Do leftists ever take a step back and look at themselves, just for a minute?
While you ponder that, consider the instructions handed out to volunteer protesters for today’s NAACP rally against voter ID in North Carolina.
The rally, called the “Moral March,” is led by the Rev. William Barber II, head of the NAACP in North Carolina. (Yes, he’s the one who called Senator Tim Scott, R-SC, a “ventriloquist’s dummy” for the GOP.)
Barber is on record calling for a “wave of civil disobedience” as a protest against Republican policies in the state legislature. This local news account of the marchers mustered for the 8 February rally in Raleigh summarizes the protesters’ top concerns:
…a refusal to expand Medicaid to more working people under the federal health care law, a photo identification requirement to vote in person, additional abortion rules, taxpayer-funded grants for low-income children to attend public schools and tax changes critics say hurt the poor.
The sheet of “Do and Don’t” instructions for marchers is extensive (see image), and includes the following admonition:
DO bring photo identification (driver’s license, passport or other valid photo id) with you and keep it on your person at all times.
Seemingly, the ID requirement is not deemed racist or oppressive in this instance.
A minor irony? Perhaps. But then again, a fundamental one. The difference between rallying and voting is that with the latter, you’re actually making choices that can force other people to pay for and live under the government you prefer. The responsible position is that you should be even more obligated to prove who you are, when you go in to vote.