NAACP leader Benjamin Jealous has travelled to the United Nations in order to seek international pressure on states so they change the laws so they no longer require a state-issued I.D. to vote. So in other words, he went to an international, global governing body to affect individual state laws. Ladies and gentlemen, it's the progressive mind in action.
Jealous joined "Democracy Now" to discuss his overseas trip He said, "We're going to talk about the fact that more states have passed more laws pushing more citizens in our country out of the ballot box in the last 12 months than since the rise of Jim Crow. 5 million people pushed out disproportionately. Black and brown. We estimate 75% of black men don't have an ID."
"Who's estimating 75% of black men don't have ID," Pat wondered of the unnamed "We" in Jealous's comment.
"He's asking the UN to overturn state laws," Glenn pointed out.
As the radio guys pointed out, showing I.D. help prevent voter fraud and "just makes sense" when it comes to showing you are who you say you are and that you are a U.S. citizen.
"They have not fooled the American people on this," Stu said. "63% of the Democrats agree with showing photo ID. 85% of the Republican. 77% of independents."