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Voting and Assault Weapons

President Bill Clinton was right when he said, “A great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.” From TP: While Clinton also called on America to implement health care reform and invest in science and education, the gun line elicited the biggest controversy, leading Alex Seitz-Wald to fact-check the claim. As it turns out, Clinton is correct: individuals can buy assault weapons without showing identification in more than 30 states, while federal law prohibits states from allowing individuals to vote without some form of identification. In recent years, 13 states have passed stricter voter ID

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington – Clinton’s Speech

50th Anniversary of the March on Washington. President Clinton’s speech Although I liked Obama’s speech, he really didn’t bring the fire. He gave his scholarly speech. It was Bill Clinton who consistently can bring it. The take home line from the March in my opinion was “But a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon.” As matter of fact he had several lines which are worth repeating – Dr. King’s dream of interdependence, his prescription of wholehearted cooperation across racial lines — they ring as true today as they did 50 years ago.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.

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