I am surprised that The Bellingham Herald would allow what I believe to be an incendiary and bombastic letter recently from someone complaining about "these anti-democratic incurables" who need "daily meditations on ... dog bites and bloody beatings ... and burning crosses and other sins of hate."
This is just another example of what I believe to be liberal gibberish that we listen to all the time in the media. What the Republicans are trying to do is not to prevent legitimate people from exercising their right to vote, but to ensure that it is a U.S. citizen and not someone else. The excuse that it is more burdensome for some segments of our population to prove their citizenship is just a red herring. We need identification for many things in our daily lives, such as driving a car, validation of employment, entry into this country, etc. Every state offers the option of an ID card and the cost is not prohibitive.
So what is the real issue here? It's not that the Republicans are keeping legitimate people from voting, (it is interesting to note that it was the Southern Democrats that were against the civil rights movement and it took Republican support to pass the law) but that many in the Democratic party are looking for the voting support of illegals, those who are not eligible to vote, and even deceased people in order to keep them in power and that is what I believe is behind all this.
Herbert G. Porter