I try to look at both sides of issues. I try to at least understand where the logic comes from in those whose views differ from me. I may not agree, but I can often see where they are coming from. I have read quite a bit and listened quite a bit to the controversy over voter ID laws such as the new law in Pennsylvania. For the life of me I cannot see how that can be opposed - especially since Pennsylvania offers free ID cards. Apart from pragmatism how can anyone oppose such a law? What possible logic is there to say that a person should not have to prove who they are in order to vote? I hear the arguments, that it isn't that big a deal and that some people might not be able to vote under these laws, but they seem very shallow. There are two contrasting views. On one side we have the potential for fraud, on the other we have the potential for someone not being able to vote. It just appears to me that the potential for fraud is much more likely. The excuses about why someone cannot get a free photo ID seem ludicrous. No matter how hard I try to see the other side it seems to me that the only reason to oppose these laws is to perpetuate fraud. I know we have some posters here who are more left minded than I am (despite what some members here think ) so I would love to get some input to help me understand why this is even an issue.