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posted: 9/19/2012 5:00 AM

Don't erect barriers to voting

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This letter is in response to Rose Nania's Aug. 28 comment regarding the need for IDs to go about daily life. While it is true that you need an ID to drive, cash a check and get married, I'd like to point out that none of these things are rights guaranteed to us by the Constitution. They are privileges, and states can put restrictions on them as much as they like.

Voting is a right we are born with and there should be as few barriers to it as possible. By attempting to "protect" the process by preventing hundreds of thousands of registered voters from casting ballots, Republican legislatures around the country are burning down the village to save it.

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Paul Snead

Mount Prospect

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