Democrats say ID should be needed to walk the streets, but not to vote

Editor's note: To be clear, Mayor Bowser's diktat appears to be the same sort of "show your papers for restaurants, concert halls, etc." imposition cropping up in other cities like Philadelphia and New York.  Nowhere on the website is there any indication that people in the District will be stopped while walking around their neighborhood and forced to show proof of vaccination and ID.  That's not to say it won't happen — just that it won't be statutory if it does.

Beginning today, adult citizens wishing to walk the streets of Washington, D.C. will need to wear a mask and carry proof of vaccination with them.  And possess a photo ID.  This is per Mayor Muriel Bowser's orders.

So here we have a Democrat demanding that everyone wishing to take a stroll or walk his dog must have proper identification on him.  Yet Democrats in the nation's capital are frantically pushing a bill that would mandate that no state, city, or precinct require an ID of those voting in presidential elections.

Mayor Bowser.

Requiring an ID to vote for president is racist, but requiring one to walk around your neighborhood is good policy?  Mind-boggling.  Does anyone really believe that Democrats think minorities are incapable of procuring an ID so they can vote but have no trouble doing so to leave their homes?  Of course not.  That is nonsensical.  Do they then believe that non-whites ("marginalized peoples") simply can't remember to bring their IDs to their polling place on Election Day, but will always make sure to have it on them every other day whilst walking Bowser the Hound?  (As opposed to Bowser the mayor.)   

In any case, if you are walking into your polling place to vote, you can put away your ID upon entering.  In fact, with H.R. 1, Democrats are essentially trying to ban IDs from polling places.

Things you can't bring to the polls when voting: firearms or other weapons, any items bearing political messages, and any form of ID.

But don't hide that ID too well.  You might just need it on the way home from voting.

Photo credit: Lorie Shaull, CC BY-SA 4.0 license.

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