The drones who run the social media accounts of airlines like American are finding themselves having to defend the need to display a photo ID to board an airplane after Georgia decided you needed one to vote:
Adults 18 and over are required to show identification at the airport.
— americanair (@AmericanAir) April 5, 2021
Sen. Adam Morfeld has had enough of people joking that they don’t need a photo ID to fly if they don’t need one to vote. However, Morfeld points out that voting is a constitutional right:
For those making the "next time I fly United I won't bring my ID then" jokes – flying is not a constitutional right. Voting is a constitutional right. Dangerous people getting on planes is an actual problem. Voter impersonation fraud is not. https://t.co/3uR14nkjTG
— Senator Adam Morfeld (@Adam_Morfeld) April 5, 2021
You know what else is a constitutional right?
So you’re saying no more ID for gun purchases then https://t.co/54aAZQvGlK
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 5, 2021
— Silver Rider (@realsilverrider) April 5, 2021
— Shady (@Sh8dy24) April 5, 2021
Now do firearm purchases.
— Brand al'Thor (@HammerheadA2) April 5, 2021
And the 2nd amendment? Glad you will be sponsoring a bill on Constitutional Carry.
— aaron roux (@a_roux) April 5, 2021
Congrats, you played yourself. Brb, gonna go buy a gun in 5 minutes without an ID or background check.
— Matt (@MattBurkart28) April 5, 2021
Are you suggesting that our Constitutional rights should be able to be exercised WITHOUT having to show Identification? FINALLY a politician that understands what "Shall not be infringed" actually means.
— The Liberty First Foundation (@TheLibertyFirst) April 5, 2021
The #2A has entered the chat.
— Nuclear Ironman ?♂️?♂️?♂️? (@NuclearHerbs) April 5, 2021
Voting is a constitutional right. Owning a gun is a constitutional right. We should have the same policy about whether you need an ID to participate in either of those rights.
— John Hawkins (@johnhawkinsrwn) April 5, 2021
The 2A is a constitutional right. So by this logic we should allow everyone to purchase guns without ID or background checks.
— Jerin Lyon (@Jlyon34) April 5, 2021
— Trey Morris (@TreyMorris) April 5, 2021
Oh. Well, excuse me while I purchase a gun constitutionally.
— Strike Up The Band (@UpriseNole) April 5, 2021
I'll be sure to let my local gun shop know that they may not ask for my ID because owning a gun is a constitutional right and I expect you to back that.
— dafuq3032 (@dafuq3032) April 5, 2021
Agreed! Then I should not have to show an ID to buy a firearm.
— Out of sorts Horta (@ButlerFlagman) April 5, 2021
You mean like when you file a federal form 4473 background check to purchase a firearm?
— UnsilentDeath (@UnsilentD) April 5, 2021
And in the case of Crawford v. .Marion County Election Board (2008), a 6-3 majority of SCOTUS ruled that requiring photo ID to vote is constitutional. The majority opinion was written by Justice Stevens, who, being from Chicago, knew all about voter impersonation.
— Merlin&Freyja, Cattorneys at Law (@Merlin80643296) April 5, 2021
— ForTheWin (@spearson138) April 5, 2021
I don't think this one is going how you thought it would.
— Bus (@PeruvianSkies4) April 5, 2021
Voting is NOT a constitutional right. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures…but upon probable cause…is a constitutional right. Voting is a privilege. Travel is a right.
— President-Elect Jason T. Jewell (@TheJasonJewell) April 5, 2021
Fifteenth Amendment does not explicitly grant anyone the right to vote. Instead, it prohibits federal and state governments from placing restrictions on voting based on three criteria: race, color, and previous condition of servitude. The entire amendment is two sentences long:
— David Andrews (@dmausmc) April 5, 2021
Not constitutional rights: voting without ID, absentee ballots, drop boxes, early voting, electronic voting, proxy voting
Constitutional rights: freedom of speech, worshipping God, and owning guns
— KJ (@purjoyone) April 5, 2021
So you are admitting that it’s not voter suppression and more voter verification. Also if it’s not a problem then why the big deal.
— Brian Liles (@12liles) April 5, 2021
We’re thinking senators should have to pass a citizenship test before being seated, but then again, Democrats are trying to get rid of the citizenship test too.
‘I was told this is racist’: American Airlines reminds potential customer a photo ID will be required https://t.co/V7DGBxS3kX
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 5, 2021