As of the New Year, Illinois residents while have to produce photo ID in order to buy drain cleaner. The law, which took effect Sunday, requires those who seek to buy caustic or noxious substances, except for batteries, to provide government-issued photo identification that shows their name and date of birth. The cashier then must log the name and address, the date and time of the purchase, the type of product, the brand and even the net weight.
The City Square asks if the new law is racist. After all, if a photo ID requirement for voting is racist, isn’t this also. The poor, minorities, and the elderly need to buy Drano just like the rest of us.