"Our aim, to swat liars and leeches, hypocrites & humbugs, demagogs & dastards"
-- The Yellow Jacket
Moravian Falls, N.C., 1919
“American citizens have the right to know who is in their country, that people are who they say they are, and that the name on the driver's license is the real holder's name, not some alias,” the bill's sponsor, Sensenbrenner, has said.
Don't confuse "real conservatives" with radical reactionaries. Barry Goldwater spins in his grave every time one of these right wing fanatics claims the mantel.
Please David and Mark, let us in on what a "real conservative" is.
The Congress can pass all of the blanket security measures that it likes, but until upper management at Justice stops hindering the work of its people in the field, terrorists will operate in America.Just take a look at what happened to FBI agents Rowley and Floyd, not to mention Justice prosecutor Convertino. There's a war going on all right, a war against the folks on the front lines, and it's being waged by the people we pay to manage them. My view on this matter is shared by the Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The ID law will just bloat an already flatulent and ineffective bureaucracy.
It was an attachment to one of Congress' "emergency" spending bills - more funding for the Iraq war, if I recall correctly - so that nobody would want to kill the package it was attached to in order to block it.Back in the early 90's, there was an effort by Illinois, New York, California, Texas, and Florida to get a National ID passed so they could try to stop making entitlement payments to illegal aliens; the idea got stomped on rather quickly. After 9/11, though, most people are still willing to go along with anything if it's claimed to be "anti-terrorist". The federal government isn't *taking* our rights away - it's more a case of the majority of folks being willing to give them up when the feds ask them to.
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