Voter identification has become a necessary thing. No honest citizen would ever cast a fraudulent ballot. Nor would he encourage anyone else to do so.
However, of more grave concern is ignorance in voting. It appears that both high school and college graduates know little about our nation, its history, its philosophy or the concepts that have made the United States unique among the nations of the world.
It seems that people applying for citizenship are better informed about America than our graduates.
Newspapers, radio and TV broadcasts normally present biased concepts adding to the confusion. Public schools seem to have little freedom when they come to analyzing our history. The greatest concern seems to be the sacrosanct idea of separation of church from state, little realizing that our Judeo-Christian heritage has made us great as well as unique.
My advice to voters is, yes, get your photo identification, then study our history from reliable sources and study the candidates. Look for integrity, honesty, reliability, experience and capability. Then vote for the best for our nation, not just for the ones who are most likely to continue entitlements for you personally.
Fred L. Battles