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Your Views: Why doesnt government treat license rules like voter ID laws?
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It seems that as I grow older I have much more difficulty understanding the minds of people. I read where the U.S. attorney general is conducting campaigns and legal action against several states for trying to impose voter identification programs to prevent voter fraud during our upcoming presidential elections. I also hear the cries that the policies the states are trying to implement are strictly race-based discrimination programs.

Interestingly however, on July 1, Georgia implemented a federally mandated program which requires a person seeking to obtain or renew a driver’s license to provide either a birth certificate or passport, a Social Security card, and two utility bill receipts to show they are a local resident. Since this is a federally mandated program it apparently is not a race-based discrimination program.

Go figure!

Kurt H. Schuler
Gainesville

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