Letters to the Editor

Voter ID law bungles a non-existent problem

I was delighted to see that the S.C. General Assembly has passed the voter ID law. Since the legislature apparently has the time to address an imaginary problem, I can only assume that they have already found solutions to the real problems we face.

I am also heartened by the fact that this law will cost us taxpayers, depending on whom you believe, several hundred thousand dollars or a couple million dollars. We can all take pride in the fact that South Carolina is so financially stable that it can afford to spend this kind of money on a cure for a non-existent problem.

I know that the 178,000 registered voters who currently don't qualify under this new law can't wait to take a day off from work to go stand in line at the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Our state's bureaucracy and fans of big government can be congratulated for imposing upon us yet one more layer of regulations with which we must comply as a prerequisite to exercising our constitutional rights.

H. Fred Kuhn Jr.