Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015 | 2 a.m.
True, I must show a picture ID when traveling by commercial air. I also must present my picture ID when entering a military installation. When stopped for a traffic violation, my driver’s license has my picture. But none of those entities has my picture immediately accessible.
When I registered to vote, not only did I have to produce documentation proving I was a citizen of the U.S., but I was subject to having my picture taken. If that was done, when it came time to vote,both my signature and picture could be examined. The controversy about voter ID at the polling place is manufactured, as there is a valid, constructive solution: taking a picture ID when registering and not requiring it each time one seeks to engage in the constitutional right to vote.