In slapping down Texas’ voter identification law, the Obama Administration issued two undeniable policy preferences: for illegal voters, and against Texans governing Texas. Opposition to voter ID is about one thing, and one thing only: liberal politicians worried about not being able to steal elections.

The law passed by the legislature in 2011 and supported by overwhelming majorities of Texas — crossing ethnic and partisan boundaries — simply required voters to offer a photo identification, proving they are the voter in whose name they are casting a ballot. It’s all about ensuring the integrity of the electoral process.

The Obama Administration is preserving the ability of unscrupulous politicians to steal elections.

But apparently electoral integrity is something Barack Obama and his “justice” department seek to avoid when his name will be on the ballot. They want to maximize the ability of unscrupulous politicos to steal elections.

The Obama Administration’s Justice Department is claiming that the law would harm Hispanic voters. That’s ridiculous. Why does the Obama Administration assume Hispanic citizens don’t have, or are unable to get, photo IDs? Doesn’t pass the smell test, Mr. President. It’s either racist or elitist, or both.

Remember, polls have consistently shown Hispanic voters approve of voter ID — they are as concerned about electoral trickery as everyone else.

University of Texas polls have found that betwen 64 percent and 70 percent of Hispanic and Latino Texans support voter ID laws.

(It seems the only people to consistently opposing voter ID laws are a small number of politicians who want the flexibility to steal an election.)

In order to protect low-income citizens, the Texas law even makes free photo IDs available.

This is the second time in as many weeks that the Obama Administration has circumvented the policy decisions of the Texas Legislature. Apparently Mr. Obama isn’t a big fan of letting Texans govern Texas.

His administration has been an abject failure, and the ongoing success of the Lone Star State in pursuing policies contrary to his Euro-socialist vision of America is an ugly reminder of just how ineffectual he has been. Since Obama has lost Texas already, he must figure he can stick his finger in our business with reckless abandon.

Texas has been consistently reminding Washington bureaucrats that the Constitution says we govern ourselves. Looks like Attorney General Greg Abbott has another fight to win on his hands.

Michael Quinn Sullivan

Michael Quinn Sullivan is the publisher of Texas Scorecard. He is a native Texan, a graduate of Texas A&M, and an Eagle Scout. Previously, he has worked as a newspaper reporter, magazine contributor, Capitol Hill staffer, and think tank vice president. Michael and his wife have three adult children, a son-in-law, and a dog. Michael is the author of three books, including "Reflections on Life and Liberty."