Guest post by Arizona Rep. Mark Finchem
Did you know that you must present a photo identification to get your COVID vaccine shots, buy cigarettes, alcoholic beverages, cold medicines, fly on airplanes, drive cars, open bank accounts, lease apartments, get mortgages, get hotel rooms, buy a can of compressed air (dusting your computer keyboard) at Walmart, rent tools at Home Depot, rent carpet cleaning machines, cash cheques, or enter a committee meeting at the Democrat National Convention?
You absolutely must have one to get a PPP loan, an EBT card, to get a job, fly on a commercial airplane, visit your federal or state legislators’ offices. You must have a photo ID to enter a federal courthouse, indeed entry into almost every government building requires one.
Many common forms require applicants to copy information from their ID onto the form (e.g., one’s Driver’s License number).
Thoughtfully, sixteen states—including California, New Mexico, Illinois, and New York— and the District