In an excellent article over at the Moral Liberal, Bob Barr notes the hypocrisy evident in the disparate way in which Voter Identification is treated as opposed to concealed carry.
“Let me be clear,” Attorney General Eric Holder emphatically
declared in a 2012 speech to the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People, “we will not allow political pretexts to
disenfranchise American citizens of their most precious rights.”
Holder’s remarks were a call to arms against efforts by Republicans to
require that voters show identification when they go to vote. His words
reflect a belief that the right to vote is so “precious” that requiring
individuals to show an ID before casting a vote is tantamount to being
However, when it comes to protecting the right to “keep and bear arms” –
which, unlike the right to vote, is a right expressly guaranteed in the
Constitution itself – the Attorney General of the United States is
nowhere to be found.
Read the whole thing, as they say.