“Your Papers Please”

Once this is implemented it will become a passport that you have to show when crossing state lines. It will be used to track your movements within the country.

Washington Post Editorial Board:

The case for a national ID card

An effective solution would be to issue tamper-proof, biometric ID cards — using fingerprints or a comparably unique identifier — to all citizens and legal residents. Last week, both President Obama and a bipartisan group of eight senators seeking immigration reform urged something along those lines, without calling it a universal national identity card. That’s a major step forward.

Critics on both the civil-liberties left and the libertarian right have long resisted such cards as the embodiment of a Big Brother brand of government, omniscient, invasive and tentacular. Their criticisms ring hollow.

More than a third of Americans (35 percent) possess passports, up from just 6 percent 20 years ago — and all passports issued since 2007 contain chips that enable biometric use of facial recognition technology. The proliferation of passports for foreign travel has not encroached on Americans’ civil liberties. Why would another form of ID, used for employment verification, pose such a threat?”

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9 Responses to “Your Papers Please”

  1. Bill says:

    Yet an ID to vote is out of the question.

    • notamobster says:

      Of course, because they both fit the liberal narrative… in polar opposite perspectives. Kinda like saying guns should be illegal for everyone, except the ones used to protect me – or ObamaCare should be forced on everyone, except me and my family.

  2. James says:

    How about eliminating social security, medicare, medicaid, unemployment pay, government schools? No “free” stuff would make immigration a non-issue.

  3. messup says:

    Just thought would remind We The People (lest We forget) of the following facts:
    1)Social Security Cards issued in 1934, under FDR (remember, one year earlier he took the USA off a “Gold Standard”), up until 1980, expressly stated:
    a. Both number and card were NOT to be used for identification purposes.
    b.Since everyone in the United States (since 1934) has a Social Security Card (and number) and a national ID soon became necessary, its usage soon caused it to become mandatory in order for citizens to conduct financial transactions.
    c. The printed message, NOT FOR IDENTIFICATION, was soon removed.
    When Franklin Roosevelt, a Democrat, introduced the Social Security (FICA) Program. He promised:
    1.) That participation in the Program would be completely voluntary,
    -No longer Voluntary
    2.) That participants would only have to pay 1% of the first $1,400 of their annual Incomes into the Program,
    -Now 7.65% on the first $90,000
    3.) That money participants elected to put into the Program, would be deductible from their income(s) for tax purposes each year,
    -No longer tax deductible
    4.) That money participants put into the separate but independent. ‘Trust Fund’ (Al Gore’s now famous “Lock-Box”) rather than into the general operating fund, would only be used to fund the Social Security Retirement Program, ONLY and no other Government program. (This “lock-Box” is full of IOU’s)
    - Under Johnson, a Democrat, the money was moved to The General Fund and Spent (mostly on “earmarks).”
    5.) That annuity payments to retirees would never be taxed as income.
    - Under Clinton & Gore, Democrats, Up to 85% of citizen’s Social Security can be Taxed
    Since many legal Americans have paid into FICA for years and are now receiving a Social Security check every month – a. are now finding they’re getting taxed on 85% of the money that was paid to the Federal government to ‘put it away in a non-existent “Lock-Box,”’ may be interested in the following:
    Jimmy Carter, a Democrat, allowed those (illegal) aliens over 65 to “participate” (read:receive) Social Security payouts.Then We The People wonder why We The Elite People of the culture of corruption in WashingtonDC are forever trying to increase, decrease (or plain eliminate) entitlement payouts, rates, and rates of participation by (illegal) aliens, American citizens and related beneficiaries in Americas cornucopia of “freebies.” The system will by, it’s own nature, implode and collapse under its own sheer weight. Pray. Amen. Isn’t this the Cloward-Piven playbook?

  4. Mike says:

    “Why would another form of ID, for employment verfication, pose a threat.” It’s called a state ID, use that for employment verification. Sometime I don’t understand the perspective and commentary from article to article. We go from the federal government screws up everything it touches to discussing the merits of a “national ID card.” We all know the government would un fund any mandate that restricted illegals from getting a job and voting once they are given citizenship by the same group of so called conservatives that are also advocating the national ID card. I for one am tired of one more federal government mandate. It does nothing for security and who knows where it stops. I am probably ranting and maybe it’s just me.

  5. notamobster says:

    Sometime I don’t understand the perspective and commentary from article to article. We go from the federal government screws up everything it touches to discussing the merits of a “national ID card.”

    Mike – You do realize that the article was written by the Washington Post? One of the most liberal papers in the nation? I don’t know about you, but ‘we’ didn’t budge from the ‘federal government screw up everything it touches’ line.

    I don’t see any Revoistas arguing the merits of a Federal anything.

  6. Doc says:

    Arizona Senators McCain & Flake were BOTH on that committee. BOTH are NOTORIOUS R.I.N.O.’s. Flake also stated that “some common ground on Background checks might be achieved on the gun control argument…He’ll be a 1 (ONE) termer….

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