@iankenway Sounds like a good plan, just make sure getting a photo id is a free process with good help and there are no issues from me, I support this
@freemo But it won't be a free process and it is very unlikely that people will receive any help whatsoever. All it is likely to do is disenfranchise the following groups: the poor, the vulnerable, young people and the very old. Not good. Ultimately just a cynical bid to skew the franchise as has been happening in the USA over past nine years. See:
@iankenway Sounds like that is **not** an argument against Ids and **is** an argument for making sure that process becomes free and provides better assistance.
It seems to me lunacy to look at the flaws in that system and go "it is wrong to require IDs" rather than "It is wrong to charge for IDs"...
Dont be part of the problem, be part of the solution, support IDs, oppose ID fees.
I think the argument for ID is far from straightforward. There are many issues here. Some of them are historical, some of them are cultural, some of them philosophical and some of them technical. It's not just about cost and access. See:
@iankenway In the end the argument that you shouldnt need to identify yourself in order to vote or do anything else for that matter is absurdity in its most extreme.
Common sense should tell people we **need** IDs for a system to have any level of sanity.
One we identify that reality it should all be about making sure IDs are fair and dont oppress certain people, but to take a stance against IDs makes absolutely no sense to me.
I respect your right to the opinion and dont want you to feel attacked, but to me its an absurd stance to take politically.
@freemo Thanks for your comments. I think we're just going to differ on this particular issue. I don't think I'm alone in my reservations by any means e.g.
For a wider discussion about personal identity may I suggest this as a starting point.
None of this stuff is straightforward. It really isn't!
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