Voter Id and expanded Constitutional Freedoms

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Voter Id and expanded Constitutional Freedoms.  By Terence Morris, Founder, PACE TULSA AGS FOUNDATION.  May 18, 2017 11:32 AM.  Join PACE TULSA NOW…TEXT:  PACEPAC  TO:  22828 OR Register |  Lost your password?.  feed-icon-28x28

Can we look to Public Policy and find legislative ideas that seek to extend our constitutional freedoms?  When does increasing a United States citizen’s rights to legally and constitutionally decide thereby further infringe upon his/her liberties?  I am finding thousands of publications written mainly by mainstream Americans that although are excited by the topic of Mandatory Voter Id Registration, they are literally caught between the idea of positive and negative freedoms.  And for the most part their explanations as to why are certainly not very persuasive.  One author commented in that the increase in the number of voters was so insignificant that on warrants of merit alone the Voter Id Law should not be pursued.  This to me seemed like he was actually calling Black and Hispanic Voters OUT!  Because those are the two minority groups that found the 1% increase in poll numbers after the initial introduction of the idea of mandatory voter registration.  So, in Oklahoma there are three House Bills up for a Senate Vote this year that I think are very interesting. Another author from the Brennan Center for Justice in 2017 commented that “Automatic voter registration, a new reform that will modernize voter registration and dramatically increase registration rates, is gaining momentum around the country. Six states and the District of Columbia have already approved the policy. So far in 2017, 30 states have introduced bills to implement or expand automatic registration (and one more state has an AVR bill that carried over from 2016).”  In Oklahoma, we have House Bills:  OK HB 1700, OK HB 1817, & OK HB 1879.

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STATE OF OKLAHOMA,

download1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017)

HOUSE BILL 1817

By: Dunnington

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

download1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017)

HOUSE BILL 1879

By: Proctor

STATE OF OKLAHOMA

download1st Session of the 56th Legislature (2017)

HOUSE BILL 1700

By: Nichols

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