Homeless in Arizona

Granny ain't got no ID

  I wonder if Jon Seibert is a teenager???

Back before America became a police state you didn't even need to have an ID card, birth certificate or anything else to register to vote, get a job, open a bank account, get on an airplane, or enroll in school.

It's only since the government declared war on Mexicans and terrorists that you need a government issued photo ID to do all of these things.

And of course the new silly laws are not stopping terrorists from doing anything. They are all well funded and don't even need to get "fake id", because their governments will get them the legitimate real ids.

These laws are not stopping the Mexicans and other folks from Central American from sneaking into America and doing the dirty jobs that Americans refuse to do. They either make up a social security number or their employees look the other way and don't force them to obey the police state laws that require ID.

The only people these new laws are hurting are honest hard working American citizens who don't have an ID card or birth certificate.

I have read other articles that estimate 10 percent of Americans don't have an ID card or birth certificate. These articles say that those Americans who don't have IDs are usually poor Americans or dark skinned Americans.

I think H. L. Mencken quote applies here. It is:

"The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary."

Letter: Mother needs I.D. for more than just voting

Posted: Friday, September 21, 2012 10:14 am

Letter to the Editor

It could be humorous if Stephen Sapareto of Apache Junction (Sunday 9/16 The InBox) wasn’t so serious about his 88-year-old mother being kept from the polls because of her lack of picture I.D.

He tries to make us believe that it is only for trying to vote that she needs I.D. and has all this trouble. He obviously ignores the many other things she cannot do because she does not have I.D.

She cannot have a bank account, open a store account, get on an airplane, buy certain medications, see a doctor, and on and on with many other matters in life, both mundane and important. If she has no such I.D. and has gone outside the house, she has run into this problem many times long before her attempt to vote. I know because we take care of an elderly parent in our home, too.

This is one characteristic of our times and Mr. Sapareto and his mother most definitely have already experienced this many times.

Then he blames his so-called frustration on “the Republicans who are immoral (in their) blatant attempts to manipulate elections!” That partial truth and claim is both humorous and pitifully ludicrous.

Jon Seibert


Homeless in Arizona

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