Wednesday, November 28, 2007

WELCOME TO MEXICO, YANKEE

There is an article in the header that shows why an immigrant is against Driver's Licenses for illegals. Just click it.

I wanted to get your attention for this post. I know it succeeded in a couple of cases.

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I'm not sure which political party I'm the most disgusted with over this Driver's Licenses (DL) for illegal aliens business. .

The Democrats, in general, seem to feel that it would be ok to give them out to people who are in this country illegally. Some of the Republican candidates agree with this. .

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I have a problem with this, however. Since the States issue DL's why should they surrender this right to the Federal government?

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While watching the almost total lack of any action in any sphere by the sitting Senate and House representatives over the past year, it occurred to me that we don't really need any Federal law ordering the states to issue, or not issue, DLs to illegals. It has been stated that far too many bills (laws, acts, whatever) are approved or disapproved by our representatives without that person even reading them. It may sound cavalier on my part, but it has to be an ugly fact. If it isn't true, then why are so many of them bad and totally inadequate for the subject they concern? After all, the majority of our reps are college grads and the majority of them are lawyers. I've heard, from other sites, that the poor dears are so overworked they sometimes don't have time to read what they are voting on.

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Busy with what? Well, they have to see all the lobbyists and other people with an axe to grind to help individual businesses. And then there are the (paid for) trips to other lands, vacation spots, holiday events and tours and meetings in various locations around the U.S. and the world.

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But about issuing DLs to illegals. Is it possible that those in power don't grasp the fact that once one has a DL, it is a simple matter to register to vote? Voter registration cards are easy to get, easy to fill out and easy to return to the registrar. If you remember the application you filled out years ago, they don't even ask if you are a citizen. So I guess that means we must be quite willing to allow non-citizens to elect our law makers. Maybe we should send a few millions to China and Iran and Russia and North Korea and any other country that wants them? And let's not forget those countries that our State Department says we shouldn't visit. They'd probably love to help elect a President and Representatives for us.

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I'm quoting from a comment in http://www.desmoinesregister.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071115/OPINION03/711150362 "Iowa on its own, however, could issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants. It's a matter of public safety. That's why the New Iowans Policy Task Force, created by former Gov. Tom Vilsack, asked the 2007 Legislature to consider doing just that. That idea went nowhere, and it's not likely to go anywhere in 2008, especially after what happened in New York. Ignoring the problem, however, will not make it go away."

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Iowa, and all our states need to recognize that we, and the illegals, are a mobile country. If I can get a license from Iowa (or any other state) it is a simple matter to then apply for a new license from any other state as a new resident.

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I seem to remember a famous American who said, unequivocally: "Beware of entangling alliances." I feel like a definite minority accepting that quote.

10 comments:

alphonsedamoose said...

You just have to wonder don't you? The people are illegal but we will give them a drivers license anyway. Is there logic to this argument.And e will need a passport just to visit.
You got my attention. I had to take a shot of Nitro for my ole ticker. LOL
Post id from Dorky Dad

Catmoves said...

moose, it's the illogic that bothers me the most. I am still trying to adjust to the idea that a huckster can sell just about anything to Americans.
I'm told that heart stimulation is a good thing, by the way.
I copied the URL from Babzy's post and visited the site. I also noted that he seemed to apologize for any misunderstanding.
Ya gotta remember, buddy, opinions are like a******s and everybody's got one. Just let it roll off that nice moose fur and forget it. There's at least one Yank that doesn't hate Canadians. (Raising hand.)

alphonsedamoose said...

Cat: I knew you liked us. That's why I gave you a warning about what I said.I guess after all the crap with passports, mad cow and the lumber dispute, I got a little touchy.

Babzy said...

Just wanted to say Hi and have a great day. Will be back later to read your latest posts. We have snow today so I'm staying in.

Catmoves said...

moose no offense meant, none taken. The lumber? Have the Yanks screwed y'all on lumber?
Dang. Can't leave them alone for a minute, can we?
If I ever qualify for a passport, I'll visit and have a beer with you.

Catmoves said...

Babzy. Hi. Snow? A four letter word from you, of all people? Start a fire (in the fireplace), turn a soap on, grab a glass full of your favorite beverage and keep the shades drawn.
Doc Catmoves recipe for anti depression usually works. Oh, yeah, visit some blogs and leave comments.

Babzy said...

Cat, our snow is all gone now. We got 20 cm in our area which is quite a lot for us. But now it's raining and windy, our usual weather.

Just read your post about illegals getting driver's licences. I think they should all get drivers licences so when they all drive up to Canada they can sleep in their cars rather than us putting them up in hotels.

Catmoves said...

cm, cm, cm, oh, I'll google it. Aha. More than seven inches. Of that four letter word. Yuck.
OK, maybe we can convince them that the only place they can get DLs is at Niagra Falls and then they will have to drive north for 67 miles before the licenses are legal?

Buck Pennington said...

Late to the party I am...but. You certainly DID get my attention! The pic could have been jes a lil bit larger, tho, ya know? I mean, just so's we'd all appreciate the meaningful differences between As and Fs...

;-)

Catmoves said...

Hey Buck. I don't believe you didn't appreciate the meaningful differences, ya know.
Glad you enjoyed that one.