Although the election is three months away, and I still have not decided whether I am going to vote or not, I am preparing a voter identification kit. It will take a while for me to secure all of the documentation I may need to prove that I am an American citizen. Here’s a few things going in my kit:
1. My driver’s license (yes it has the same picture from 20 years ago)
2. My birth certificate (in case The Donald visits my polling site)
3. My passport (good thing I got it before the post office closed)
4. My last jury duty statement (I’ve served eight times–I must be on speed dial)
5. My second grade report card (I’m trying to establish that I’ve been here.)
–No one will understand a report card with words like Excellent, Good,
Satisfactory, etc. We can only understand a number system: 4, 3, 2, 1
If this sounds ridiculous, then why are we allowing the disfranchisement of hundreds of thousands of American citizens?
My great-great grandfather was property–he could not vote. My great grandfather faced the grandfather clause–but he still tried to register. My grandfather had to pay a poll tax–he paid to vote. My parents Marched on Washington–and voted in every election. Are we going backwards?