Hillary says having to show an ID is a violation of your rights

I have listened to Hillary Clinton attacking Ohio for weeks now over our voting laws.

Clinton blistered Republicans, accusing them of "systemically and deliberately" seeking to disenfranchise minority and poor voters throughout the nation with laws that make it harder to cast ballots. This, of course, is all about voter ID.

Ohio gives citizens over 20 days to vote, while her beloved New York does not. In fact, in Ohio, if you are unable (or unwilling) to go to the board of elections or to your polling place on election day, you are covered: a government employee will actually deliver a ballot to your home and then take your marked ballot to the board of elections to be counted. We call that government employee your mailman. If anything, Secretary of State Jon Husted has made it easier to vote in Ohio, but also more difficult to cheat - and that is what upsets Mrs. Clinton. Secretary Husted is also a great friend to Ohio’s gun owners.

If we accept that Hillary is sincere and really thinks this way about civil rights (dubious, but let’s have fun) we can easily come to other conclusions.

Hillary Clinton is on the record supporting so-called "universal" background checks. Thus, we can logically turn her thinking on this subject around and ask whether this means Democrats like Hillary Clinton and other leftists are “systemically and deliberately" seeking to disenfranchise minorities and poor citizens throughout the nation by demanding background checks on gun purchases, making it harder to exercise your Second Amendment right to buy a gun. After all, you have to show an ID and fill out a government form 4473 to purchase a firearm. And don’t even get me started on the extra paper work, long wait, and $200 tax on Class III items. If demanding ID at the voter booth is a violation of civil rights, so is demanding ID at the gun shop.

So, I challenge Mrs. Clinton and all of her progressive and liberal supporters to back all civil rights equally and demand an end to the government requiring ID, background checks, and tedious forms to exercise your Second Amendment rights. Of course, we all know they won't do this, but it is fun to point out their high and cynical hypocrisy.

Tim Inwood is the current Legislative Liaison and Past President of the Clinton County Farmers and Sportsmen Association, an Endowment Member of the NRA and Life Member of the OGCA, a member of the Board of Directors of the OGCA, Chairman of the Clinton County Republican Party, and a volunteer for Buckeye Firearms Association.

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