Voter identification needed to protect elections
I have to disagree with your editorial position on the voter identification amendment. We need this and have for many years. If everybody was honest, maybe we would not need it, but as you know there are many who are not.
I served on the Benton County Quorum Court for three terms from 1993 through 1998. In my first term, the Clintons got this thing called “motor voter registration” through Congress. The gist of the act was you could register at the revenue office. Our county clerk was explaining how this worked and I asked her “How are you going to be sure they are citizens?” She answered that a part of the new laws says they can’t be asked if they are citizens. This is the reason people are voting when they are not citizens.
Today, I had the car serviced and guess what I had to show before they would take my check: my driver’s license. The only folks who don’t want people to show IDs are Democrats and folks like the rest of us have no problem showing IDs. This idea that people are trying to hold down the poor folks from voting is pure hog wash. I have heard this for years and I’m sick to death of bull like this.
I also have had the newspaper for close to 50 years and any more I know the names of the folks in the letters to the editor that I know not to waste my time reading. When I see the name, I know where they stand on a subject.
J.R. MOSER Cave Springs