I’ve given a lot of thought to this and have even read the actual law online (unlike Barack Obama, Eric Holder or Janet Napolitano) before gracing you all with my opinion on the matter.
The fact is that those of us lucky enough to be American citizens have to identify ourselves, our citizenship, date of birth, place of residence, Social Security number and God knows what else on a daily basis here in the land of the free. So why shouldn’t illegal aliens be expected to do the same? Do they have more rights than legal citizens?
I hate Big Brother more than most people. I don’t like having to present my ID to the cops, at the bank, the DMV, the hospital or anywhere else. Screw ‘em I say! But what choice do I have? That’s just the way it is and I have to suck it up along with EVERYONE else.
If I don’t want to live in a society with laws I can go build a cabin in Montana someplace and catch up on my reading. And if illegal immigrants don’t want to deal with it they don’t have to stay.
Today’s posting is spurred by an email I received which is quoted in its entirety below.
Consider this. As an ordinary American citizen I must show ID when:
- When pulled over by the Police.
- Making purchases on my credit card.
- When I verify medical insurance for a doctor’s appointment.
- When filling out a credit card or loan application.
- When applying for or renewing a driver’s license.
- When applying for any kind of insurance.
- When filling out college applications.
- When donating blood.
- When obtaining controlled prescription drugs.
- When making some debit purchases, especially if I’m out of state.
- When collecting a boarding pass for airline or train travel.
- When proving I am of legal age to buy booze and cigarettes.
- When voting at the polls.
- When applying for Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid benefits.
- When enlisting in the military.
- When entering a military base.
- When applying for food stamps.
- When applying for disability or economic assistance.
- When cashing a check.
- When entering my place of work.
- When applying for or renewing a passport
I’m sure there are more instances, but the point is that we citizens of the USA are required to prove who we are nearly every day. Why should people in this country illegally be exempt?
Last but not least, there is nothing in Arizona’s state law which is already not part of Federal law. So why did Arizona write and enact this law? Because the Feds were not enforcing the laws already on their books! Don’t be surprised if you start seeing more of these types of laws being enacted in states across the country.