Re: Requiring ID to vote
This may be one of those things that sounds good, but I have some reservations. I don't trust the people proposing it.
Past that, I would welcome an ID if it included a thumbprint or such. When I renew my license, simply bringing my license doesn't seem good enough. It would be nice if all I had to bring was my thumb.
The question I would raise about a voter ID is not one so much of being able to prove one is a citizen, but proving that one is eligible to vote. Remember the purging in Florida.
If you come up with all your info, and your name is John Smith, and they find a John Smith with a criminal record, they may decline the card to all John Smiths, or select by race.
If you want a quality government, you must be prepared to pay a fair price. If all you want is tax cuts and spending cuts, the government can't work well.