Right on cue, the American Civil Liberties Union has filed suit challenging Pennsylvania's seven-week-old voter identification law.
The shock would have been had the ACLU not challenged the law. Under the guise of defending liberties, the organization has a long history of battling accountability.
And that's all anyone is asking with this law.
If you are going to vote, you have to show something that says you are the person on the voter rolls. People are being given the better part of a calendar year to come with some form of identification. Sorry, but that doesn't sound draconian to us.
So why the uproar? Could it be that all those long-held suspicions about the validity of the voting in Philadelphia have some merit? Could it be that some people already know what the result of this law will be?
Voting in an election is not a gimmick. It is not meant to be a strategy where somebody can figure out a way to defraud an election and give more weight to one candidacy over another. The fact that this hasn't been proven to have happened likely has more to do with the fact that there was no mechanism in place to prove voter fraud or prevent it.
Voting is a privilege. People have died for that privilege.
Foes of this law can criticize it all they want, and come up with phantom allegations if they wish, but defending and preserving the validity of the voting process will never be a misguided notion to us.
The objectors to this law - some Democrats, the AARP, the NAACP, labor unions and government-connected groups - are missing the point. The law is not meant to exclude anyone of legitimacy from voting.
It's meant to preserve the validity and value of legitimate voters of all backgrounds and viewpoints.