Rights Verses Privileges; A Lesson For The GOP

Yesterday, Eric Holder addressed the NAACP. Of course a hot topic issue was Voter ID and now the right wing bloggers have a new outrage, being pushed by Townhall:

Earlier today, Attorney General Eric Holder addressed the NAACP Nation Convention at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas. What did media need in order to attend? That's right, government issued photo identification (and a second form of identification too!), something both Holder and the NAACP stand firmly against when it comes to voting. Holder's DOJ is currently suing Texas for "discriminatory" voter ID laws.

A quick look on Memeorandum reveals that the wingnuts are taking this issue at full force. Perhaps we should take sometime out from our busy schedules to educate these misguided individuals.

Voting is a RIGHT!
Seeing the AG speak is a PRIVILEGE!

There's a fundamental difference between these two and one that many on the right seem to forget, so I decided to take this lesson a bit further with one of the best educators of our time, the late George Carlin:

I really hope that they can understand this fundamental difference, but sadly I doubt they will...


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