher 658
5 years ago

We already have a national ID card. This fact that they won’t use it and protect it from illegal use doesn’t make any less and ID card. That is Social Security Card. A new ID card would be just that much more intrusive and shows they could no more protect it than they have our Social Security numbers/cards.

Betsy Sprague
Betsy Sprague
5 years ago

Photo ID should be issued by state not federal government.

Martha Gerald
Martha Gerald
5 years ago

Yes, I do think a national ID card should be implemented for U. S. Citizens and also that it should contain a picture of the person.

David Dively
David Dively
5 years ago

You should have added one more option. I would be in favor of people being required to present a government approved form of identification, whether it be drivers license, passport, etc. I do believe many states have a provision for providing a personal ID for people who no longer or never have driven, for instance. I do NOT see the need for a FEDERAL mandate or program. Let the states do it, they would benefit more by knowing who is in/lives in their state and where.

Spider
Spider
5 years ago

Actually, such an id already exists, it’s called a passport. We now have a passport card that looks like a drivers license, this would be perfect for a national id card

Vincent G Brackett
Vincent G Brackett
5 years ago

States should run the ID program.. You live in the state , you must have a verifiable state ID, backed by documents, If you are a non-citizen, then state ID should so state it.

joanne
joanne
5 years ago

Do not support in light of what China, North Korea, Iran and Venezuela are doing with their national ID cards. They are using them to track everything citizens do including site research, purchases, travel, etc. They are using the ID as a political weapon to thwart political dissent and to arrest those they track.

We have enough government IDs, like our driver lic
We have enough government IDs, like our driver lic
5 years ago

We have enough government IDs, like our driver licenses or our state ID cards. Those are perfectly sufficient for identification, if they would just be used as they are intended. We do not need another government intrusion.

Robert J utnam
Robert J utnam
5 years ago

The government already has a program in place for national ID regarding air travel and with social security numbers they have a data base in which to verify US citizens.

Rich Bingham
Rich Bingham
5 years ago

I have a concealed carry and a global Entry card. I have held a top secret clearance. The federal government can tell you how many hemorrhoids I have. There is also a requirement that all new drivers licenses meet federal guidelines. The percentage of folks with no ID (who are legal citizens) has to be vanishingly small.

As much as I would sometimes like to be invisible to the feds, particularly April 15 for instance, it’s not possible. Voting is, maybe, the most important case for standardized ID because one, 1 ,even 1, illegal vote that negates my vote is exactly the same as denying the vote to someone who legally can.

Steve Unversaw
Steve Unversaw
5 years ago

Not the federal government, most states already have id cards or some form of id cards like Driver’s licenses as well as id cards! We in California have a inhanace id to be able to get on planes, etc! But yes each state should require a photo ID in order to vote in any election!

JW croz
JW croz
5 years ago

Should be state issued, not federal

Jim Dungan
Jim Dungan
5 years ago

No to a Federal ID, but yes to state issued.

Joe
Joe
5 years ago

Since I carry multiple picture id’s one more wouldn’t make a difference… but can’t we get our act together and make our states drivers license or state I’d the official I’d…having said that I think you should have to show something official when voting… one vote per citizen.

Bud
Bud
5 years ago

I live in Florida. We dont need an id. We have Broward and Palm Beach counties. Its much like the plethora of firearms laws. Instead of enforcing the laws and regulations wr already have we put crooked people in charge and expect them to do the right thing. In Florida several years ago we had to prove residency by providing a utility bill. To repeat what everyone else has posted, we already have a national data base. It should be a no brainer to back check voters, but liberals have always had a problem with the term illegal. In Florida, as we go through our
recounts the biggest law suits are basically asking to change the law.

Angry American citizen
Angry American citizen
5 years ago

PaulE covered it overwhelmingly!!! We have plenty of federal and state laws that cover this; just enforce them! You can’t get on an airplane without showing picture ID and it is scrutinized; voting should be no different.
Perhaps when American citizens VALUE their right to vote, they will insist that these laws be carried out. We got a taste of the fraud and chicanery that goes on with the midterm voting this year and the AUDACITY OF
THE ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS TRYING TO FORCE THEIR WAY OVER OUR BORDERS. WAKE UP AMERICANS!!!!! THERE WILL BE CONSEQUENCES FROM THIS INVASION OF OUR BORDERS! Our laws MUST be respected.

George J. Elwell
George J. Elwell
5 years ago

Everybody talks about voter ID and has done so for years BUT nothing is ever done about it! When will it be done?

Bryan
Bryan
5 years ago

Looks like the blue wave is a real thing after all. Wow, and their you have it folks.
I trust my valid state license/ID is sufficient for any use domestically. Elections are local, don’t you know!!!!
We already have social security cards, but, they are useless for other than SS. They can be easily forged, copied and don’t identify to the owner, just a name.

BJ54
BJ54
5 years ago

And WHO decides who is eligible for such an ID card? Bureaucrats? States? (Then why do we need it?) States have the responsibility to run their elections, like it or not. The federal government should stay out of it as much as possible.

Disruptive Element
Disruptive Element
5 years ago

Fake ID’s are used now. Another joke as we the law abiding tax paying citizens will have the clamps down on us for any slight infraction while the lawbreakers are still running around getting away with all sorts of fraud.

B. Williams
B. Williams
5 years ago

No national ID. County voting ID.

Chris Streeter
Chris Streeter
5 years ago

I don’t like the idea of a National ID at all – way too much opportunity for abuse by top national politicians with access and authority. However, our state drivers license should be used just like it is to buy cigarettes, alcohol, guns, ammo, etc.

Linda
Linda
5 years ago

When I lived in Kentucky and would go to vote, I had to show my driver’s license at the poll and sign in a book. Now that I live in North Carolina, I don’t have to show anything, however, they do check a computer listing and print out a form that I have to sign before getting my ballot. There needs to be a consistent form a voter identification nationwide. For instance, when I got my driver’s license here in NC, I was asked if I wanted to register to vote, which I did. I had to show my mortgage papers to prove that I did indeed have a residence here and had to provide other ID to prove I was who I said I was. They could then use the picture taken for the driver’s license and print out a voter’s ID card at the same time.

Joe Wright
Joe Wright
5 years ago

So they can have more data for their image recognition database? How much more are we going to allow inroads into our lives? They already have plenty of identification verifiers available that they can use. Every child “must” have a social security number. We need to go back to being people instead of “data points”. Voter identification is so divisive that most states won’t make it a law. Good luck getting it as federal requirement. The courts aren’t helping solve the problem. Legal challenges will keep this one from ever happening nationally until “the people” have either given up or revolted again.

Jim Muhlenbruch
Jim Muhlenbruch
5 years ago

Dem oppose ID for voting but are all in for gun registration, the TRUE slippery slope.

Paul Raub
Paul Raub
5 years ago

Anyone who opposed due to the “Big Brother” thing is a fool. If you are a US Citizen, you already have a file with government. i.e. birth cert, driver’s lic. SS number tax id #

John Galt
John Galt
5 years ago

This is a responsibility of the individual states. Florida (and many states) have laws requiring birth certificate, and other documentation, in order to obtain a driver’s license. Proof of “Citizenship,” in order to obtain a state driver’s license, should be the standard; non-citizens should be “driving” only on the basis of a license from their country of origin – IF it is recognized by the state in which they are currently “residing.” A foreign drivers license should NOT qualify for voting. A “current” driver’s license, issued under the already lawful conditions, should be used to verify voting eligibility – along with real-time confirmation of precinct eligibility, via an assortment of on-line data-bases, e.g., county property records, or USPS addresses. The voter’s current driver’s license would be “swiped” in a reader, and confirmed within seconds. If the voter has a valid state driver’s license, but it cannot be confirmed by the poll-worker, the voter should be issued a provisional ballot, and be required to bring proof of (precinct) residency to the supervisor-of-elections office before the polls close. Voting is a right of CITIZENSHIP, NOT a “HUMAN” right.

MARK PICURRO
MARK PICURRO
5 years ago

We must show I.D. to buy butts, liquor, get on a whale watch cruise, get a drink in a restaurant,cash a check, BUT NOT TO VOTE ! GO FIGURE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Carl
Carl
5 years ago

A national ID is indeed a slippery slope that would lead to all kinds of disastrous things related to our government. I am, however, in favor of voters being required to establish their identity with state-issued ID’s such as a drivers license, or with a federal ID such as a passport. Any foreigner trying to vote in our elections should be viewed as a hostile, and any citizen who aids them should be tried for sedition and treason.

Pkb
Pkb
5 years ago

When you are born and receive a social security number why not add a voter ID number to? If you legally become a citizen, you would also get the voter ID number. We all know these liberal areas who are allowing illegals to get drivers license are also letting them vote!

Jack Stricker
Jack Stricker
5 years ago

Agree with idea of ID card with one very large caveat… How long would it be before they would be compromised by bad actors and sold on the black market?

Gerry Blenke
Gerry Blenke
5 years ago

Should have a photo ID.

Jim Wildrick Jr
Jim Wildrick Jr
5 years ago

Every state should have voter I.D laws.We can only point to what happened in Florida last week of evidence this is needed.Only legal citizens have a right to vote in our elections.

Roger Waseleski
Roger Waseleski
5 years ago

This would an enormous undertaking and my biggest concern is the security of the ID to prevent fraud. If the security features of the newer $100 bills could be similarly used on the ID it would help

Barry Policelli
Barry Policelli
5 years ago

We already have that in place all they need is a valid Social Security card. we don’t need big brother snooping and monitoring us more than they do already. There’s no privacy anymore

Eddie
Eddie
5 years ago

Cards should be issued at the State level but no one should have more than one,

Benjamin R Wright
Benjamin R Wright
5 years ago

Real ID compliant state ID’s should always be required to be shown to vote. For anyone who wants or needs a Federal ID, I already have a national ID card, a U.S. Passport also a U.S. Global Entry ID card.

Darrel Clark
Darrel Clark
5 years ago

We sort of have a National ID card with our driver’s license. I would suggest a limited ID card for those who do not drive for whatever reason. All others can use their driver’s license.

Michael Sherry
Michael Sherry
5 years ago

A state issued ID would be OK for most states. But no one could place any trust that a state like California would not issue cards to anyone and everyone, citizen or not. I just think a national ID card would be alright for our current administration, but imagine what Obama would have done with such a card……..

John
John
5 years ago

Not so much in favor of national ID card attached to us. However, I do believe that for voting/electing people to each and every State and Federal office that an official ID should be required to be presented – whether it be a State ID, citizen card, something that confirms the voter is a legal citizen and has legal status to vote. This is so much common sense and is not way, manner, or intention discriminatory to anyone who as legal citizen has legal right to vote.

*Additionally, I wholeheartedly believe that the legal age for voting should be age of 21. If one is not mature enough to drink legally until the age of 21, then why would we, in complete confidence, think an 18 yr old has the maturity, and the understanding of the political circumstances, and the awareness of all the consequences that goes into electing competent representatives of government? Especially with how rediculously poor most students who go through our education system are educated (rather, not educated, but indoctrinated with leftist socialist bent) on all the aspects of our Constitutional Republic form of government, a majority of them are vastly inequipped with balanced education, information and understanding to be voting at the age of 18.

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