Black Congressman Slams Liberals Calling Voter-ID Laws ‘Suppression,’ Says It’s Racist

(Liberty Bell) – One of the most important means of protecting the integrity of our election system is having voter-ID laws in place. These laws ensure that a person who comes to vote is an actual American citizen with proper documentation to prove that they have the right to vote in our elections.

This is no different than being carded for buying alcohol or R-rated movies. We require identification for all sorts of things in this country, just to help verify a person really is who they say are. And yet, the radical left is absolutely opposed to ensuring that our elections are free and fair by requiring folks to show these IDs.

Why?

Well, the biggest opposition the radical left gives for this that they believe these laws discriminate against blacks and minorities because so many of them are allegedly unable to get an ID car. So, in their whacked out believe system, they think the call for voter-ID laws is tantamount to racist “voter suppression.”

But, according to Rep. Burgess Owens, who grew up in the Jim Crow South, that assumption itself is racist. In fact, Owens took to Twitter where he responded to a user who accused him of “bias” because he is against gun-control bills while also being supportive of voter ID laws.

“You know what’s racist? Assuming because I’m black that ‘I just don’t have the capability of getting an I-D.’ Disclaimer: We are capable of getting and I-D (and even using the internet!)” he said.

“I used my I.D. to drive a car, to get a job, to board a plane, pick up prescriptions, and virtually everything else in life… So tell me again, why is showing an I.D. ‘Voter suppression’?” Owens asked in another post.

In a perfect example of what Owens is referring to, let’s look back to 2016 when Ami Horowitz conducted a man-on-the-street survey asking white people in New York City what their opinions were on voter ID laws. Many of the individuals he spoke to said the laws were racist and an attempt to suppress the black vote.

Some of these people said that minorities are less likely to get IDs because they don’t live in areas with “easy access” to DMVs or the Internet.

One individual said, “I feel like they don’t have the knowledge of how it works.”

And conservatives are the racist ones? Really? This person is assuming minorities are too stupid to know how the Internet works or how to go to the DMV to get an identification card. That’s very insulting.

When Horowitz went to East Harlem and spoke with folks in the black community, all of them said they do carry identification cards and that every black person they knew carried them too. They also became very upset at being told a lot of white people thought they didn’t know where to get one or didn’t have access to the Internet.

Owens recently delivered a speech on the House floor where he argued in favor of the Second Amendment saying, “I grew up in the Deep South at a time when black Americans were unable to defend themselves. After the Civil War, black codes and Jim Crow laws prevented prohibited people of color from owning firearms.”

“In the mid-1950s Martin Luther King Jr. carried firearms for self-protection but his application for concealed weapon permit was denied because of racist gun control laws in his state,” he added.

Owens then shared that as a kid he witnessed an altercation between his father and a southern white man “who thought my grandfather was being disrespectful and threatened to teach him a lesson.”

“Later that night he drove up to my grandfather’s home with a bunch of his friends, standing on the floor-runner of a Model-T Ford,” Owens went on to say. “My grandfather was prepared; he and his brothers had hidden around his front porch. As these bullies and cowards approached the house, they heard the click of rifles and left as fast as they came. Without firing his gun on another human being, my grandfather’s right to own a firearm ensured his rights to protect his life, liberty and property.”

Copyright 2021. LibertyBell.com

8 COMMENTS

  1. DR. BOB THAT SHORT VIDEO OF ASKING WHITES THEN TALKING TO BLACKS SHOULD BE ON FACEBOOK SO EVERYONE CAN SEE THE STUPIDITY AND IGNORANCE OF THE JACKASSES LIVING IN AMERICA. LET THEIR FACES AND VOICES BE SEEN AND HEARD

  2. “R Philipson” Still yet another example of why you would make an excellent Propaganda minister for “Adolf” Pelosi” and “Herman Goering “ Schurmer. You undoubtedly have of framed blow up painting of Paul Goebels in your living room. Voter submission in one of the many terrible things that your idols the Nazi’s did. Owens doesn’t eat garbage, you,Pelosi and Schurmer’s dream of a “Thousand year Reich” are garbage

    • You don’t know what you are talking about ! Owens is right on target and an honorable person and needs to be listed to. Strange how all these so called liberals want the opposing view to be heard but they do not want to listen to any one else view. They have no tolerance, no capacity for common ground, no intention to allow others the right to express their view. If it’s not their way, it’s the highway ! They can put that where the sun don’t shine !

    • Mr. Owen’s speaks the truth, yet you cannot fathom it. You call the truth garbage. Do you assume that every black person driving a car is operating as an unlicensed operator? Or an uninsured motorist? If you do, you’re a racist, and that is the point Mr. Owen’s is making. The other point Mr. Owen’s is making is that most people have ID.

      I do believe that it is required by law that you have ID on your person in most states.

      What’s the big deal about proving who you say you are when you are voting? Or is your motto: Vote early, vote often?

  3. Always have been asked to show I.D. when voting. I would rip pollsters a new one if they didn’t request it. Democrats know they can’t win any election without massaging results. You need to have a message that resonates with voters and stepping on landmines is not it.

  4. Perhaps Congressman Owens could/should share this article with Stacy Abrams of Georgia. May help her understand that voter registration is not “racist” and does not suppress the rights of blacks, or anyone else, to vote. Mr. Owens pointed out how we are required to show I.D. to prove our age to buy alcoholic beverages, get a license to drive a car, to enter x-rated movies, etc. If one is capable of voting, then they are certainly capable of getting a state issued I.D. card. It is not that not that difficult.

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