In his hysterical rant taken out of the liberal Democrat playbook, E.J. Dionne, in his column in the Aug. 25 issue of The Advocate, is making another ridiculous attempt to make us believe Republicans are trying to keep black and Hispanic people from voting.

Dionne, like all Democrats, has no problem with the necessity of white people having to provide identification when they vote at their polling place one time each election. Of course, there was a time when the Mayor Daley Chicago Democrat rule was in force where Democrats of any color could vote anywhere as often as they wanted as long as it was for a Democrat. No problem there, especially since it got JFK elected in 1960.

Now, however, Dionne wants only black people and Hispanics to be able to vote without providing any identification. That’s the same type of identification they need to get on an airplane, do banking transactions and a whole host of other daily chores. Voting is a right IF you qualify to do so, and you have an obligation to provide verification that you are who you say you are and live in the district you are voting in.

The law in Chicago may allow people, dead or alive, to vote wherever and as often as they want, but the rest of the country should have laws to say a properly identified person gets to vote once in the proper place. If Dionne and the rest of the Democrats think upholding the law of the land is racism, then Justice Roberts and all of the other judges who uphold the law are just going to have to be racists in the eyes of the Democrats.

In the eyes of all Americans though, we all just want to be treated the same with no special favors for those who want the law to apply only to the other guy. When you get right down to it, why should anyone have a problem proving who they are and where they live, so just what is it Dionne and the Democrats are really afraid of? One can only imagine.

Michael Sellen

retired sales representative

River Ridge