They’re afraid of what would happen if you voted the way you want to, rather than the way they want you to.
Like how they might not be able to hold office anymore.
So to conquer their fears, they make you afraid instead. They spread wild rumors of rampant voter fraud, Mexicans streaming into the state to cast their illicit ballots using easy to forge voter registration cards.
And who knows, maybe Muslims, too.
Muslims look a lot like Mexicans, you know. A lot of them have brown skin, just like Mexicans.
They tell you these things and people become afraid, and people who are afraid sometimes do foolish things. Like support the passage of a law requiring all voters to present a photo ID at the polls.
An ID that they have to pay for.
And that changes the profile of the average voter in
Texans want to see your papers. Apparently the desire transcends from the voting booth to the grave. Now it appears that in death you will still need to carry your papers. They’re trying to make it a law that all corpses buried in Texas will have their IDs on them. A headstone isn’t enough, they say, because what if there’s a hurricane?
I tell you, Texans just want to see your papers.