President Obama was giving an impassioned speech about Republicans making it very difficult for some citizens to vote. He gave the speech at the National Action Network Convention. When he got on the subject of the kinds of IDs some of the GOP politicians are requiring, the president became seriously comical. It was on for the birthers. The absurdity was not lost.
In other places folks may learn that without a document like a passport or a birth certificate, they can’t register. About sixty percent of Americans don’t have a passport. Just because you don’t have the money to travel abroad doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to vote here at home.It is ironic. So much was made of the president who was born in Hawaii, to an American mother and a Kenyan father. Yet, very little was made about Ted Cruz being born in Canada to an American mother and a Cuban father.
And just to be clear, I know where my birth certificate is. But a lot of people don’t. A lot of people don’t. I think it is still up on a website somewhere. You remember that? That was crazy. That was some crazy stuff. I hadn't thought about that in a while.