One of the most fundamental rights of American citizens is the right to vote. Every citizen is entitled to have a say in his or her government equal to that of every other person.
But guaranteeing that equality means every vote must be legally cast, and the best way to ensure that is through a common sense voter ID law requiring citizens to show identification prior to voting, just like the one David Dewhurst passed last year.
That law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, received howls of protest from Democrats who absurdly claimed that the law was similar to a new poll tax. But David Dewhurst recognized that voter fraud compromises fairness in elections, and a simple measure requiring ID before voting was the right course to take.
Interestingly, there is another notable Texan who strongly believes in the Texas voter ID law.
His name? Ted Cruz.
In fact, Ted Cruz even has a petition on his campaign website defending the voter ID law that David Dewhurst shepherded through the Texas State Senate.
That’s right: Ted Cruz is not only defending a law that David Dewhurst passed; he’s campaigning on it.
Ted Cruz and his Washington, D.C. allies have spent millions of dollars smearing David Dewhurst’s conservative credentials, an effort that hinges upon distorting the Lieutenant Governor’s long list of accomplishments.
But apparently, Ted Cruz thinks Texans are simply too stupid to realize that he’s actually running on David Dewhurst’s record.