The Left is in an uproad about Voter ID laws. These laws simply say that you have tp prove you are who you say you are at the polling place.
“That’s discriminates against Black people,” they whine. Umm… Not so much, says James Taranto:
Today railroads and hotels, along with almost all providers of public accommodations in almost all circumstances, are prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race. So what happens when you ride on Amtrak, the government-subsidized railroad? You hear an announcement over the PA system advising you to be prepared to show your identification if the conductor asks to see it.
Likewise, these days there is a good chance you will be asked for identification when you check into a hotel. You need ID to board an airplane or to drive a car. Recently we visited a doctor whose office is in a hospital. Just to enter the premises, we needed to present ID to a security guard.
If black people have trouble producing identification, how come nobody ever claims that these requirements are discriminatory?
Come to think of it, no one screams “discrimination” when ID is requested at the liquior store… You just get a fake one like all the other 19 year olds do.