Maybe Brett Davis should have thought of it before
WTMJ-AM’s Charlie Sykes quotes State Representative Brett Davis, candidate for Lt. Governor, complaining about a program to help people released from prison get a driver’s license. I’m not going to lose any sleep over this. If the Republicans want voter ID, and they say they’re willing to help people get driver’s licenses for that purpose, then a few more driver’s licenses to help bring people back into being productive members of society is nothing to complain about. I would rather Democrats and Republicans work together on getting as many of this state’s adults the proper identification needed for just functioning in society than have them argue over whether this group or that group gets theirs first. Give them to everybody, and then require them for voting.
But as a commenter at Sykes’ site points out, if Davis has such a problem with a program giving driver’s licenses to released prisoners, maybe he shouldn’t have voted for the state budget that started the program. No Runny Eggs explains what the law originally authorized, and it wasn’t all that different than what’s being done now.
Maybe Davis should have joined the conservatives in the state assembly and voted against that state budget like we wanted him to. It’s a little late to start whining about the effects of that budget now, isn’t it?
What’s next? Complaining about soy threshers?