Your Opinion: Practicing patience on patriotism question
Friday, March 15, 2013
Since my recent letter praising Missouri House legislators for their patriotism for passing a bill requiring voters to have a photo ID in order to avoid voter fraud, some people have told me they believe the legislators’ motive was political rather than patriotic.
My response to them is that the House had overlooked the need to provide easy access to a government-paid process that would make it possible for those citizens who are unable, either financially or physically, to get picture IDs. I also said I was sure that the Senate would amend the bill to correct the House’s oversight. When our senators bring up this bill for a vote, they will prove their patriotism by making the needed change to help all our citizens have the ability to vote.
Before I can question our legislators’ patriotism, I must give them time to correct the House’s (assumed unintended) oversight.