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Hypocrisy, Yet Again

Photo ID required to take a tour of the WH but not to vote

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America rejoiced when the White House announced it would re-open for tours after cuts to funding from sequestration. But in a blatant display of irony, visitors to President Barack Obama’s home must show a government-issued photo ID to enter, but not to vote.

Tours of the White House resumed after a seven month hiatus, with the first official tour given to tourists yesterday. But for visitors looking to head inside 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., they must show valid, government-issued photo ID.

“All guests 18 years of age or older will be required to present a valid, government-issued photo identification … . All foreign nationals must present their passport,” it states on the White House’s ‘Tours & Events’ page.

This criterion is particularly ironic given the fact that the man living inside the White House adamantly opposes voters showing photo ID before heading the the polls.

“This administration believes it should be easier for eligible citizens to vote, to register and vote,” White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said in July. “We should not be imposing unnecessary obstacles or barriers to voter participation.”

But not so much for those looking to tour the taxpayer-funded White House.

Since the United States Supreme Court deemed Section 4 of the Voting Rights Act unconstitutional, states like Texas and North Carolina have begun to put voter ID laws in place.

The Obama administration, though, has struck back against these two states, filing lawsuits on the grounds that voter ID laws “disproportionately impact Hispanic and African-American voters.”

But don’t forget that ID if you want to tour the White House, America.

By  /// November 6, 2013
h/t Red State
Of course, there was a time one could enter the Executive Mansion ARMED, but that time is long past.  –  Guffaw

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


4 thoughts on “Hypocrisy, Yet Again

  1. Ironic doesn’t cover it. Plain freakin’ sad is what it is.

    I worked for over 3 decades running into burning buildings in Phx. Most of the calls for help however, (approx. 85%), are first aid calls. Those I ran as a medic ’cause car wrecks, heart attacks and drug ingestions are much more frequent than fires.
    I could probably count on my fingers how many patients didn’t have some form of ID. A bunch weren’t issued in this country but virtually everyone has ID.

    Do the dead that vote Democrat follow the advice of vote early, vote often?

    Posted by KM | November 11, 2013, 12:51 pm
  2. Well, isn’t THAT special… And I’m so pissed…

    Posted by Old NFO | November 11, 2013, 5:43 pm

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