I was being sarcastic. Flashing any sort of ID does nothing. In addition it does nothing for absentee ballots.
Well while we're on the subject of unreasonable demands, how about cavity searches before boarding a plane.
Right, as the world goes, is only in question between equals in power, while the strong do what they can and the weak suffer what they must.
There is a modern myth that people have always tended towards democracy, constitutions, electoral rights; but in truth, love of freedom has never been the predominant note of popular politics. At most times, popular demand has been for a strong government.