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I don't understand how requiring individuals to prove citizenship is an undue burden on the poor/elderly. The fee for a state issued ID in Arizona is only $12, and according to dmv.com "There is no fee for applicants aged 65 years and over, or for recipients of the federal supplemental security income disability payments."
If citizens aren't responsible enough to possess a state issued ID proving citizenship are they responsible enough to vote?
I'm not an advocate of disenfranchisement in any way, rather I'm an advocate of people taking care of themselves and not relying on every single government loop hole to function.9 months ago
Having been a student at both MCC and ASU I enthusiastically embrace the ban. In fact, I signed a petition at ASU for it to become smoke free.
In the article, the columnist came up with the statistic that 95% of the campus population are adults. Not sure where he got this statistic so I'll throw out another one...of those 95%, we'll say 80% are over 21 and thus allowed to drink. Why can't those adults over 21 be allowed to bring their alcohol on campus and consume it?
I'm not comparing alcohol drinking to smoking tobacco, but I am pointing out that there is precedent for legal substances to be banned from public campuses.
All of the Banner Hospitals and even Phoenix Children's hospital (I'm sure others too, but I've worked at these ones) have a ban on tobacco use on campus. Yes they even call their property a "campus." Does the author want to overturn those bans because adults should be allowed to use a legal product wherever they want?
If you have ever been on ASU's campus, chances are you have been stuck walking behind someone who has lit up a cigarette. Sometimes you are walking the smoke for a few hundred yards. Irritating at the least and asthma exacerbating at the worst if you are a non-smoker.
Although I think the ban over 16 oz sugary drinks is a little much, I don't think that is legislating morality. We have a real endemic of obesity and other diseases like diabetes in this country because of our high caloric diets. Public awareness really isn't changing that either. Personally I hope they ban the 44 oz at Circle K. I drink way too much diet Dr. Pepper. Also I do wish that the restaurants here would put their calories on the menu like they do in California. This would allow adults make better informed decisions. 11 months ago
So why even bother with elections? We just need to ask ourselves, "what would Randy do?" WWRD... The Pearce recall was bad news. Not only did it waste thousands upon thousands of dollars on an election that would have taken place next year, but it emboldened people and organizations like Randy to sets their aim higher. You will see these recall elections pop up all over the country. Monkey see monkey do with these libs. They are attracted to the novelty of these upstart movements (classic OWS). I am the first one to accept an idea from another individual, if it is rational and responsible.
Nov 22, 2011